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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), fallen along the Russel Falls track, Mt Field National Park
Fallen Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park (photograph: Joe Shemesh)

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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


​The giant a​sh is the tallest tree species in Australia and second tallest in the world. It can also lay claim to the title of the tallest flowering plant on earth. Its name - regnans - is from the Latin word regnare, which means ‘to rule’. There are several giant ash trees more than 70 metres high along the Russell Falls track at Mount Field National Park. Th​ese trees are estimated to be 350-450 years old. 

​Common name: Giant ash, mountain ash, swamp gum 

Scientific name: Eucalyptus regnans

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