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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

Repairs begin on St Columba Falls walking track


Repair work has started on the popular walking track in the St Columba Falls State Reserve in Tasmania's north east.

The track was damaged by heavy rain in October 2005 and has been closed for safety reasons.

Contractors commenced work this week following the completion of engineering and geotechnical assessments.

Parks and Wildlife Service northern region manager Chris Colley said the damage had occurred on a steep side slope and, while this posed some challenges for the contractors, it is expected the work will be completed in about six weeks.

He said access to the base of St Columba Falls remained closed but the falls could be viewed from the car park.

Mr Colley thanked local residents and would-be falls visitors for their patience during the track closure period.

St Columba Falls, inland from St Helens, is one of the highest waterfalls in Tasmania. It is extremely popular with approximately 80,000 people visiting the State Reserve each year.