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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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