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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.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.