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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service announce road opening


Florentine Road and Arve Road (to the Hartz Mountain junction) are officially reopened to the public.

As a result of the Gell River and Riveaux Road bushfires, Florentine Road and Arve Road have remained closed since the beginning of the year due to unsafe and hazardous conditions.

After extensive work by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT), these roads are now reopened for public access. 

PWS and STT would like to remind visitors about existing hazards when venturing onto these roads. 

Visitors undertaking recreational and other activities should know that risk remains in and around bushfire affected areas from damaged trees and unstable burnt ground.

The Tahune Airwalk and Arve Road (from Hartz Mountain junction to Tahune Airwalk) will remain closed until further notice. 

Visitors are asked to respect road closure signs and direction from staff or contractors on the ground for their safety. 

There will be ongoing recovery operations conducted throughout impacted areas and there will be considerable time before all bushfire closure areas are reopened to the public.

Information relating to PWS Track and Reserves Closures can be found at www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures and STT road closures can be found at www.sttas.com.au. Fire alerts list and map can be found at www.fire.tas.gov.au