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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

Walking tracks closed due to fire danger


The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that walking tracks in Freycinet, Maria Island and the Douglas Apsley national parks will be closed today, Friday, 14 March due to the high fire danger.

Parks and Wildlife Service fire operations manager Adrian Pyrke said that the tracks are closed in the interests of public safety.

"The Tasmania Fire Service has declared a statewide total fire ban due to the forecast hot, dry and windy conditions and these conditions present a risk to visitors in some of our parks," Mr Pyrke said.

The closures for Friday are as follows:
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay, Mt Amos and Hazards walking tracks are closed.
Cape Tourville / Honeymoon Bay / Richardsons Beach / Isaacs Point (Friendly Beaches) Day Use Areas remain open.
Please be aware that the 4WD Track to the South Friendly Beaches remains closed until further notice for the duration of the Coles Bay Water Supply Project.

Douglas Apsley National Park
All tracks other than to the Apsley Waterhole are closed.

Maria Island
The Bishop and Clerk Track; Inland Track; and Mt Maria Track are closed.