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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

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires


Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Further track and area closures announced for Friday 25 Jan 2019


PWS advises that further track and campground closures have been triggered under the Fire Danger Index due to the weather forecast of high temperatures and wind gusts for tomorrow Friday 25 January 2019.

The following closures apply to the Tasman Peninsula, Freycinet and Douglas Apsley National Parks.

Tasman Peninsula:

  • Wughalee Campground

  • Bare Knoll Campground

  • Old Cape Pillar Track

  • Waterfall Bay Tracks (including Canoe Bay, Bivouac Bay and Tasman Trail)

  • Crescent Bay Track

  • Mount Brown Track

  • Cape Raoul Track

  • Shipstern Bluff Track

  • Tunnel Bay Track

Freycinet National Park:

  • Wineglass Bay lookout and Wineglass Beach,

  • Mt Amos,

  • Hazards Beach and Peninsula walking tracks; and

  • Isthmus walking track

  • South Friendly 4WD track (the track to Freshwater Lagoon and Frank’s Camp)

Douglas Apsley National Park:

  • Douglas Apsley gorge walking track,

  • Leeaberra walking track and

PWS would like to remind the public that the Mt Field National Park, Hastings Caves and Thermal Pool and Wellington Park are also closed on Friday 25 January 2019.

Subject to weather and fire conditions, these parks and tracks will re-open on Saturday 26 January, 2019.

For a complete list of national park, track and area closures please visit www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures.

As fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast, it’s important for visitors to stay informed in case conditions change.

With the large amount of fires burning and the potential for spotting and new starts due to the weather forecast, PWS is asking people NOT to venture into remote areas from now until the end of the long weekend (Tuesday 29 January 2019).

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