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Latest track closures update


Wednesday 30 January 2019 – 3pm

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

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. 

The following tracks are closed until further notice:

Tasman National Park – Forrestier Peninsula

There is an uncontrolled fire on Richardson Rd, Forrestier Peninsula.

The following tracks are now closed:

·         Cape Surville Walking Track

·         Mcgregor Peak Walking Track

·         Macgregor Peak to Cape Surville Walking Track

·         Deep Glen Bay Walking  Track

·         High Yellow Bluff Walking Track

·         Yellow Bluff Conservation Area


Central Plateau Conservation Area

Clarence Lagoon 4WD vehicle track and campsite 


Road and vehicle track closures

For the latest advice on road closures across the state please visit https://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ 

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


 What to do

 · stay informed in case conditions change;

 · check in at visitor centres for the latest information,

 · heed advice at track heads,

 · follow directions of PWS staff at national parks and reserves; and

 · monitor the following websites www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 




 · listen to ABC local radio