Track closure: Temporary Closure of Montezuma Falls Suspension Bridge
From 15/1/2020, last reviewed 15/1/2020
Montezuma Falls Suspension
Bridge is currently closed due to a recent tree fall. The walking track to
the falls and the 4WD track from Melba Flats remains open,
however for safety reasons visitors will not be allowed to cross the bridge. Tasmania
Parks and Wildlife Service are working to have the bridge structure assessed
and the trees removed as soon as possible.
The West Coast Field
Centre can be contacted on PWS.WestCoast@parks.tas.gov.au.
Locations affected: Montezuma Falls;
Track closure: Dove Lake Road Closure 20-31 January between 5am-9am
From 15/1/2020, last reviewed 15/1/2020
Extensive programmed road works on the Dove Lake Road at Cradle Mountain are scheduled from Monday 20th January 2020 until Friday 31st January 2020. This is to repair damaged sections of road, resurface and clear culverts to allow for the ongoing safe access of shuttle buses, private vehicles and construction traffic. The following arrangements will be in place to minimise the disruption to park visitors.
The road from the main boom gate at the park entrance to Dove Lake will be CLOSED to all traffic between 5am - 9am each weekday during this two week period. Visitors and staff will not be able to drive in or out of the park during these hours.
The shuttle bus service will commence at 9:00am (instead of 8:10am) from the Visitor Centre on weekdays. Park access arrangements will revert back to normal on weekends.
PWS apologises for any inconvenience caused while the works are in progress and we ask for your patience and cooperation.
Locations affected: Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park);
Incident: Bushfire at Strathgordon
From 30/12/2019, last reviewed 7/1/2020
There is a bushfire at Strathgordon. This fire may put Strathgordon and the Gordon River Road at severe risk.
Fire under these conditions can be uncontrollable and fast moving. Burning embers, falling on Strathgordon may threaten before the main fire. Smoke and ash may make it difficult to see and breathe.
Locations affected: Southwest National Park; Southwest camping;
Track closure: Jane River Track
From 31/12/2019, last reviewed 3/1/2020
Jane River Track in the Franklin-Gordon Rivers Wild Rivers National Park has been closed until further notice as a precautionary measure to minimise potential risk from nearby fires should they flare up.
Locations affected: Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park;
Track closure: Meadstone Falls Track
From 1/1/2020, last reviewed 3/1/2020
The Meadstone Falls Track in the Mount Puzzler Regional Reserve has been closed until further notice due to nearby fires.
Closed area: Evercreech Forest Reserve
From 3/1/2020, last reviewed 3/1/2020
Evercreech Forest Reserve has been closed until further notice due to nearby fires.
Locations affected: Evercreech;
Track closure: Closed tracks due to 2018/19 fires
From 28/11/2019, last reviewed 3/1/2020
The 2018/19 bushfires caused extensive damage to a number of walking tracks and the burnt track infrastructure poses a serious safety hazard. Fire damaged boardwalk and steps are also holding the soil in place in many locations, preventing erosion. Illegal access of burnt tracks will increase erosion and cause environmental degradation.
Visitor safety and environmental protection are our priorities and fire affected areas will remain closed until they are safe for use.
The following tracks are closed.
- Mt Anne Circuit
- Huon Track
- Mount Picton Track
- Farmhouse Creek Track
- Eastern Arthur Range Traverse
- Western Arthur Range Traverse - East of Moraine Kappa
- McKays Track - East of Moraine Kappa
- Rasselas Track
- Lake Rhona Track
- Adamsfield Track
- Clearhill Track
- Needles Track.
Locations affected: Southwest National Park; Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park;
Closed area: Important information for people considering walking the Overland Track
From 17/6/2019, last reviewed 12/12/2019
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is beginning a three year project to improve facilities on the Overland Track. The first stage is planned to commence in the 2019-2020 walking season and focuses on the Waterfall Valley site and will see the replacement of the Waterfall Valley Hut, construction of a new toilet, camping platforms, Ranger hut and a realignment of the track.
Construction is planned to start from November 2019 through to May 2020, and as a result the Waterfall Valley Hut will be closed to walkers for the duration of the construction.
The Scott-Kilvert Hut node will be used to accommodate walkers for night one of the Overland Track while construction occurs. For more information please refer to the FAQ under the Overland Track - walk notes. Caution is needed as there is a steep descent and uneven surface from the junction where you turn off to go to Scott-Kilvert hut.
While construction is underway you may experience some noise from construction activity and see and hear helicopters as they deliver materials to site. Efforts will be made to limit possible construction and helicopter noise to reasonable hours, however you should consider this information before booking your walk.
As project time frames will be responsive to weather, this period may be subject to change, in which case we will keep you informed as to project updates along the way.
Locations affected: Overland Track;
Closed area: Notice of works: Maria Island jetty and campground
From 20/11/2019, last reviewed 20/11/2019
Works to improve Maria Island’s wastewater system and jetty are currently underway.
There will be some noise disturbance to Darlington campground campers and day visitors during the critical infrastructure work which will be carried out during daylight hours to keep the disturbance to a minimum. The amenities will remain open during works. The work will be complete by the end of the year.
Work on the Maria Island jetty will improve safety and provide a better experience for visitors accessing the island is due to begin this week. There will be some noise, large machinery and safety barriers during the work. Installation of the six new marine piles will take about four weeks, weather depending. Please note, swimming and diving near the jetty while the large machinery is in place will not be permitted.
Locations affected: Maria Island National Park; Maria Island camping - Darlington;
Planned event: Road works Fortescue Bay Road, Tasman National Park
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 21/10/2019
Road works are being undertaken on the Fortescue Bay Road, leading into the Fortescue Bay campground.
The site remains open however there will be reduced speed limits and some lane closures throughout the project. Please slow down and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.
Work is due to be completed by late February 2020, weather permitting.
Please allow a bit of extra time for your trip as work is undertaken on the road.
Locations affected: Fortescue Bay camping; Tasman National Park;
Closed area: Tahune Airwalk closure
From 25/6/2019, last reviewed 25/6/2019
The Tahune Airwalk was affected by the January 2019 bushfires and will be closed until repairs can be completed. The expected reopening is end-of-year 2019, however visistors are advised to see the Tahune Adventures website for full details.
Locations affected: Tahune Airwalk;