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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Update on fires and access to parks and tracks


Current parks and tracks affected by bushfires

Southwest National Park a very large fire is affecting the area between Port Davey and Lake Pedder.

Closed tracks include: the Port Davey Track, Old Port Davey Track, Junction Creek Track, Arthur Plains Track, Cracroft Valley Track, Blakes Opening - Huon Track and the Old River traverse. The Huon and Edgar campgrounds are also closed.

Further closures as of today include: the Mt Anne Circuit, Lake Judd track and the Scotts Peak Road. Parks staff are continuing to relocate walkers from this area today.

The closures may be in place for an extended period of time.

Access is still available to Melaleuca however visitors are advised not to travel north of Melaleuca.

Other parks affected by bushfires include:

Douglas Apsley National Park which remains closed until further notice due to the Bicheno bushfire

Freycinet National Park is also closed until further notice due to the Bicheno bushfire. The Freycinet National Park closure includes all walking tracks and access roads within the Freycinet National Park, including the Friendly Beaches. Road access to The Fisheries is available for Fisheries residents only. Access remains available to the Freycinet Lodge for guests.

Mount Field National Park remains closed until further notice due to a large bushfire at Lake Repulse. This closure will remain in effect until there is a safe boundary established in this area.