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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

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

16/01/2018

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

05/01/2018

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

Parks and tracks affected by bushfires

09/01/2013

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 Mt Anne Circuit, Lake Judd track and the Scotts Peak Road are also closed.


The Huon and Edgar campgrounds are closed. 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.


Douglas Apsley National Park 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 the western boundary of the fire is contained.


Rocky Cape National Park is closed due to a fire at Speedwell Road, Montumana. Rocky Cape Road is closed to all traffic except Rocky Cape residents who can still access their residence.


Tasman National Park has been affected by the Forcett fire. All Tasman National Park tracks are closed including Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay, Cape Hauy, Cape Pillar, Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff. The Fortescue Bay Road and campground have been closed.


For the latest information on bushfires go to the Tasmania Fire Service website www.fire.tas.gov.au or listen to your local ABC radio.


 

Parks and tracks affected by bushfires

The Propsting in the Southwest National Park, near the origin of the Giblin River fire.