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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


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


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


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

Restricted access to Cockle Creek bridge


Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania’s Far South are advised that access to the Cockle Creek bridge will be restricted to mainly pedestrian use from 16 December 2013, until further notice.

The PWS is exploring options for the replacement of the bridge, however for reasons of public safety, the use of the bridge will be limited to pedestrians and strictly controlled vehicle use. A locked gate will provide access for those landholders and leaseholders with properties on the eastern side of the bridge.

Access to the camping area on the eastern side of the bridge and the trackhead for the South Coast Track and South Cape Bay Track remains available for pedestrians.

For further information contact the PWS Huonville/Southwest Field Centre on 6264 8460.

Restricted access to Cockle Creek bridge

The timber Cockle Creek bridge.