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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

08/08/2019

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

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

Wednesday 17 April 2019 – 4.30pm


In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.  


For any visitors who are driving through or venturing into fire-affected areas that are now open, we’d like to remind you to take extra care.  Post fire dangers include potential hazards from damaged trees and infrastructure, plus less obvious hazards including unstable burnt ground.


PWS remind visitors not to enter any closed fire-affected areas. They remain closed for good reasons, primarily for public safety.


The Hartz Mountain National Park, and the Huon and Edgar campgrounds on Scotts Peak Road are now open. The Western Arthur Range is open between Moraine A and K, returning to Scotts Peak only (beyond Moraine K - Arthurs Plains - has been heavily impacted). Lake Skinner, Mt Wedge, Port Davey Track, Frankland Range and Growling Swallet are now open. 


For the full list of current track closures please see: www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=7785


Please continue to take great care with campfires and abide by all local PWS signage.  


We wish you safe and happy walking!

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

Walking in the Hartz Mountain National Park (Chris Crerar)

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

Lake Osborne in the Hartz Mountain National Park (Joe Shemesh)

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

Tasmanian thornbill in the Hartz Mountains (Mark Sanders)