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Overland Track re-opens for walkers

02/02/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.More

Join in World Wetlands Day celebrations

28/01/2016

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will host a range of free activities on Tuesday 2 February 2016 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.More

Major fire fighting effort protecting public and state's important values

27/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney has acknowledged the efforts of Department staff, Tasmania Fire Service, volunteers and interstate firefighters who are continuing to undertake a major effort to protect values and infrastructureMore

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.