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Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan

19/10/2017

An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete

16/10/2017

One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.
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Cape Hauy Walking Track now open, others remain closed

27/08/2004

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.