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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track


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


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


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 Fire Update - Sunday 3 February 2019


At this time, there are no new Parks openings or closures to report. However, in current conditions, this could change and people are asked to keep up to date by checking the PWS tracks and closures page: www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures

All Parks and reserves to the west of Mt Field, and south of Huonville, including Mt Field National Park, the South Coast Track and Hastings Caves remain closed.

PWS is reviewing the situation on Monday and over coming days, and it is hoped that some reserves and tracks can be reopened next week but this depends on conditions.

While the fire situation continues, PWS continues to urge people NOT to venture into remote areas.

As is always the case, PWS compliance officers and rangers have today been conducting regular patrols of campgrounds and day use areas.

Campfire restrictions remain in place across all national parks, reserves and Crown Land state-wide and PWS will be continuing with compliance checks.

People planning on visiting parks are asked to make well-informed decisions. With current weather conditions, the situation remains fluid and can change quickly so we ask the public to stay informed. Please check the weather forecast, road closures and the PWS tracks and closures page before visiting.

As fires are unpredictable it 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