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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

Restricted access to Cockle Creek bridge


Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania’s Far South are advised that access to the Cockle Creek bridge will be restricted to mainly pedestrian use from 16 December 2013, until further notice.

The PWS is exploring options for the replacement of the bridge, however for reasons of public safety, the use of the bridge will be limited to pedestrians and strictly controlled vehicle use. A locked gate will provide access for those landholders and leaseholders with properties on the eastern side of the bridge.

Access to the camping area on the eastern side of the bridge and the trackhead for the South Coast Track and South Cape Bay Track remains available for pedestrians.

For further information contact the PWS Huonville/Southwest Field Centre on 6264 8460.

Restricted access to Cockle Creek bridge

The timber Cockle Creek bridge.