Disabled Access Bushwalking Tasmania
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The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania (PWS) is committed to providing tracks, facilities, and equipment that are accessible to a broad range of people wishing to experience Tassie’s national parks and reserves.  Some of Tasmania’s National Parks and reserves offer a range of different experiences for persons with mobility challenges. These include tracks with wheelchair access, assistance for the elderly, information for persons who are visually impaired, and options for parents with prams.

One option offered is the trail rider, which is an all-terrain wheelchair that can go in areas and tracks that are normally inaccessible to mobility-impaired visitors. A minimum of two reasonably fit operators are required to assist the rider on easier graded walks, with more needed for difficult tracks. A TrailRider is available for hire without charge, though bookings need to be made 7 days in advance via the relevant visitor centre. TrailRiders are available at Cradle Mountain and, Freycinet, and Mount Field national parks.​ The majority of the Cradle Mountain shuttle buses from the visitor centre to Dove Lake are wheelchair compatible.

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