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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

Updated on parks affected by bushfires.

14/01/2013

Mount Field National Park is open for day use only. The tracks around the visitor centre, including Russell Falls and Tall Trees-Lady Barron Falls, are open. The campground and alpine area tracks remain closed due to the Lake Repulse fire and fire activity in the Broad River area.


Freycinet National Park is open, including the tracks to Wineglass Bay.


Southwest National Park: a 49,000 hectare fire continues to affect the area between Port Davey and Lake Pedder.  Closed tracks include:  Western and Eastern Arthurs tracks, 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 remain closed.


Southwest National Park: The Scotts Peak Road and Mt Anne Circuit and Lake Judd Track are open. Access is still available to Melaleuca, however visitors are advised not to travel north of Melaleuca.


Rocky Cape National Park, including all walking tracks, is open.


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. Tracks in the Eagle Hawk Neck area remain closed.


The Fortescue Bay Road and campground are closed.


Lime Bay State Reserve and Remarkable Cave are open.


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.