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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

Freycinet and Mt Field to re-open Thursday 10 January

09/01/2013

Freycinet and Mt Field national parks will re-open partially on Thursday 10 January 2013, although restrictions to some areas remain in place.


Mount Field National Park will re-open on Thursday, 10 January for day use only. The tracks around the visitor centre including Russell Falls, Tall Trees-Lady Baron will be open. The campground and alpine area tracks remain closed.


Freycinet National Park will re-open Thursday, 10 January, including the tracks to Wineglass Bay. The visitor centre will be open from 8am. The Friendly Beaches Road remains closed.


Douglas-Apsley National Park remains closed as fire crews are still working in that area.


Southwest National Park - a very large fire is affecting the area between Port Davey and Lake Pedder.  Closed tracks include: the Port Davey Track, Old Port Davey Track, Junction Creek Track, Arthur Plains Track, Cracroft Valley Track, Blakes Opening - Huon Track and the Old River traverse.


The Scotts Peak Road and Mt Anne Circuit and Lake Judd track have now re-opened.  The Huon and Edgar campgrounds are closed. The closures may be in place for an extended period of time. Access is still available to Melaleuca however visitors are advised not to travel north of Melaleuca.


Rocky Cape National Park is closed due to a fire at Speedwell Road, Montumana. Rocky Cape Road is closed to all traffic except Rocky Cape residents who can still access their residence.


Tasman National Park has been affected by the Forcett fire. All Tasman National Park tracks are closed including Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay, Cape Hauy, Cape Pillar, Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff. The Fortescue Bay Road and campground have been closed.


For the latest information on bushfires go to the Tasmania Fire Service website www.fire.tas.gov.au or listen to your local ABC radio.