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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

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

16/01/2018

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

05/01/2018

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

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their achievement.


The sign at Lake St Clair was installed in early January, just in time for the track’s peak season. Lake St Clair business services coordinator Bernie Carter said that walkers can now capture the moment when they officially finish the Overland Track.


“The site has been in hot demand from tired, yet elated walkers who have completed the track,” Bernie said. “Once they’ve taken their celebration photos, nine times out of ten, the next question is where’s the beer and steak?”


A similar sign installation was installed at the start of the Overland Track at Ronny Creek, last year.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

A visitor information sign at Cradle Mountain, in the 1960s.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

A similar '60s sign at Lake St Clair.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

The walker and backpack cutout that's part of the new Overland Track completion sign at Lake St Clair.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

Walkers capturing that special moment of completing the Overland Track at Lake St Clair.