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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 - 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: