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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

Waterhouse Conservation Area Closed for Fire Fighting

24/01/2005

Parks and Wildlife Service incident controller, Tony Blanks, said that the Waterhouse area, including all camping areas accessed from the Homestead Road, will be closed to the public for the remainder of this week and the coming weekend to allow ongoing fire fighting operations.

"Unfortunately this does mean that camping areas at Waterhouse will not be available to the public, however this decision has been made in the interests of public safety," said Mr Blanks.

"Fire fighting operations including mopping up and patrolling will occur for the next several days and there will be fire fighting vehicles on the narrow roads of the area.

"While we regret these facilities will be unavailable we need to be sure that this fire remains contained and the area is safe for the public to return."

For further information, contact the Freycinet Visitors Centre on 6256 7000.