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Explore Three Capes this August

12/07/2018

Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again

26/06/2018

Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Update on fires and access to parks and tracks

07/01/2013

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.