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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents


As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site


Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded


A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Walkers asked to respect track closures for safety


Bushwalkers are being asked to respect the closure of tracks due to bushfires, for their own safety.

Tracks remain closed in two areas, Cradle Mountain and the Southwest National Park, due to bushfires caused by lightning on February 16. The fires will remain uncontained until significant rainfall is received.

Southwest National Park
Current track closures: all bushwalking tracks in the vicinity of the Eastern and Western Arthur ranges, the Frankland Range, Huon River Track and the Old Port Davey track remain closed.

Three fires remain uncontained in this area. The two largest fires (Reynolds Creek which has burnt 25,000 ha and Cracroft River which has burnt 12,500 ha) are expected to increase in size on Saturday with predicted warmer temperatures and northwest winds.

For further information about walking track alternative contact the following Parks and Wildlife Service offices
Derwent Park 6233 6560, Mt Field 6288 1149 or Huonville 6264 8460.

Cradle Mountain
Due to the steep terrain and inaccessibility of the fires at Ten Mile Creek and Ramsay River west of Cradle Mountain, they will continue to smoulder and remain uncontained until significant winter rains are received. Fallback strategies are in place should conditions change significantly and result in increased fire behaviour.

Current track closures: Reynolds Falls, Speeler Plains and Mt Beecroft.

For further information about walking tracks in the Cradle Mountain area, contact the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre on 6492 1110.