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Freycinet walking tracks closed for the weekend due to fire danger


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that all walking tracks within Freycinet National Park, including the Wineglass Bay walking track, will be closed for the coming weekend, 19 and 20 December 2015,  for public safety due to fire danger ratings over the weekend.

The Cape Tourville Road may be open on Saturday, however it is likely it will be closed on Sunday, when an increased fire danger is predicted.

The closures will also include walking tracks at the Douglas-Apsley and Maria Island national parks and on Flinders Island.

PWS State Fire Manager Paul Black said the PWS aims to provide safe and enjoyable experiences for visitors, however when the fire danger index reaches a certain level, the safety of visitors cannot be guaranteed in particular areas.

Visitors are asked to heed these closures for their own safety.  For further information about Freycinet facilities contact the visitor centre on 6256 7000.

Parks and reserve visitors and campers are also advised to check latest media and the Tasmania Fire Service website for Total Fire Ban information for this weekend.  For the latest information on current bushfires in Tasmania go to www.fire.tas.gov.au