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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.More

Fortescue Bay Road and campground to re-open tomorrow

18/01/2013

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.