visitor information

Visitor Information Centres are easily identified by the big blue ‘i’ signs. They can help with itineraries, booking accommodation, maps and ideas for what to do.

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Drop in and get advice, maps and ideas or book an adventure or your next overnight stay.

Look for the blue and yellow ‘i’ – it’s your pointer to our friendly, helpful, accredited Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres.

Our Visitor Information Centres are part of the Tasmanian Visitor Information Network, staffed by friendly knowledgeable locals who are passionate about Tasmania, and in particular – their areas.

Visitor Information Centres are open seven days a week.

Services include free information and can help you with:

  • Itinerary planning
  • Maps and directions
  • Booking services for accommodation and tours
  • Attractions, events, retails outlets and local services
  • Road conditions and transport options
  • 24-hour access to information
  • Public toilets onsite or nearby
  • Emergency contact numbers and accommodation options
  • Local knowledge and insights.


Download our free app

The Tasmanian Visitor Centre app is designed for use on smartphones and tablets and provides an easy and convenient way to access a comprehensive range of Tasmanian tourism products and services including attractions, accommodation, restaurants, events and more. Use it when planning a holiday or to locate and get directions while in the state. It’s free to download now at the App Store and on Google Play.

Contact

To contact one of our Visitor Centres see the Tasmanian Visitor Information Network.

Sustainability

Ecotourism is the responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people – quoted by the International Ecotourism Society

Green Tourism

Our vision for tourism in the North West is that all experiences should provide powerful connections with wild places and be well managed and sustainable into the future.

Our guiding principles for green tourism are:

  • Sustainable numbers of visitors
  • High financial returns to the economy to allow protection and improvement of the natural environment
  • Encouragement for operators to adopt Environmentally Sustainable Development principles and practices
  • Recognition that the Tarkine as a place is the key asset and its wilderness is to be managed carefully and sustainably
  • Use of existing access and infrastructure to strengthen the viability of the Tarkine as a nature-based destination.


Your footprint

You, as an individual, play an important part in tackling climate change and helping us lower Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions through maintaining a ‘light footprint’ in the North West region.

We encourage visitors to do their part in maintaining and improving the natural condition of this amazing part of the world. Please take personal responsibility for your impact during your visit and find ways to lower your carbon footprint.

What is a carbon footprint?

A ‘carbon footprint’ is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that result from our lifestyle. We can take a number of simple measures to lighten our carbon footprints.

If we purchase locally produced food, for example, we can cut back our personal emissions by reducing, or even eliminating food transport mileage.

Some further ways to reduce your carbon footprint…

  • buy local products
  • off-set the carbon generated through your travel
  • ensure you have the correct vehicle tyre pressure
  • use solar power where appropriate
  • use wind-up torches
  • walk and bicycle as much as you can
  • reduce, reuse, recycle wherever possible
  • compost wherever possible.