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Freycinet walking tracks closed due to fire danger

28/01/2014

 


There is a Statewide Total Fire Ban in place and the Freycinet and Douglas-Apsley tracks have been closed today due to the fire danger.


Parks staff are bracing for a tough day with very high fire danger ratings around the state and a continuing commitment of more than 20 staff to the Zeehan complex of four fires on the West Coast. Eight fire crews of two people each are undertaking patrol work at strategic locations including the Coningham/Snug area in the south, Mt Field and Mt Bethune area, Meehan Range and Seven Mile Beach, Coles Bay and Friendly Beaches, Scottsdale and St Helens and Ulverstone to Naranwtapu. A helicopter is also stationed at Triabunna along with Parks Fire Crew members.


The crews must report in the fire duty officer every two hours unless otherwise instructed.


Details of Freycinet and Douglas-Aplsey track closures are as follows.


Freycinet National Park


Wineglass Bay Lookout Track CLOSED


Wineglass Bay Track CLOSED


Hazards Circuit Track CLOSED
Mt Amos Track CLOSED


Peninsula walking tracks CLOSED


Sleepy Bay Track CLOSED


South Friendly Beaches 4WD access track CLOSED


The following facilities will be OPEN at Freycinet National Park and in the local area


Freycinet Visitor Centre


Cape Tourville Boardwalk


Friendly Beaches


All campsites and beaches in the immediate Coles Bay area


Douglas-Apsley National Park


Leaberra Walking Track CLOSED


The following facilities will be OPEN at Douglas-Apsley National Park


Walking track to the Water Hole


All tracks and roads are expected to reopen on Wednesday, 29 January 2014.


For further information contact the Freycinet Visitor Centre on 6256 7000.