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Have your say on Freycinet

12/06/2018

Public comment is now invited on the Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan.More

Ben Lomond recovery works update

31/05/2018

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will oversee the recovery works at Ben Lomond after a recent fire destroyed essential infrastructure.More

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Overnight rain eases fire threat

20/01/2007

Overnight rain has given fire fighters tackling a bushfire covering about 85 hectares in Fury Gorge, about 10 kilometres west of Cradle Mountain, a temporary reprieve.

The Parks and Wildlife Service Incident Controller at Cradle Mountain Alex Simpson said the situation at Cradle Mountain is currently being assessed and a decision will be made later this morning on the status of the Overland Track.

The track was closed yesterday until further notice due to the fire, started by lightning earlier this week.

Popular day walks near Cradle Mountain, including the Dove Lake Circuit, Enchanted Walk and Pencil Pine Falls Walk remain open.

However, the following tracks are closed until further notice:
Overland Track beyond Marions Lookout
Horse Track
Suttons Tarn
Cradle Peak
The Face Track
Twisted Lakes
Scott Kilvert Hut
Lake Rodway
Hounslow Heath
Reynolds Falls Track
Mount Remus Track
Mount Campbell.

The Parks and Wildlife Service is contacting those walkers booked on the Overland Track, who will be affected by the temporary closure of some parts of the track.

Further information on walking track closures can be obtained by visiting the Parks and Wildlife website at www.parks.tas.gov.au or calling (03) 6492 1133.

Updates on the fire can be obtained by visiting the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au