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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

Packers Spur fire will continue to be monitored

07/12/2007

The Packers Spur fire was ignited by a lightning strike on the 7th of December 2007. Since then the fire has made several runs on days of high fire danger and has currently burnt 4500 ha. The "Hilton hut" at Adamsfield was the only structural loss.

Over the period of the last 21 days there has been several thousand man hours expended to contain this fire in rugged terrain near Adamsfield.

The Incident Management Team (IMT) has been operating out of the Mt Field Parks Base but will close down at 6pm today.

With the work that has been done by the crews, plus some rainfall it has been assessed that the fire is now safe and can be monitored by the local resources.

A number of walking tracks remain closed until further notice, including: Timms Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Track and Richea Creek Track. The Gordon River Road remains open to traffic. Those planning to visit the area are advised to check the Tasmania Fire Service website and Parks and Wildlife Service websites for updates: www.fire.tas.gov.au, www.parks.tas.gov.au