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Freycinet and Mt Field tracks closed on Friday due to fire danger

03/01/2013

Freycinet and Douglas Apsley national parks


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) advises that in the interests of public safety,  some areas  within Freycinet National Park and Douglas Apsley National park will be temporarily closed between 6pm Thursday 3 January 2013 and 6am Saturday 5 January 2013, due to a very high fire danger rating (FDR) of 42. High temperatures have been predicted along with very strong winds. The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) has issued a Total Fire Ban.


The  Freycinet Visitor Centre, Cape Tourville, Sleepy Bay, and Friendly Beaches, Richardson’s  Beach, Honeymoon Bay will all remain open.


In Freycinet National Park the following walking tracks and vehicle access will be closed:



  • All peninsula walking tracks including: Wineglass Bay tracks, Mt Amos track, Hazards Beach Track, Isthmus Track, Mt Graham Track and the Skyline Traverse

  • South Friendly Beaches 4WD track


In Douglas Apsley National Park the Leaberra walking track is closed.


For further enquiries please call Freycinet National Park on 6256 7000.


Mt Field National Park


The PWS also advises that in the interests of public safety, all walking tracks accessible within the Mount Field National Park from Lake Dobson Road will be temporarily closed between 6pm Thursday 3 January 2013 and 6am Saturday 5 January 2013, due to a severe fire danger rating (FDR) of 54. Temperatures of up to 37 degrees have been predicted along with very strong winds. The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS)  has issued a Total Fire Ban.


The Parks and Wildlife Service Visitor Centre, café, Russell Falls and all walking tracks in the lower area of the park will remain open. For further enquiries please call the Mt Field Visitor Centre on 6288 1149.