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Wielangta Road bridges complete

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The Hodgman Liberal Government recognises the hard-working people working in Tasmania's national parks as part of World Ranger Day today.
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Hastings Cave temporary closure for maintenance

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Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Introduction

Please Note: Walls of Jerusalem - The Mersey Forest Road is closed at the Fish River just before the turn off to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park car park. Forestry Tasmania are undertaking essential repairs to the Fish River bridge which requires the removal and transportation of the bridge to Launceston via the Mersey Forest Road. It is expected the repair works will take approximately six weeks with access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park car park available from the end of June 2017. 
Due to recent and predicted rainfall the Parks and Wildlife Service has closed the Lake Augusta Road boom gate at Lake Augusta dam wall to prevent further road damage. There is now no convenient vehicular access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park via the Central Plateau. For information on access to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and other local walking opportunities please contact the Great Western Tiers field centre on 6701 2104.
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The Walls of Jerusalem National Park forms a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. As the park is remote and not accessible via road, the Walls retains its wilderness character. There are no facilities for casual visitors, while bushwalkers are required to be well-equipped and experienced in the often harsh Tasmanian conditions. As with all natural areas, it is important that bushwalkers follow "Leave no Trace" guidelines. See "Before you Walk - Tasmania's Essential Bushwalking Guide and Trip Planner".

The region is an alpine wilderness dominated by dolerite peaks, highland tarns and lakes and alpine vegetation. The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is very exposed to the extremes of Tasmania's changeable weather.