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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

04/12/2017

The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

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.