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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


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


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


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

Waterhouse Conservation Area road and campground closures


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) wishes to advise November long weekend campers of road and campground closures in the Waterhouse Conservation Area. 

PWS parks and reserves manager Donna Stanley said that road conditions in the Waterhouse Conservation Area remain affected by water damage following major flooding events earlier in the year.

“We have been forced to close certain roads and campgrounds to the public, which is unfortunate as we recognise Waterhouse is a popular area for camping,” Ms Stanley said.

Campgrounds closed include: Blackmans Lagoon, South Croppies, Village Green and part of Casuarina. Campgrounds that are open include: Ransons, Mathers and Brads (Brads toilet closed)

Four-wheel drive beach access at Boobyalla is closed due to erosion.

Where road access is available, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended due to extensive road damage from floodwaters.

Ms Stanley asks visitors and campers to respect closures, signage and barricades and drive to the conditions.

PWS has engaged civil engineers to prepare plans that will provide long term road repairs. It is envisaged road works will be completed prior to Christmas.