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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Marakoopa Cave closed due to rockfall

20/06/2008

Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park remains closed following a rockfall at the cave entrance last week.

A two-metre diameter rock fell onto a concrete path, blocking the cave's entrance.

Chris Emms, the Parks and Reserves Manager for Great Western Tiers/Mersey, said the cave is likely to remain closed until early July.

"During the next two weeks, the rock will be removed, the pathway repaired and other mitigation works will be undertaken to ensure visitor safety," Mr Emms said.

"During these works we'll take the opportunity to replace an existing access bridge at the site which had been planned to occur later in July. We now expect to complete all of these works within the next two weeks, with the cave to re-open in early July."