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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

St Marys Pass State Reserve

Introduction

North-east of St Marys the Tasman Highway winds through spectacular forested country. At the top of the pass a parking area has been provided and a short 10 minute walk takes you through the forest to a viewing platform. From here you can appreciate the beauty of the falls and surrounding forest in the St Marys Pass State Reserve (360 ha).

The open forest, with a variety of understorey trees and shrubs, provides a habitat for a number of animals. Listen for birds and look for signs of wallabies and possums, such as scratches on trees, footprints in the mud or droppings.