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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents


As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site


Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded


A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Access Restricted at Mt Field National Park Due to Fire Danger


The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that access to part of Mt Field National Park will be restricted until further notice due to a bushfire four kilometres north-west of the park in the Broad River Valley.

Parks and Wildlife Service spokesperson Liz Wren said that Forestry Tasmania crews are working to contain the fire,
however the partial closure of the park is a precaution due to the forecast weather conditions for today.

"The safety of visitors to our parks and reserves is paramount and given current conditions, fires may be difficult to control," Ms Wren said.

The Lake Dobson Road is closed and all facilities at Lake Dobson closed until further notice. Parks staff are contacting bushwalkers on the plateau and they are being relocated.

Visitor facilities in the day use area around the visitor centre and cafe remain open including the campground and Russell Falls, Tall Trees and Lady Barron walking tracks.

Visitor should be aware there may be additional closures at short notice if weather conditions change. For further information contact the Mt Field Visitor Centre on 6288 1149.