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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

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

Caution urged for north-east parks visitors over Easter

20/04/2011

Visitors to parks and reserves in the State’s north-east during the Easter holiday break have been urged to take care on access roads and at campsites after damage by last week’s heavy rains.


Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Region operations manager Stan Matuszek said a number of access tracks and campgrounds have been damaged or are under water and for their own safety visitors are advised to respect closures and drive to the conditions.


“PWS staff have been working with contractors to repair access tracks to popular camping areas ahead of the Easter holiday, however some access tracks remain closed,” Mr Matuszek said.


The reserves affected include:


Waterhouse Conservation Area:


Where road access is available, PWS recommends four-wheel-drive vehicles only as roads are flood-damaged and should be negotiated with care.


South Croppies, Village Green and Casuarina campgrounds are closed. Brads and Ransons are open but sites are limited due to wet and boggy areas. Visitors should note Mathers is open but is now full.


Access to Petal Point is via Pioneer only and four-wheel-drive beach access at Boobyalla is closed due to erosion.


East Coast:


Mt William National Park: Forester and Kangaroo Drive and Deep Creek are open to all vehicles but drivers should exercise care and drive according to the conditions.


Telstra track, from Baileys Rocks to Eddystone Point, and Humbug Point loop track are closed.


The Little Beach campground is closed. Access is severely damaged and the campground is under water.


Policemans Point and Cosy Corner South: Campsites are limited at both locations; 25 per cent of sites are closed at Cosy Corner South.


Mr Matuszek said walking tracks in the affected areas have been impacted and walkers should heed posted warnings and condition reports.


He stressed that barricades should not be moved.

Caution urged for north-east parks visitors over Easter

Tracks in the north-east have been damaged by flood waters.

Caution urged for north-east parks visitors over Easter

Damaged track in the Musslroe area of the north-east.

Caution urged for north-east parks visitors over Easter

The access track to Swimcart beach has been badly eroded.