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Extreme fire danger closes Freycinet National Park tracks


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.