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Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires


Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

Campfire Restrictions

Due to the current fire risk, campfires, pot fires and all open fires that use wood, charcoal or other solid or liquid fuel are banned within Parks and Wildlife Service-managed reserves along the East Coast from Mt William National Park south to Orford, including Maria Island, and at Lime Bay on the Tasman Peninsula.

The campfire and pot fire restrictions have been in place since early November and will remain in place until conditions change. The restrictions will help prevent new fires starting from abandoned, escaped or poorly constructed campfires. 

In the current dry conditions, campfires can easily escape, spread rapidly and threaten those in nearby campgrounds and communities.

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