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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Freycinet and Mt Field to re-open Thursday 10 January


Freycinet and Mt Field national parks will re-open partially on Thursday 10 January 2013, although restrictions to some areas remain in place.

Mount Field National Park will re-open on Thursday, 10 January for day use only. The tracks around the visitor centre including Russell Falls, Tall Trees-Lady Baron will be open. The campground and alpine area tracks remain closed.

Freycinet National Park will re-open Thursday, 10 January, including the tracks to Wineglass Bay. The visitor centre will be open from 8am. The Friendly Beaches Road remains closed.

Douglas-Apsley National Park remains closed as fire crews are still working in that area.

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 Scotts Peak Road and Mt Anne Circuit and Lake Judd track have now re-opened.  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.

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.