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Explore Three Capes this August


Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again


Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Cape Hauy Walking Track now open, others remain closed


A bush fire last summer burnt part of the Tasman National Park around Fortescue Bay and Cape Pillar. The fire damaged a number of structures within the park, which has led to the temporary closure of several walking tracks.

Fortescue Bay Camping Ground is Open
The Fortescue Bay camping ground was not burnt and is open to visitors and campers. For the next few months, visitors will need to take care around Fortescue Bay. The camp ground has been inspected for dangerous trees. However, visitors are asked to not walk into the burnt area as burnt trees or limbs may fall at any time.

Closed Walking Tracks
Cape Pillar and Mt Fortescue walking tracks are closed. Several sections of board walk were burnt by the bushfire and will need to be repaired or replaced. As a result the walking tracks to Cape Pillar and Mt Fortescue will remain closed until repairs are completed.

Open Walking Tracks
The Tasman Coastal Track remains open. This walking track between Fortescue Bay and Waterfall Bay was unaffected by the recent fire.

The Cape Hauy walking track has been reopened, but walkers are advised that there are no longer boardwalks.

Water supply
Water is supplied from a local water source. It has not been treated or quality tested and may not meet the National Health and Medical Research Council's guidelines for good quality drinking water. Although the risks to health are low, to ensure water is safe for drinking we recommend it be boiled for at least three minutes before drinking.