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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

Adamsfield fire update

20/11/2007

Parks and Wildlife Service remote area fire fighters are continuing their work to suppress a fire in 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.

Incident controller Barry Hunt said remote ground crews have been assisted by helicopters today.

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

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

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