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Latest track and reserve openings and closures update


Latest track and reserve openings and closures update

Thursday 31 January 2019 – 5pm


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


The following tracks are now re-opened:


Tasman National Park

Cashs Lookout 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


Planned re-opening:


Maria Island National Park 

Mt Maria track and Frenchs Farm Inland route will re-open tomorrow, Friday 1 February 2019 


Mt Field National Park remains closed today Thursday 31 January 2019 and will also be closed tomorrow Friday 1 February 2019 

PWS will re-evaluate the situation in the afternoon tomorrow and will advise in due course. 


Junee Cave State Reserve and Marriott Falls State Reserve are also closed until further notice.



With the large number 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. 


PWS would like to remind everyone that campfire restrictions are still in place across all national parks, reserves and Crown Land state-wide until further notice.

These restrictions are in place due to elevated soil dryness and the risk of new fire starts, at a time when there is significant number of fires already burning.

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 





 · listen to ABC local radio