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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

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

17/04/2019

Wednesday 17 April 2019 – 4.30pm


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


For any visitors who are driving through or venturing into fire-affected areas that are now open, we’d like to remind you to take extra care.  Post fire dangers include potential hazards from damaged trees and infrastructure, plus less obvious hazards including unstable burnt ground.


PWS remind visitors not to enter any closed fire-affected areas. They remain closed for good reasons, primarily for public safety.


The Hartz Mountain National Park, and the Huon and Edgar campgrounds on Scotts Peak Road are now open. The Western Arthur Range is open between Moraine A and K, returning to Scotts Peak only (beyond Moraine K - Arthurs Plains - has been heavily impacted). Lake Skinner, Mt Wedge, Port Davey Track, Frankland Range and Growling Swallet are now open. 


For the full list of current track closures please see: www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=7785


Please continue to take great care with campfires and abide by all local PWS signage.  


We wish you safe and happy walking!

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

Walking in the Hartz Mountain National Park (Chris Crerar)

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

Lake Osborne in the Hartz Mountain National Park (Joe Shemesh)

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

Tasmanian thornbill in the Hartz Mountains (Mark Sanders)