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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track

28/06/2019

Flinders Island's Mt Strzelecki walking track has received an upgrade which will improve the experience for walkers and visitors, as well as environmental management.More

New car park for Ben Lomond National Park

28/06/2019

A new visitor carpark is now complete at Ben Lomond National Park. The car park will be opened to visitors and fully operational in the coming weeks in time for this winter's first major snow fall.More

Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

28/06/2019

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area experienced significant wildfire events between January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area's values.More

Walking tracks closed due to bushfire risk

03/01/2019

A total fire ban for Southern and Northern Regional municipalities (with the exception of Flinders) tomorrow, Friday 4 January 2019, has prompted the closure of several popular bushwalking tracks in Tasmania.


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has closed specific areas, tracks and roads within a number of parks and reserves affected by the fire weather including Freycinet, Maria Island and Mount Field National Parks amongst others.


A full list of all closures is available on the PWS website www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures and updates will be posted to the facebook page www.facebook.com/tasmaniaparks.



In addition, PWS would like to remind the public that campfire restrictions are currently in place in the north east and along the east coast. These campfire restrictions will extend to all reserves in the State tomorrow.


The PWS takes these actions to protect public safety, reduce the risk of new fires starting as well as managing resources to allow for management of existing fires.


We ask people to follow all directions from PWS staff and signage and consider very carefully any bushwalks that they plan to do on Friday.


For the latest bushfire information, go to the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au