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Call for bilingual rangers to welcome Asian visitors


After a successful trial last year, the Parks and Wildlife Service is increasing its intake of bilingual Discovery Rangers to help provide a quality experience for the increasing number of Asian visitors.More

Comment sought on altering the management plan for Tasman National Park


The State Government is seeking public opinion on the next step to make it easier for tourists and Tasmanians to access and enjoy our natural assets.More

East Coast Whale Trail opened


Whales and visitors to the East Coast will get closer together with a series of new whale viewing sites created between larapuna/Bay of Fires and the Tasman Peninsula.More

Fortescue Bay Road and campground to re-open tomorrow


All Tasman and Mt Field national park tracks have re-opened, with the Fortescue Bay Road and campground set to re-open tomorrow morning.

Tasman National Park – all tracks have now re-opened.

The Fortescue Bay Road and campground will re-open at 10am Saturday, 19 January 2013.

Mount Field National Park – all tracks and the campground are open. The Government Huts are now open as well.

Southwest National Park: a very large 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.