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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.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  Although the fire is no longer active, some track infrastructure is damaged.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.