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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires


Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019


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

Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area – Umfrevilles and Snug Tiers tracks

Esperance River Conservation Area Esperance River campground and day use area

Southport Lagoon Conservation Area – Southport Lagoon Track and Southport Lagoon Campground

Russell Ridge Conservation Area – Billy Brown Falls Track

PWS tracks in the Zeehan, Rosebery and Heemskirk Area – Mount Farrell Summit track

Mountain Bike Trails Rosebery Area – Sterling Valley and Heemskirk Loop tracks

PWS is continuing to review a number of locations and tracks for re-opening, and is planning to re-open the following areas tomorrow (Saturday 16 February):

Southwest National Park – Adamsons Peak, Adamsons falls, Duckhole Lake, Mystery creek and Exit Cave tracks will be re-opened on Saturday (16 Feb).

There are a number of reserves, tracks, roads, areas and campgrounds that remain closed due to the threat of ongoing fires, resulting damage and safety risks. Please refer to the complete list of current closures at www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures

While the change in weather conditions has eased the fire threat, Tasmania Fire Service is advising people to avoid fire affected areas where possible, and to take extra care if driving, bushwalking, fishing or camping in these areas. Trees and other obstacles that have been impacted by fire are extremely dangerous and may continue to fall over the coming weeks.

In addition, PWS is asking visitors to remain vigilant. Please do not enter fire affected areas on PWS managed reserves until they are deemed safe; respect temporary signage and follow any instructions from PWS staff.

Stay informed in case conditions change, check in at visitor centres for the latest information, heed advice at track heads and monitor the following websites: