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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

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