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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


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Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


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East Coast camping areas closed


The Parks and Wildlife Service has implemented a range of restrictions on the East Coast due to the ongoing fire situation in the north-east.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that the restrictions include:
- Closure of camping areas at Lagoons Beach and Little Beach conservation areas until further notice.
- Closure of the Douglas Apsley National Park until further notice.
- Fire restrictions apply in all Parks and Wildlife Service managed reserves in the north-east between Narawntapu National Park in the north to Little Swanport on the East Coast - please observe local signs.

"We understand this decision may affect people's holiday plans but our concern is for public safety," Mr Mooney said.

"We also ask that people take particular care with fire and any equipment or activities likely to cause sparks. The bush is tinder dry in most areas of the State and any additional fires will severely strain the State's fire fighting capacity."

For further information during the holiday period, check the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au, the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au or for information on East Coast parks and reserves, contact the Freycinet Visitor Centre on 6256 7000.