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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

Additional track closures due to increased fire threat - Monday 28 Jan, 6pm


Access to some national parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety by PWS due to the current fire situation.

Due to the ongoing threat of fires in a number of areas around the state, PWS advises the following:

  • Mt Field National Park will be closed Wednesday 30 January and Thursday 31 January 2019. PWS will re-evaluate the situation on Thursday afternoon and will advise in due course

  • Due to a fire at Waterfall Bay a number of tracks have been closed in the Tasman National Park until further notice, these include:

    • Cashs Lookout Track

    • Devils Kitchen

    • Blowhole Circuit Track

    • Tasman Arch Circuit Track

    • Waterfall Bluff Track

    • Clemes Peak Track

    • Tasman Arch to Waterfall Bay Track

    • Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay Track

    • Tatnells Hill from Balts Road Track

    • Tatnells Hill side track

    • Lichen Hill Track

    • Arthurs Peak hang-gliding launch access

  • PWS also like to highlight the potential closure of tracks in the Douglas-Apsley National Park for Wednesday 30 January 2019.  An update on this will be provided by PWS tomorrow (Tuesday 29 January 2019).

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

With the large amount of fires burning and the potential for spotting and new starts due to the weather forecast, PWS are asking people NOT to venture into remote areas.

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

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