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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

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57. Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er

time 40 - 60 minute return - return by same route or circuit return via footpath route. (2.3 km circuit)
access
The walk commences close to the centre of the town of Swansea which is on the Tasman Highway (A3). See map
facilities
Toilet, picnic and shops all located nearby in the town centre
grade Level 2
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children, unpatrolled beaches, unprotected tack edges
prohibited To protect breeding shearwaters, dogs are not permitted on the track between dusk and dawn 15 September to 15 April. Dogs must be kept on a leash at other times

Right in the heart of Swansea is a walk that offers stunning coastal scenery. Named after the local band of Aboriginal people, this track takes you from Waterloo Beach to Shouten Beach.

Highlights

The track passes through a shearwater (muttonbird) breeding area. These remarkable migratory birds use burrows in which to breed. The birds can be seen at dusk in the summer months when they return to their burrows after feeding at sea.