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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.More

Update on parks and tracks affected by bushfires

17/01/2013

Many tracks in the Tasman National Park remain closed due to active fire and/or fire fighting activities, however the closure of the Fortescue Bay Road and campground will be reviewed later today.


Tasman National Park continues to be affected by the Forcett fire which is still not controlled. All Tasman National Park tracks are closed, including Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay, Cape Hauy, Cape Pillar, Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff. Tracks in the Eaglehawk Neck area remain closed.


The Fortescue Bay Road and campground remain closed.


Lime Bay State Reserve and Remarkable Cave are open.


Mount Field National Park is open, with the exception of the alpine area tracks. The tracks around the visitor centre, including Russell Falls and Tall Trees-Lady Barron Falls, are open, as is the campground. The alpine area tracks remain closed due to the Lake Repulse fire and fire activity in the Broad River area, which may pose a threat to the park.


Southwest National Park: a 49,000 hectare fire continues to affect the area between Port Davey and Lake Pedder.  Closed tracks include:  Western and Eastern Arthurs tracks, the Port Davey Track, Old Port Davey Track, Junction Creek Track, Arthur Plains Track, Cracroft Valley Track, Blakes Opening - Huon Track, Farmhouse Creek and the Old River traverse. The Huon and Edgar campgrounds remain closed.


Southwest National Park: The Scotts Peak Road, Mt Anne Circuit and Lake Judd Track are open.  The South Coast Track is open. Access is still available to Melaleuca, however visitors are advised not to travel north of Melaleuca.


For the latest information on bushfires, go to the Tasmania Fire Service website www.fire.tas.gov.au or listen to your local ABC radio.