IF statistics are anything to go by, national parks are helping to bring tourists to the state.
The state's national parks reported a 4 per cent increase in visits for 2012-13 - almost 25,000 more than the previous 12 months.
Most improved was the iconic Cradle Mountain, which attracted a four-year high of 170,000 visits, and 20,000 more than last year.
The figures come after it was revealed Tasmania's total tourism numbers have climbed 12 per cent.
In 2012-13, there were 653,000 visits to the state's seven major national parks: Freycinet, Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair, Narawantapu, Mount Field, Mole Creek-Kaarst and Hastings Caves.
Not included in the overall figures was the Tamar Island Wetlands near Launceston, which recorded its highest annual total of 22,000 visits.
Parks Minister Brian Wightman said the parks and reserves system was part of Tasmania's core brand, and the state's largest tourism attraction.
``Tasmania has a reserve system that is the envy of many countries around the world, and they contain attractions and experiences that are the backbone of the Tasmanian tourism industry,'' he said.
``Tourism Tasmania's market research confirms that visitors to Tasmania are motivated to visit by our natural environment.
``It is a marketing point of difference.''
Despite the overall growth, there was a combined drop of 4000 visits to Lake St Clair, Mount Field and the Hastings Caves.
Mr Wightman acknowledged that Hastings was situated in a region that had experienced a fall in tourism for several years, while blaming the Mount Field decline on the January and February bushfires.
Mr Wightman said the number of visitors to Lake St Clair was inaccurate, in that the results did not reflect the bushwalkers on the Overland Track who travelled through the area as they finished their walk.