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New walking experience for the Three Capes Track


Three Capes Lodge Walk Pty Ltd, owned by the principles of the Tasmanian Walking Company (TWC) Rob Sherrard and Brett Godfrey, were successful in their bid for the new walking experience after an Expression of Interest process was advertised.More

New Parks Advisory Committee members


Four new members have been appointed to the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, following an Expression of Interest process.More

Congratulations to Working on Country graduates


A partnership program between the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government has seen four Working on Country Aboriginal rangers gain professional qualifications in land management.More

Track, Campsite and Reserve Closures and Re-openings

Please note: There may be closures or re-openings other than those listed here. Please also see our Facebook page for other possible closures.


For the latest bushfire information, go to the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au. As some walking tracks within national parks and reserves are accessed across land managed by Forestry Tasmania it is worthwhile checking for road closures on the Forestry Tasmania website. The Department of State Growth web site also has information on road closures in Tasmania.

For further information on track, reserve or campsite closures, please contact local rangers.

See our Office Contacts for contact details.

For the latest information on road closures, check the Tasmania Police Community Alerts website www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/. For the latest bushfire information go to the Tasmania Fire Service website www.fire.tas.gov.au.

Dip Falls Visitor Site Partially Closed

Updated 24 May 2016

The Dip Falls Regional Reserve will be partially closed to the public from late this week onwards for a period of up to 3 weeks. The walking track to the base of the falls will be closed for the duration of the project and the Carpark area will be closed for a few days towards the end of the project. This partial closure is to improve facilities at the site by constructing a new viewing platform at the base of the falls. Please note that helicopters will be working at the site for 2 days during the project and traffic will be managed during these heli lift operations.

Sumac Lookout (Tarkine Drive) Walking Track Closed

Updated 24 May 2016

The Sumac Lookout including walking track will be closed from tomorrow (25th May) onwards for a period of up to 2 weeks due to infrastructure construction and improvements at the site. The carpark area at this site will remain open for the duration of this project.

Cradle Cam back in action

Updated 19 May 2016

The popular webcam at Dove Lake is again operational after being out of action due to an IT fault over the past two weeks.

Bird River Track Closed

Updated 11 May 2016

The Bird River 4WD Track is closed due to a landslip. It will be closed until at least next week. Contractors will commence work on Mon/Tues to clear the landslip.

Western Lakes access gates closed for winter

Updated 10 May 2016

With winter closing in, the vehicle access gates to the Western Lakes have been closed for public safety and to prevent environmental impacts. The gates include Lake Augusta Gate, Double Lagoon Gate, Talinah Track (otherwise known as Ada Lagoon Track or Christies Creek Track) and the Pillans/Julians Track gate.

The gates will re-open in late September or early October, depending on seasonal conditions. 

For further information contact the Great Western Tiers Field Centre on 6701 2104

Waldheim Day Hut & Stables temporarily closed

Updated 5 May 2016

Waldheim Day Hut & Stables at Cradle Mountain will be closed from Thursday 5th May. Conservation works will be undertaken on these historic buildings to replace roof shingles, barge boards, eaves, etc and improve overall structural integrity. Visitors will still be able to access the Waldheim Chalet & Guest Cabins.

Kynvet Falls and Dove Canyon Tracks temporarily closed

Updated 5 May 2016

Kynvet Falls and Dove Canyon Tracks will be closed from Monday 9th May. PWS is replacing the Lower Pencil Pine Falls viewing platform, staircase and connecting boardwalk to upgrade walking track facilities. Visitors will not be able to complete the Dove Canyon Circuit. Alternative access to view the Pencil Pine Falls is available via the Rainforest Walk (10-20 min circuit) starting at the Interpretation Centre. It is likely that these sites will be closed for the month, depending on weather conditions.

For further information, contact Ph: (03) 6492 1133.

Access to the Styx Big Tree Reserve Closed

Updated 4 May 2016

Access to the Styx Big Tree Reserve via Maydena is closed due to Forestry Tasmania logging operations adjoining the Styx Valley Road. Forestry Tasmania has indicated that this closure will be in place for up to three months from the beginning of May. This closure will affect the Styx Big Tree Walk, Styx River walk and the trail head for the Snowy Range walk off Jubilee Road.

For queries on road/track closures in Southern Tasmania call Forestry Tasmania’s Southern Region in Hobart on (03) 6235 8353

Temporary closure of Brushy Road (near Westbury)

24 March 2016

Access to Brushy Lagoon has been closed due to the collapse of the bridge over Black Sugarloaf Creek, which has rendered the Brushy Road impassable.  Brushy Road is closed from the intersection of Brushy Road and Priestleys Lane until further notice. The road has been physically closed with large rocks. There is no alternative access.

An initial engineering inspection will be carried out today, 24 March. Subject to that inspection and recommendation, we expect the bridge to remain closed until after Easter when a full assessment can be undertaken and appropriate repairs or replacement can be commenced.  For further information please contact the Great Western Tiers Field Centre on 6701 2104.