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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 - Wednesday 6 February 2019


As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.

Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area – Snug Falls and Pelverata Falls Tracks are open but Umfrevilles Track and Snug Tiers remain closed.

Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve – Echo Sugarloaf Track is open.

South Coast Track remains closed and is being re-evaluated for reopening.

Liawenee Conservation Area – the reserve is closed.

Rainbow Point Conservation Area – the reserve is closed.

Hasting Caves Visitor Centre – remains closed. PWS is ready to open the site when the Huon Highway has been deemed safe and is re-opened.

Walls of Jerusalem National Park – Little Fischer River Track is closed and walkers are asked to suspend trips into other areas of the park until further notice.

PWS is continuing to assess track openings and closures in response to changing weather conditions, vehicle access and the fire situation, so please refer to the list of standing closures for reserves, tracks, roads, areas and campgrounds on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 

With the large number of fires still burning and the potential for spotting, flare-ups and new starts, please do NOT venture into remote or fire-affected areas.

People planning on visiting parks are asked to stay informed by checking the weather forecast, road closures and the PWS tracks and closures page by visiting the following websites:

·         www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 

·         www.fire.tas.gov.au 

·         www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ 

·         www.alert.tas.gov.au