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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


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


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


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 Re-opens


Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park has re-opened, six weeks after a rock fall near the entrance resulted in the cave being closed to the public.

Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Region manager, Chris Colley, said that wet weather caused the rock fall and was also responsible for delaying the work required to re-open the cave.

"Advice from a geotechnical engineer was that the steep slope above the cave entrance needed to be stabilised before the cave could be re-opened," Mr Colley said.

"This work involved trained staff working on ropes to check the stability of rocks on the steep slope and dislodge any loose rocks. It was quite difficult work that covered an area of about 50 metres wide by150 metres above the cave entrance."

"We're pleased that the work has been completed and the cave is again available to the public."