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Eco-tourism projects proceed to the next stage of the EOI process


The Hodgman Liberal Government has announced that four projects will proceed to the next stage of the Expression Of Interest process.More

Improved access to Ralphs Falls


The Ralphs Falls track, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks within the Mt Victoria Regional Reserve, is now open to the public after repairs and upgrades.More

Providing a safe environment for penguins requires responsible dog ownership


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) suspect that dogs are responsible for six more penguin deaths at Sulphur Creek near Burnie on 1 November, bringing the total to 20 penguins killed in the area over the last seven days.More

Parks/tracks affected by bushfires


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  Although the fire is no longer active, some track infrastructure is damaged.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.