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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Adamsfield Conservation Area fire update


Parks and Wildlife Service remote area fire fighters continue to work to suppress a fire within the Adamsfield Conservation Area west of Maydena.

The fire was started by lightning early Saturday at Packers Spur and has now burnt approximately 2400 hectares.

"The remote crews today have been working to suppress the fire with the help of helicopters," said incident controller Barry Hunt.

No communties are at risk although residents of the Derwent and Huon Valleys as well as Hobart may continue to experience smoke and ash fall out.

"Strong winds have hampered operations and pushed smoke down to Hobart, unfortunately this may continue with the fire expected to burn at least until the weekend," said Mr Hunt.

Crews have managed to protect a number of historic huts however the hut known as "The Hilton" has been destroyed.

A number of walking tracks have been closed, including: Timms Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Range Track and Richea Creek Track.

The Gordon River Road remains open to traffic while those planning to visit the area are asked to check the Tasmania Fire Service website for updates: www.fire.tas.gov.au.