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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

Latest track closures update

30/01/2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019 – 3pm


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


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. 


The following tracks are closed until further notice:


Tasman National Park – Forrestier Peninsula


There is an uncontrolled fire on Richardson Rd, Forrestier Peninsula.


The following tracks are now closed:


·         Cape Surville Walking Track


·         Mcgregor Peak Walking Track


·         Macgregor Peak to Cape Surville Walking Track


·         Deep Glen Bay Walking  Track


·         High Yellow Bluff Walking Track


·         Yellow Bluff Conservation Area


 


Central Plateau Conservation Area


Clarence Lagoon 4WD vehicle track and campsite 


 


Road and vehicle track closures


For the latest advice on road closures across the state please visit https://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ 


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


 


 What to do


 · stay informed in case conditions change;


 · check in at visitor centres for the latest information,


 · heed advice at track heads,


 · follow directions of PWS staff at national parks and reserves; and


 · monitor the following websites www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 


 www.fire.tas.gov.au 


 www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ 


 www.alert.tas.gov.au 


 · listen to ABC local radio