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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

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

29/01/2019

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  


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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 


 www.fire.tas.gov.au 


 www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ 


 www.alert.tas.gov.au 


 · listen to ABC local radio