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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


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


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


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

The Great Australian Bushwalk


The Great Australian Bushwalk takes place on Sunday 24 October 2004 and offers an exciting range of walks around the State in the company of experienced and knowledgeable guides.

Organised by the Tasmania National Parks Association, and supported by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, the Great Australian Bushwalk was held for the first time last year by the National Parks Association of NSW. Premier Bob Carr, the Great Australian Bushwalk Patron, launched the event on the 18th October 2003.

This year, the success of the premiere event has lead to the expansion of the Great Australian Bushwalk from a statewide to a national event, with support from such organisations as Arthritis Australia, the Heart Foundation and the Black Dog Institute.

Walks will be held around Tasmania on Sunday 24 October 2004. For details of what walks are available in Tasmania, check www.greataustralianbushwalk.org.au/gab_TAS.htm

For further details of the history of the event, and what is happening in other states, visit the Great Australian Bushwalk website.