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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

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

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.