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Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service announce road opening


Florentine Road and Arve Road (to the Hartz Mountain junction) are officially reopened to the public.More

Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves


The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

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


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

Additional track/park closure update Tuesday 29 January - 6:30pm


Access to some national parks and reserve areas is being managed for public safety by PWS due to the current fire situation. 

Walls of Jerusalem National Park 

Due to the current fire situation and worsening conditions forecast for later in the week, walkers are asked to suspend trips to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park from tomorrow (Wednesday 30 January) until further notice.

Please make alternative plans. Walkers currently on the Walls of Jerusalem track are safe and do not need to evacuate. These measures are to reduce the number of walkers on the track should conditions worsen on Thursday and Friday and into the weekend.

Southwest National Park

Nevada Peak Track  


With the large amount of fires burning and the potential for spotting and new starts due to the weather forecast, PWS are asking people NOT to venture into remote areas.  

As fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast, it’s important for visitors to stay informed in case conditions change. 

 What to do

 · stay informed in case conditions change;

 · check in at visitor centres for the latest information,

 · heed advice at track heads,

 · follow directions of PWS staff at national parks and reserves; and

 · monitor the following websites www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 




 · listen to ABC local radio