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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

Hastings Cave temporary closure for maintenance

31/07/2017

Hastings Cave will be closed for one week for essential maintenance.


Parks and Wildlife Service Southern Region manager Shane Breen said the entire site will be closed on 31 July and re-open on 9 August to enable a range of work to be undertaken.


"We have a large number of maintenance tasks to be completed during the closure, so for public safety we decided it would be most efficient to close the site completely and complete all tasks during the week of closure," Mr Breen said.


"We have deliberately scheduled these works to be done during our quietest visitation period of the year to minimise any possible disruption to visitors," Mr Breen said.


The works include electrical and mechanical works in the cave, electrical works in the pool reserve, emptying the thermal pool for cleaning and environmental works to the sewerage system.


"We're looking forward to re-opening the site on 9 August, with an improved cave experience and a sparkling thermal pool," Mr Breen said.