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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

Temporary closure of parks facilities

24/08/2007

A number of parks facilities sustained damage due to storms and flooding in early August and as a result access or use is limited at certain sites.

Mersey River pedestrian bridge at Pine Hut Plain

The pedestrian suspension bridge across the Mersey River at Pine Hut Plain (near Lake Rowallan) was damaged in the flood event of early August and is closed until further notice. River levels at this time make crossing the Mersey River unsafe and it should not be attempted. Access to Lees Paddocks, Wadley's Plain, Lee's Track (Venetian Blind Track) and Kia Ora Route is still possible via the western shore of Lake Rowallan although this road is closed to vehicles.
For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Mole Creek on 6363 5133.

Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour

The deepwater jetty on the southern side of the island and a section of the boardwalk leading to the jetty have been damaged and are currently not available for use by boats and pedestrians. Alternative boat access is available via the eastern jetty. For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Strahan on 6471 7122.

Sir John Falls, Gordon River

The jetty, pontoon and walkways at Sir John Falls are all damaged and are currently closed. For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Strahan on 6471 7122.

Crotty Road and Bird River Tracks

The Crotty Road, Mt McCall and Bird River tracks are closed until further notice due to landslides. For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Strahan on 6471 7122.


Hellyer Gorge Walking Track

This track is closed until further notice due to damage to the pedestrian bridge. For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Ulverstone on 6429 8719.