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Call for volunteer caretakers for Maatsuyker Island

09/12/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking volunteer caretakers for the coming two years on the remote and spectacular Maatsuyker Island in Tasmania's south-west.More

Update on work to restore access to flood-affected sites

23/11/2016

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing repair work to restore access to sites affected by the June flood event.More

Maria Island ferry service will unlock tourism opportunities

22/11/2016

The Tasmanian Government has secured a new, year-round regular passenger ferry service to Maria Island National Park, which will help the island fulfil its potential to be one of the state's best tourism attractions.More

Parks/tracks affected by bushfires

23/01/2013

Update for 23 January 2013 - 3pm


Southwest National Park: a large fire impacted on the area between Port Davey and Lake Pedder in early-mid January.  Although the fire is no longer active, some track infrastructure is damaged. See below for info.


All access tracks to the Eastern Arthur range are now open.


The Western Arthurs are now open but access is limited.


Closed tracks:  Arthur Plains Track/Mackays Track, and Port Davey Track are still closed due to fire impact on infrastructure.


Hence the Western Arthurs can only be accessed via Moraine A and walkers must return via this route (ie the Arthur Plains remain closed). Also, walkers cannot proceed along the Port Davey track beyond the Moraine A turnoff.


Tracks in the western end of the Western Arthurs, in particular the Junction Creek area and to Mt Hesperus, Lake Cygnus have been impacted by fire, and the Junction Creek campsite is not available for use.


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. The Huon and Edgar campgrounds are now open.


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.

Parks/tracks affected by bushfires

Near the coast north of Port Davey....

Parks/tracks affected by bushfires

...and the Crossing River valley.

Parks/tracks affected by bushfires

Giblin River fire.