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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

Ralph Falls track repair work under way


The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that works to repair and improve the visitor experience to Ralph Falls in the North-East, is under way.

Acting Northern Region manager, Stan Matuszek, said the Ralph Falls walking track to the lookout, in the Mt Victoria Regional Reserve, was closed some months ago following severe weather that damaged the track.

“We are pleased to advise that works are now under way to repair the circuit track, which is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, however the spur track to the Ralph falls Lookout will remain closed until further notice,”  Mr Matuszek said.

The picnic, barbecue and toilet facilities at the Ralph Falls car park remain open to the public. The track to Cash’s Lookout remains open and takes visitors through buttongrass plains to a platform providing scenic views of Mt Victoria.

The track is planned to re-open by 24 December, subject to favourable weather conditions for completing the works.

Works to repair the Mt Victoria Road, which was damaged by severe weather in August 2014, will begin in early 2015, after the peak holiday period. The gravel road remains open to traffic but is not suitable for large or towed vehicles.