Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a wild fallow deer control project within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and the western section of the Central Plateau Conservation Area.

The wild fallow deer control project is an aerial shooting program for the month of May 2023 and 2024.

The control area will be closed to all users from Monday, 1 May to Sunday, 4 June 2023.

Areas closed to public access:

  • Walls of Jerusalem National Park

  • Central Plateau Conservation Area, west of Highland Lakes Road and north of Marlborough Rd and Lyell Highway

  • Tracks that start within the Meander Conservation Area and Great Western Tiers Conservation Area west of Highland Lakes Road

More detailed information is available in the FAQs or visit the TWWHA Deer Project page

For further enquiries please call: (03) 6701 2104​

Please see closure notices on individual walks.

The Great Western Tiers, kooparoona niara, are a collection of mountain bluffs that form the Northern edge of Tasmania's Central Plateau and extend over 100 km from Millers Bluff near Campbell Town to Western Bluff near Mole Creek. Much of the region is contained within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).

The Great Western Tiers is the short walk capital of Tasmania with countless opportunities to explore the expanses of temperate rainforest and subalpine woodland, sandstone and dolerite cliffs, and abundant lakes and waterfalls. Many of the tracks up the face of the Great Western Tiers have been forged by hunters, trappers and loggers in years gone by, and several of them extend south into the Central Plateau Conservation Area.  

Take some time out from the daily grind. Absorb the sounds of nature; birds chirping, leaves crunching underfoot, water flowing over rock. Breathe in the pure mountain air. 

Come WALK with us. 

Click on the images below for information and downloadable handouts on the various walks in the region. There is a walk for every ability and fitness level. Handouts are updated regularly. 



Looking for bushwalking gear to get you set for your walk?

There is a great range of books, maps, handouts and bushwalking supplies at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre.

98 -100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine
03) 6362 5280
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Bushwalking books and maps

Bushwalking supplies for sale

Bushwalking gas canisters

Walk Grades

Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them.

Grade 2: Suitable for most ages. Track has a hardened or compacted surface with gentle hill sections and occasional steps.

Grade 3: Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.

Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked.

Safe Walking

Plan, be prepared, walk with friends, tell someone where you are going. Consider hiring an EPIRB from Service Tasmania Shops to prepare for emergency events.  Make a personal determination as to your fitness and experience to undertake specific walks. More info here safe walking.

Leave No Trace

Walk on formed tracks, observe all restrictions, dispose of waste properly and leave what you find. See more here leave no trace.

Further Information

Parks & Wildlife Service: www.parks.tas.gov.au

Restrictions/Alerts: www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts

Weather: www.bom.gov.au/tas

Images © 2019 - 2022 Jade Austen. All rights Reserved.

Updated April 2023.