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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

The Steppes

Access

Getting there

The Steppes Historic Site The Steppes Historic Site is located on the Lake Highway (A5) in the Central Highland’s of Tasmania about 35 kilometres north-west of Bothwell. The Steppes are about a two hour drive from Hobart and about an hour and a half from Launceston. However, weather conditions in the highlands can include periods of poor visibility, rain, frost and snow and such conditions can increase travel times.

Visitor facilities

In fine weather conditions, the site is a most pleasant location for bush picnics. Toilet facilities and drinking water are available. There is no formal camping area, but for those happy just ‘to pull off the road’, the area opposite the homestead is available for overnight camping.