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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.More

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Southern Region

The Southern Region includes the southern half of Tasmania, from Swansea on the east coast to the southern part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area on the West Coast.

The region also includes The Southwest National Park, Hartz Mountains, a large proportion of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Maria Island, South Bruny Island, Mt Field and Tasman national parks. It also includes the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area.