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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

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

16/01/2018

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

05/01/2018

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

Extreme fire danger closes Freycinet National Park tracks

12/10/2006

Extreme fire danger has caused the closure of all walking tracks in Tasmania's Freycinet National Park on the East Coast, including the popular route to Wineglass Bay.

All open flame fires outdoors are also banned.

Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager, Peter Mooney, said extreme fire danger meant that the Wineglass Bay track and lookout, the Hazards tracks, Mt Amos track, Sleepy Bay and Little Gravelly tracks, Cape Tourville walking tracks and all walking tracks beyond (north of) the Apsley Waterhole in the Douglas Apsley National Park are all closed today until further notice.

Mr Mooney said the situation will be reviewed later today.
Visitors to Freycinet are asked to contact the visitor centre on 6256 7000 to check conditions.