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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

Gunns Plains Cave re-opens


The Gunns Plains Cave in the north west of the State has re-opened following the completion of stabilisation works in the cave.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said the cave has been closed for several months while a boulder in the cave's ceiling was stabilised.

"This has now been completed by the installation of a steel beam and rock bolts on the surface above the cave which have secured the boulder," Mr Mooney said.

"While the cave was closed we took the opportunity to improve the site with works that include a new office roof and two new picnic shelters."

Cave lessees Geoff and Trish Deer have welcomed the re-opening of the cave.

"Gunns Plains Cave is only about 20 minutes from Ulverstone and is well worth a visit," said Mr Deer.

"The cave's walkways and electrical system was upgraded recently and the cave has never looked better.

"The cave is renowned for its magnificent shawl and flowstone formations and the recent improvements will assist visitors to enjoy the cave experience."

The cave is open seven days a week from 10am to 3.30pm. For further information on tour times, please phone 6429 1388.

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.