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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

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

16/01/2018

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

05/01/2018

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

Upgrade for Wineglass Bay Track

15/05/2017

Freycinet is the State's most visited national park, with 286,000 visitors in 2016, with about 34 per cent of visitors to Freycinet walking to the Wineglass Bay beach.


The Tasmanian Government is acting to proivde a quality and safe experience for all who visit Freycinet, with a $500,000 upgrade of the Wineglass Bay Track funded from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund provided to the Parks and Wildlife Service. The track form the lookout to Wineglass Bay beach will be constructed to improve visitor comfort and safety by providing improved step levels.


Access from the car park to the Wineglass Bay lookout will remain open throughout the project, however the track from the lookout to Wineglass Bay beach will be closed from 22 May to September 2017.


Access to the Freycinet Peninsula by boat and walking via Hazards Beach and The Isthmus will remain open.


Access to the many other scenic Freycinet attractions such as Cape Tourville, Honeymoon Bay, Richardson's Beach and the visitor centre will be unaffected by the track work on the Wineglass Bay beach track.