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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

Douglas-Apsley National Park closed due to fire

08/02/2013

Freycinet National Park walking tracks and four-wheel drive tracks have re-opened today, Friday, 8 February 2013, but the Douglas-Apsley National Park is closed until further notice.


Due to a fire currently burning near the Douglas-Apsley National Park, access to the northern part of the national park, Thompsons Marshes, is closed until further notice.


The entire Leeaberra Walking Track, including the Heritage Falls Track and Apsley Gorge Circuit are also closed for public safety. The short walking track from the Rosedale Road car park to the Apsley Waterhole remains open for public access.


For further information on current bushfires please refer to www.fire.tas.gov.au


For information on walking / 4WD tracks contact the Freycinet Field Centre on 6256 7070.