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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

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

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Temporary closure of parks facilities

24/08/2007

A number of parks facilities sustained damage due to storms and flooding in early August and as a result access or use is limited at certain sites.

Mersey River pedestrian bridge at Pine Hut Plain

The pedestrian suspension bridge across the Mersey River at Pine Hut Plain (near Lake Rowallan) was damaged in the flood event of early August and is closed until further notice. River levels at this time make crossing the Mersey River unsafe and it should not be attempted. Access to Lees Paddocks, Wadley's Plain, Lee's Track (Venetian Blind Track) and Kia Ora Route is still possible via the western shore of Lake Rowallan although this road is closed to vehicles.
For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Mole Creek on 6363 5133.

Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour

The deepwater jetty on the southern side of the island and a section of the boardwalk leading to the jetty have been damaged and are currently not available for use by boats and pedestrians. Alternative boat access is available via the eastern jetty. For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Strahan on 6471 7122.

Sir John Falls, Gordon River

The jetty, pontoon and walkways at Sir John Falls are all damaged and are currently closed. For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Strahan on 6471 7122.

Crotty Road and Bird River Tracks

The Crotty Road, Mt McCall and Bird River tracks are closed until further notice due to landslides. For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Strahan on 6471 7122.


Hellyer Gorge Walking Track

This track is closed until further notice due to damage to the pedestrian bridge. For further information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Ulverstone on 6429 8719.