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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

PWS Campfire restrictions lifted

Updated 10 April 2019

With the exception of Fuel Stove Only Areas, campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves will cease on Wednesday 10 April 2019.

The PWS would like to thank visitors to national parks, reserves and Crown land for their cooperation during the campfire restriction period. 

When camping in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, having a campfire for personal warmth or cooking is an enjoyable experience. However, campfires can easily escape and start a bushfire. If you light a campfire you are legally responsible for ensuring that it is safe, does not escape, and is completely extinguished before you leave. 

Remember Soak it. Stir it. Soak it again.

Fuel Stove Only Areas 
The entire Tasmanian World Wilderness Heritage Area and some national parks are declared Fuel Stove Only (FSO) Areas to protect natural values. Fires are totally banned in FSO areas. There are some places where campfires in existing fireplaces are permitted, usually at campsites that can be easily reached by car. On-site signage will indicate FSO areas. 

Due to the recent fires some areas remain closed. A list of track, road and area closures (including campgrounds) is available on the PWS website www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures.