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Explore Three Capes this August


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


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

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Parks & Wildlife Service track closures and re-openings


Please keep reading for an update of the status of walking tracks affected by fire and flood events.

Conningham reserve now open

The Coningham Nature Recreation Area is open again to the public after dangerous trees and fallen logs have been removed from the reserve, fire breaks and access tracks.

Mersey River swing bridge to Lees Paddocks track is now open

Repairs to the Pine Hut Plain swing bridge that crosses the Mersey River on the Lees Paddocks walking track have now been completed. This bridge was brought down as a result of the flooding of the Mersey River late last year. The restringing, repairs and engineering certification of the bridge has been completed and the bridge is now open again to bushwalkers.

Packers Spur Fire

Due to fire in the Packers Spur area, the Adamsfield Conservation Area is closed.
The following walking tracks remain closed: Tims Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Range Track.

West Portal Southwest

The following tracks are closed until further notice due to a wildfire in the West Portal area on the Western Arthur Range:

• Track east of Lake Haven and Kappa Moraine leading to the Crags of Andromeda, West Portal and the Lucifer Ridge area
• Track from Strike Creek and Pass Creek leading to Lucifer Ridge and Lake Rosanne

This does not affect walkers undertaking the standard Western Arthur Range traverse using Moraine A and Moraine K or walkers accessing Federation Peak from either Moss Ridge or the Huon Track.

All walkers should avoid the West Portal area as the fire is in very difficult terrain and appears to be out but could start up and get going again under warm and windy conditions. The fire may take some time to extinguish. The situation will be reassessed early next week.

(Updated 23 January 2008)

Parks & Wildlife Service track closures and re-openings

West Portal provides a dramatic backdrop for the fire