From now until 1 July 2019, all Seniors Card holders are able to access Tasmania’s national parks completely free! To get your free Seniors park pass, visit a national park visitor centre the Parks and Wildlife website: www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=48629. This offer is open for all Australian residents who hold an Australian Government-issues Seniors Card – so let your mainland friends know!
Tasmania’s national parks are really something special – with something for everyone of any age, ability, interest and background. You can go for a short stroll, have a picnic, learn some history, or have an adventure scaling our magnificent mountains. There are also 24 sites across Tasmania that are wheelchair accessible.
Stuck for where to start? There is lots of information on the Parks and Wildlife Service website. The 60 Great Short Walks booklet is a handy starting point which provides information on a range of walks to suit any level – available on the Parks website (www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=5940) or at visitor information centres. COTA also has a Rethink Parks Brochure with some ideas about what you can get up to.
Note that this initiative only covers the cost of the Parks pass, and does not include other fees such as guided tours, overnight walk passes or camping passes.