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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


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


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

Alpine environment to benefit from new Kitchen Hut toilet


A new toilet has been built near historic Kitchen Hut on the Overland Track.

It will make the walk more comfortable for walkers and help protect the sensitive alpine environment.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said the historic Kitchen Hut near Cradle Mountain was a landmark for walkers in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

"There's been a need for a toilet at the site for some time due to the high visitor use of the area and resultant problems of human waste," Mr Mooney said.

"The toilet is now a reality, thanks to a concerted construction effort in late January helped by a week of unprecedented fine weather.

"We now expect to see a major improvement in the environment around the hut and water quality as a result of this new facility. "

The building is about 60 metres from Kitchen Hut and its style is similar to the hut, with hardwood shingles and stonework.

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing
Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.