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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

Mt Field National Park Visitor Centre and short walks open

27/01/2019

PWS advises that the Mt Field National Park Visitor Centre and short walks will re-open at 9am today (Sunday 27 January 2019).


Please note: Waterfalls Café will not be open, so visitors will need to be self-sufficient.


Russell Falls, Horseshoe and Lady Baron Falls walks will be open to visitors.


However, all alpine walks and the campground remain closed until further notice.


Hastings Caves and Thermal Pools will also re-open today at 9am.


For a complete list of track, area and campground closures please visit www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures


As fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast, it’s important for visitors to stay informed in case conditions change.


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