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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

Recreation

  • Before you walk

    Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

    Tasmania's essential bushwalking guide and trip planner - a guide to all you need to know, all you need to do and all you need to take when planning a walk in Tasmania's wilderness.

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    Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit.

  • Personal Locator Beacon

    Hire of Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBs)

    Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBS) are available to hire for recreation use.

  • walking boots

    Great Walks

    From day walks to multi-day hikes, see our comprehensive information on the best bushwalks or make Overland Track bookings.

  • Parks Walks

    Healthy Parks, Healthy People

    The Healthy Parks Healthy People philosophy is an integrated, multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach that acknowledges the integral link between nature and human health.

  • Camping at Freycinet

    Camping and Cabin Fee Information

    A guide to camping sites, cabin fees and caravaning in our national parks and reserves.

  • Four Wheel Driving

  • Disabled Access

    Disabled Access

    Parks for all people - a guide to disabled access to Tasmania's National Parks and Reserves.

  • Kayaking at Lake St Clair

    Other Activities

    Information on boating, kayaking, rafting, four wheel driving, all terrain vechicles and trail bikes, mountain biking and fishing.