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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

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks


There is no doubt that the flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania’s iconic national parks and reserves.

Given that some areas remain inaccessible, the full extent of the damage remains unknown and mitigation costs are expected to go above the current damage bill of around $6.4 million.

Notwithstanding the extent and scale of the damage, the Parks and Wildlife Service and contractors have been working tirelessly to undertake repairs in areas where it is safe to do so.

Work already being undertaken, or completed includes:

  • Significant repairs to the Mt Ben Lomond road, which were completed in early July ensuring snow-seekers and skiers had access to the mountain during recent snowfalls.

  • Removal of debris from around King Solomon Cave so it can be reopened to the public.

  • Installation of several temporary bridges, such as at Brushy Lagoon Road, to provide access to important recreational areas for local communities, or to allow contractors to access these areas so repairs and clean up can continue.

  • Clearing wind-fallen trees and fence repairs from the Blue Tier-Big Tree walking track and at Policemans Point in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

  • Restoring access and toilet facilities at Springlawn camping area at Narawntapu National Park.

The Parks and Wildlife Service is also undertaking repairs to Marookoopa Caves and the Liffey Falls walking tracks, and the Mersey Forest Road will be prioritised for repairs under the government’s $8.7 million investment in repairing flood damaged roads and bridges state-wide.