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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track

28/06/2019

Flinders Island's Mt Strzelecki walking track has received an upgrade which will improve the experience for walkers and visitors, as well as environmental management.More

New car park for Ben Lomond National Park

28/06/2019

A new visitor carpark is now complete at Ben Lomond National Park. The car park will be opened to visitors and fully operational in the coming weeks in time for this winter's first major snow fall.More

Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

28/06/2019

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area experienced significant wildfire events between January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area's values.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

Wednesday 16 January 2019 – 10AM


There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.


At present, numerous outbreaks of fire remain unchartered, particularly in the south west.


Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) ask that visitors do not commence bushwalks or four-wheel driving in remote areas until further notice while information is gathered.


Track closures remain in place on Maria Island.


The day use area (including the Gorge and waterhole area) and the Leeaberra walking track at the Douglas-Apsley National park are now open, for more details visit www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures.


More information will be available through the day on the PWS website and Facebook page.


PWS also remind the public that the current restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves remain in place for reserves on King and Flinders Islands, from Port Sorell to Mt William on the north coast, and Mt William to Orford, including Maria Island, on the east coast.


What to do


PWS encourages all visitors planning to visit the State’s national parks and reserves to:



  • Stay informed in case conditions change;

  • check in at visitor centres for the latest information,

  • heed advice at track heads,

  • check updates at Tasmania Fire Service www.fire.tas.gov.au and PWS websites www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures; and

  • follow directions of PWS staff at national parks and reserves.