Tracks, campsites and reserves may be closed at times for a variety of reasons, including safety risks such as high fire danger or track improvement works.
While closures and re-openings are shown here, for up-to-the-minute information we recommend checking the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service Facebook page. Closures are also displayed on notice boards at the reserve. If you have further questions, park contact information is listed on each reserve page.
Important links for the latest safety information:
Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
Applies from 21/10/2023Show more/less
Closed area: Friendly Beaches Isaacs Point campground and day use area closed
Applies from 31/10/2023Show more/less
Due to extensive fire damage the Friendly Beaches Isaacs Point campground and day use area will be closed over summer 2023-24 while works to stabilise the site and rebuild infrastructure takes place.
The road and beach
access track to a favoured surf location, just south of the Friendly Beaches
campground closure, is now open for day use only. Towed vehicles are not
Freycinet Air Tasmania, the airstrip at Friendly Beaches and Freycinet Experience are still operating as normal as are businesses within Coles Bay.
Visitors to the East Coast are encouraged to choose alternative campgrounds such as Richardsons Beach and River and Rocks Campground for their stay.
Locations affected: Friendly Beaches; Friendly Beaches camping (Isaacs Point);
Last reviewed 15/11/2023 01:23 PM
Track closure: Patons Road, Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair
Applies from 21/10/2022Show more/less
Track closure: Meander Falls Road, Mother Cummings Rivulet - change to access
Applies from 21/10/2022Show more/less
Due to flood damage, Meander Falls Road at the Meander River bridge is closed until further notice.
There is no access to
- Meander Falls track
- Cleft/Split Rock track
For further enquires please call (03) 6701 2104.
Locations affected: Meander Falls;
Last reviewed 1/12/2023 12:07 PM
Planned event: Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay - EFTPOS services disrupted
Applies from 4/12/2023Show more/less
Between Monday 4 December and Friday 22 December, EFTPOS services may not be available at Freycinet National Park and the nearby township of Coles Bay due to NBN network ugrades.
Locations affected: Freycinet National Park;
Last reviewed 1/12/2023 10:29 AM
Incident: Godfrey Beach Penguin Viewing Platform
Applies from 13/11/2023Show more/less
Visitors to Godfrey’s Beach Penguin Viewing Platform should bring their own red light to view the penguins. All the red LED globes on the Godfrey’s platform have been stolen and will need replacing by an electrician to safely replace the globes.
Locations affected: The Nut State Reserve;
Last reviewed 14/11/2023 12:19 PM
Planned event: Lighthouse Road - South Bruny National Park - Maintenance Works
Applies from 13/9/2023Show more/less
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking maintenance works to Lighthouse Road within the South Bruny National Park from Wednesday 13 September 2023 with a planned completion date on or prior to Thursday 30 November 2023.
The works will not require road closure, but will result in minor delays to visitors within the South Bruny National Park utilising Lighthouse Road.
Professional traffic management will keep users of the road safe.
We thank those impacted for their patience and adjustments to travel plans to cater for these important works.
For more information, contact the Bruny Island Field Centre on 03 6293 1419
Locations affected: South Bruny National Park;
Last reviewed 14/9/2023 04:34 PM
Safety alert: Big Tree in the Dip Falls Regional Reserve
Applies from 25/7/2023Show more/less
The viewing platform at the Big Tree has been demolished this week following damage from fallen branches. A risk assessment was undertaken on the Big Tree and determined there is a high risk of injury to visitors standing on the viewing platform under the tree.
While the viewing platform has been demolished, visitors can still walk on the Big Tree Walking Track and view the tree from a safe distance.
The Big Tree is a popular visitor site located 1km from the Dip Falls Picnic Area in the Dip Falls Regional Reserve.
Last reviewed 28/7/2023 01:04 PM
Closed area: West Picton Road - status update
Applies from 23/5/2023Show more/less
West Picton Road (prior to Riveaux Creek) is closed due to the deterioration of three structures along the road.Both Farmhouse Creek and Mt Picton walking tracks remain open.A vehicle turnaround and car parking bay have been provided at the West Picton Road closure.A 15-20 vehicle parking area has been created adjacent to the new closure.Farmhouse Creek walking track requires an extra 7.1km (one-way) walk along West Picton Road from its closure prior to Picton River Tributary.
Also, the pedestrian bridge over Farmhouse Creek has been closed, so walkers will need to ford Farmhouse Creek to continue their walk.
Water levels fluctuate according to rainfall, so walkers need to make their own assessment of conditions before crossing.Mt Picton walking track requires an extra 7.2km (return) walk along West Picton Road and then West Picton Road Spur 1-2 from its closure prior to Picton River Tributary. Further information can be found at: https://sttas.com.au/access-permits/road-and-track-closures
Locations affected: Southwest National Park; Eastern Arthur Range Traverse;
Last reviewed 1/11/2023 09:18 AM
Track closure: Fern Glade - track closure
Applies from 8/5/2023Show more/less
As a result of damage due to the October 2022 flood event the Fern Glade track at The Mole Creek Caves remains closed until further notice.
Locations affected: Mole Creek Karst National Park;
Last reviewed 15/8/2023 03:34 PM
Closed area: Wughalee Falls Campsite – Tasman National Park
Applies from 2/12/2022Show more/less
Wughalee Falls campsite within the Tasman National Park is closed until further notice. Alternative campsite Bare Knoll remains open approximately 400m beyond the Wughalee campsite turnoff. This Campsite has limited capacity and cannot be booked.
For further enquiries please call: (03) 6250 3980.
Locations affected: Tasman National Park;
Last reviewed 6/11/2023 11:55 AM
Safety alert: Farmhouse Creek walking track - changed access
Applies from 22/6/2022Show more/less
The last 7.2 km of West Picton Road has been closed by Sustainable Timber Tasmania.
This is the access road to both Farmhouse Creek walking track (also known as Eastern Arthur Range Traverse), and the Mount Picton Track, within Southwest National Park.
For Farmhouse Creek Track, this will require an additional 7.2km one way walk (14.2km return) along West Picton Road. The pedestrian bridge over Farmhouse Creek has also been closed, and therefore walkers will need to ford the creek to reach the trailhead.
For Mt Picton Track, this will require an additional 7.2km return walk along West Picton Road and West Picton Road 1-2.
Visitors can park prior to the closure, which will fit approximately 3-4 vehicles.
Locations affected: Southwest National Park;
Last reviewed 27/9/2023 04:42 PM
Closed area: Meadstone Falls Lookout (Mount Puzzler)
Applies from 14/2/2020Show more/less
The Meadstone Falls Lookout in the Mount Puzzler Reserve is closed until further notice.
The lookout structure is damaged and is unsafe for visitors.
Last reviewed 19/6/2023 09:59 AM