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Fuel reduction burns to protect remote World Heritage Wilderness


A number of large-scale fuel reduction burns will take place within remote areas of the Southwest, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national parks and the Southwest Conservation Area over the coming months.More

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


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

Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

All tracks open at Cradle Mountain


All tracks at Cradle Mountain, including the Overland Track and side tracks, are open, following an easing of the recent fire threat.

Cold and damp conditions experienced since Sunday, January 21, have halted the spread of a bushfire in the Fury Gorge west of Cradle Mountain. The fire has burnt about 90 hectares and is not yet contained.

Parks and Wildlife Service officers are requesting that overnight walkers, including those walking the Overland Track, report their movements to the Cradle Visitor Centre and obtain a briefing before beginning their walk.

For the latest information about the bushfire in the Fury Gorge, the Overland Track and walks in the Cradle Mountain area, please contact the Cradle Visitor Centre on 6492 1133.

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