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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 due to increased fire threat - Monday 28 Jan, 6pm

28/01/2019

Access to some national parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety by PWS due to the current fire situation.


Due to the ongoing threat of fires in a number of areas around the state, PWS advises the following:




  • Mt Field National Park will be closed Wednesday 30 January and Thursday 31 January 2019. PWS will re-evaluate the situation on Thursday afternoon and will advise in due course



  • Due to a fire at Waterfall Bay a number of tracks have been closed in the Tasman National Park until further notice, these include:

    • Cashs Lookout Track

    • Devils Kitchen

    • Blowhole Circuit Track

    • Tasman Arch Circuit Track

    • Waterfall Bluff Track

    • Clemes Peak Track

    • Tasman Arch to Waterfall Bay Track

    • Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay Track

    • Tatnells Hill from Balts Road Track

    • Tatnells Hill side track

    • Lichen Hill Track

    • Arthurs Peak hang-gliding launch access






  • PWS also like to highlight the potential closure of tracks in the Douglas-Apsley National Park for Wednesday 30 January 2019.  An update on this will be provided by PWS tomorrow (Tuesday 29 January 2019).



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


With the large amount of fires burning and the potential for spotting and new starts due to the weather forecast, PWS are asking people NOT to venture into remote areas.


As fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast, it’s important for visitors to stay informed in case conditions change.


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