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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

PWS Fire Update - Wednesday 6 February 2019


As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.

Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area – Snug Falls and Pelverata Falls Tracks are open but Umfrevilles Track and Snug Tiers remain closed.

Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve – Echo Sugarloaf Track is open.

South Coast Track remains closed and is being re-evaluated for reopening.

Liawenee Conservation Area – the reserve is closed.

Rainbow Point Conservation Area – the reserve is closed.

Hasting Caves Visitor Centre – remains closed. PWS is ready to open the site when the Huon Highway has been deemed safe and is re-opened.

Walls of Jerusalem National Park – Little Fischer River Track is closed and walkers are asked to suspend trips into other areas of the park until further notice.

PWS is continuing to assess track openings and closures in response to changing weather conditions, vehicle access and the fire situation, so please refer to the list of standing closures for reserves, tracks, roads, areas and campgrounds on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 

With the large number of fires still burning and the potential for spotting, flare-ups and new starts, please do NOT venture into remote or fire-affected areas.

People planning on visiting parks are asked to stay informed by checking the weather forecast, road closures and the PWS tracks and closures page by visiting 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