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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Fuel reduction burn at Wineglass Bay Lookout Track on 25-26 May 2015


Weather permitting, the Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake a fuel reduction burn at the Wineglass Bay Lookout Track, within Freycinet National Park, on Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May. The burn is part of the statewide Fuel Reduction Program, which is aimed at reducing the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities.

Freycinet National Park will remain open during the burn, with walking tracks at Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville lighthouse, White Water Wall and Richardsons Beach accessible.

The Wineglass Bay Lookout track, Hazards Beach Track and Mt Amos will remain closed during the burn and re-open once it is safe to do so. It is very important that visitors respect these closures for their own safety.

For information about Freycinet walking tracks, contact the visitor centre on 6256 7000. A list of PWS planned burns is available on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au.