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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Long fires season continues


Parks crews are battling blazes at Mt Roland and Snug Tiers.

A bushfire burning at Mt Roland west of Sheffield has caused the closure of all walking tracks in the area.

Parks and Wildlife Service fire management officer Chris Irvine said the fire is estimated to have burnt about 50 hectares.

"It is burning in very steep and inaccessible country on the slopes of Mt Roland, about 10 kilometres west of Sheffield.

"Parks and Wildlife Service and Tasmania Fire Service crews patrolled the area throughout last night to ensure that the fire did not impact on private property," he said.

Parks and Wildlife Service crews are also working to contain a fire that has burnt approximately 83 hectares of buttongrass plains and bush at the Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area, south of Hobart.

Five Parks and Wildlife Service crews, assisted by a helicopter and for water bombing, are working to contain the fire located about five kilometres north of Nicholls Rivulet Road.

Senior ranger Mike Garner said that today's cooler conditions will provide a good opportunity to contain the fire within safe boundaries.

The public is requested not to entre the Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area until further notice. The main access road for the reserve, Van Morey Road from Margate, is closed at the reserve boundary. No property or assets are threatened by the fire at this time.