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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


Historic Adamsfield
Adamsfield Conservation Area (photograph: Hayley Rayner)
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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


Incident: Visitor Services - Hobart phone support closed
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​Due to recent COVID related announcements, the Visitor Services Office in Hobart is currently closed. Our phone operations are unavailable during this time for the following areas: Three Capes Track, Overland Track, Multiday Walker Registrations & Park Entry Enquiries. 

If you have an urgent enquiry relating:

Booking for the Three Capes Track, please email – threecapestrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

​Booking for the Overland Track, please email – Overlandtrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

​For urgent enquiries relating to National Park Passes, please email - Parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au​

Pending advice, the office may re-open on Tuesday 19th October 2021. We expect to receive a high volume of enquiries and it may take us longer than usual to respond to you during this period.

The Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:27 PM


About

​​​​Located in Tasmania’s remote south-west, Adamsfield was once a thriving mining community with a population of over 1 000 people. They mined for osmiridium, a naturally occurring alloy that was used in the manufacturing, dental and medical industries. Much later, this corrosive-resistant​ alloy was used in electronics.

The last production recorded from Adamsfield was in 1968. Since this time the abandoned mining tools and relics of past exploration are slowly being reclaimed by the bush. Little evidence of the bustling township remains, but worker’s huts, a labo​riously cut water race and the open cut mine still tell the story of the hard working lives of Adamsfield miners. 

Today, Adamsfield is a remote destination for bushwalking, mountain biking and 4WD enthusiasts. The Adamsfield Conservation Area is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.​

​​​​Visitors to Adamsfield Historic Site can take their time walking along the Adamsfield Track and exploring the remaining examples of life in the remote mining settlement.  Along the track you will encounter: a number of miner's huts; infrastructure including water races and dams; the township site and the open cut mine.

Tracks in the area are suitable for walks, mountain biking and 4 wheel driving, though some tracks will require vehicles to have good clearance. Vehicles require a permit and a key, see Know before you go.

There is a campsite located approximately 200m past Clarks Huts. To access the campsite visitors will need to cross the Adams River. The area includes sheltered picnic and barbeque facilities - please check whether fire restrictions apply before using the barbeque. Visitors will need to remove their own rubbish. 

Please Leave no trace of your visit to this remote piece of Tasmania's mining history.