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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

St Columba Falls track re-opens


The St Columba Falls State Reserve track near St Helens has reopened after the completion of extensive engineering work.

The track was closed in late 2005 after severe rains that washed away a section of the walkway.

Geotechnical engineering advice was sought to resolve complex problems of drainage and soil movement on the steep slope.

The specific site conditions proved challenging for the consultants who provided an innovative solution.

Work was undertaken upslope from the track to improve the drainage and a concealed suspension bridge, with a steel mesh walkway supported between two concrete blocks, was constructed to bridge a particularly difficult area.

Locals and visitors to the north east can once again get closer to the falls which are especially impressive after high rainfall.

St Columba Falls are an important drawcard attracting around 80,000 visitors each year.

St Columba Falls track re-opens

St Columba Falls State Reserve