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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

Funding for walking tracks


The Tasmanian Government has committed funding totalling $6 million for the South Coast Track and the final stage of the Three Capes Track.

$2 million will be spent on upgrading the South Coast Track, from Melaleuca to Cockle Creek, to improve access to this spectacular natural asset. The funding will be used to upgrade existing infrastructure, do minor rerouting where the established tracks have become difficult to access, and provide safe access to beach areas.

The South Coast Track is already one of Tasmania's Great Bushwalks attracting approximately 1,500 walkers per year.

A further $4 million has been committed to contribute to the completion of the Three Capes Track.

The completed walk will take in dramatic vistas of the wild and remote sea cliffs in the Tasman National Park and will be one of the world's greatest coastal walking experiences.

Funding for walking tracks

Walking Track Services crew at work at The Blade, Cape Pillar, on the Three Capes Track. Photo courtesy Geoff Lea.

Funding for walking tracks

South Cape Bay on the South Coast Track.

Funding for walking tracks

A track worker's work toolkit on the South Coast Track. Photo courtesy Geoff Lea.