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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

Savage River National Park

Activities

Savage River National Park is remote and has no visitor facilities. The national park is surrounded by the Savage River Regional Reserve, which contains a number of existing tracks which provide recreational opportunities such as bushwalking, fishing, camping, scenic four-wheel driving, rafting, canoeing and kayaking.

The absence of facilities and minimal traces of human disturbance within the national park highlights the true wilderness nature of the park.


Due to the remote and inaccessible nature of the park, recreational opportunities are limited. The minimal traces of human disturbance highlights the true wilderness nature of the park.

Self-reliant bushwalking can be pursued in the adjacent regional reserve, particularly in the south where the country is more open and more tracks exist. Walkers must be well equipped for the challenging conditions, and be aware of the vagarities of Tasmanian weather. See our web pages for details of planning a walk in Tasmanian conditions. The absence of tracks and thick vegetation limits walking opportuntities throughout much of the reserve.

The Savage River Regional Reserve and areas outside the reserve provide other recreational opportunities such as fishing, particularly in the Arthur River, which is generally more accessible. Brown trout have been released into the Arthur River and are a primary target for anglers. Camping, scenic four-wheel driving, rafting, canoeing and kayaking also occur in the area.

To the north west of the national park, there are a number of Forest Reserves, such as Julius River Forest Reserve and Milkshakes Hills Forest Reserve. These are accessible by standard vehicles, have facilities such as picnic tables and barbecues, provide a range of short walks and offer an insight into the magnificent rainforest ecosystem that comprises the Savage River National Park. Full details of access and the facilities available can be found on Forestry Tasmania's web site.