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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track

28/06/2019

Flinders Island's Mt Strzelecki walking track has received an upgrade which will improve the experience for walkers and visitors, as well as environmental management.More

New car park for Ben Lomond National Park

28/06/2019

A new visitor carpark is now complete at Ben Lomond National Park. The car park will be opened to visitors and fully operational in the coming weeks in time for this winter's first major snow fall.More

Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

28/06/2019

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area experienced significant wildfire events between January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area's values.More

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)