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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

Additional track closures announced by PWS - 1:25pm 25 Jan 2019

25/01/2019

For public safety PWS advise the following tracks have now been closed until further notice due to the threat of fire.


Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve



  • Echo Sugarloaf Track


Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area



  • Snug Fall Track

  • Pelverata Falls Track

  • Umfrevilles Track


PWS tracks in the Zeehan, Rosebery and Heemskirk Area 



  • Lake Cumberland Track

  • Mt Murchison Track

  • Climies Four wheel Drive Track (Trial Harbour-Granville Harbour)


Mountain Bike Trails Rosebery Area



  • Dundas Trail


Fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast so it’s important for everyone to stay informed in case conditions change.


For a complete list of park, track and area closures please visit www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures