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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track


The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Track Closures for Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff tracks

Cape Raoul (Photo courtesy Simon Mustoe)
Upgrades to these walking tracks are nearing completion.

Several more helicopter flying days are required to deliver materials and, at completion, remove contractor equipment. Helicopter operations are generally programmed for a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday depending on favourable weather. During helicopter operations on these days, both tracks will be closed most of the day for visitor safety.

Please also note brief helicopter operations (+/-1hr) may need to occur on a Monday or Friday to transport excavators and tools, and a section of track may need to be closed for a short time period. If this occurs when you are walking either track, please follow the direction of Parks staff and contractors.

Both track are always open on weekend days.

We request park users phone 6250 3980 or 0429 661 513 on the day prior to their intended visit for updated information on closures.