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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

New footbridge for Tomahawk


A new footbridge linking the village of Tomahawk with the nearby beach was officially opened last week by the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage.

Minister Brian Wightman said the new footbridge is an important community asset.

“A footbridge at Tomahawk has been providing easy access to the beaches of the Waterhouse Conservation Area since 1975 and the community has contributed to its maintenance in the intervening years,” Mr Wightman said.

The previous timber bridge was replaced by a new 60-metre aluminium structure after flooding damaged the bridge in 2011.

“This new footbridge will have a long life and continue to provide the community and visitors with safe access to the beach, an amenity which is an important part of coastal life in Tasmania,” Mr Wightman said.

New footbridge for Tomahawk

The new aluminium footbridge spans 60 metres.

New footbridge for Tomahawk

Tomahawk community members are pleased to have beach access restored after the timber bridge was damaged by floods.