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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

Summary of Hartz Mountains National Park Visitor Services Site Plan 2006

The full version of the Hartz Mountains National Park Visitor Services Site Plan 2006 can be downloaded as a PDF(1115 Kb).

Summary

This site plan has been prepared under the provisions of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 1999, and provides for the development and upgrading of facilities within the Hartz Mountains Visitor Services Site, in particular at the Devils Backbone precinct.

The Hartz Mountains Visitor Services Site has long been recognised as an easily accessible window on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area as it is only 2 hours drive from Hobart.

Three distinct precincts within the visitor services site are recognised. These are the Waratah Lookout precinct, the Arve Falls precinct and the Devils Backbone precinct (the turning circle under the mountainous Devils Backbone, at the end of the Hartz Road).

The prescriptive measures to protect values or mitigate impact will apply to any future plans for additional facilities.

This site plan establishes an overall vision for visitor services in the park, then for each precinct, a vision, objectives and planning guidelines are provided. Specific development concepts and protective measures for a proposed visitor shelter and toilet are also included.

The site plan also flags the need for cohesive signage to promote the WHA values and link the precincts together.