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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

Waterhouse Conservation Area road and campground closures


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) wishes to advise November long weekend campers of road and campground closures in the Waterhouse Conservation Area. 

PWS parks and reserves manager Donna Stanley said that road conditions in the Waterhouse Conservation Area remain affected by water damage following major flooding events earlier in the year.

“We have been forced to close certain roads and campgrounds to the public, which is unfortunate as we recognise Waterhouse is a popular area for camping,” Ms Stanley said.

Campgrounds closed include: Blackmans Lagoon, South Croppies, Village Green and part of Casuarina. Campgrounds that are open include: Ransons, Mathers and Brads (Brads toilet closed)

Four-wheel drive beach access at Boobyalla is closed due to erosion.

Where road access is available, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended due to extensive road damage from floodwaters.

Ms Stanley asks visitors and campers to respect closures, signage and barricades and drive to the conditions.

PWS has engaged civil engineers to prepare plans that will provide long term road repairs. It is envisaged road works will be completed prior to Christmas.