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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

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires


Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Marakoopa Cave re-opens after flood repairs


The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park re-opened yesterday following flood damage in January.

The Parks and Wildlife Service’s Manager of Parks and Reserves for Great Western Tiers/Mersey, Chris Emms, said the Marakoopa Cave, the car park at the cave and the Fern Glade track were damaged by the torrent of water that hit the region on January 14.

The flood repair works included moving dislodged boulders within the cave and fitting a new cave door to replace the one that was washed away.

At the car park, a new rock wall was constructed at the site of a landslip and this was partly buried to lessen the risk of further slips at that position. The top car park was levelled and re-shaped and will be re-sealed in the next few days as weather permits.

The Fernglade Track that had significant wash-outs has been re-surfaced with fresh gravel and is now open.

The Gunns Plains Cave at Gunns Plains also damaged by floodwaters, remains closed. The Westmoreland Falls Track near the Wet Cave Reserve was also extensively damaged and remains closed until further notice.