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Explore Three Capes this August

12/07/2018

Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again

26/06/2018

Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.
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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

Waterhouse Conservation Area Closed for Fire Fighting

24/01/2005

Parks and Wildlife Service incident controller, Tony Blanks, said that the Waterhouse area, including all camping areas accessed from the Homestead Road, will be closed to the public for the remainder of this week and the coming weekend to allow ongoing fire fighting operations.

"Unfortunately this does mean that camping areas at Waterhouse will not be available to the public, however this decision has been made in the interests of public safety," said Mr Blanks.

"Fire fighting operations including mopping up and patrolling will occur for the next several days and there will be fire fighting vehicles on the narrow roads of the area.

"While we regret these facilities will be unavailable we need to be sure that this fire remains contained and the area is safe for the public to return."

For further information, contact the Freycinet Visitors Centre on 6256 7000.