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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Summary of Hartz Mountains National Park Visitor Services Site Plan 2006

The full version of the Hartz Mountains National Park Visitor Services Site Plan 2006 can be downloaded as a PDF(1115 Kb).

Summary

This site plan has been prepared under the provisions of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 1999, and provides for the development and upgrading of facilities within the Hartz Mountains Visitor Services Site, in particular at the Devils Backbone precinct.

The Hartz Mountains Visitor Services Site has long been recognised as an easily accessible window on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area as it is only 2 hours drive from Hobart.

Three distinct precincts within the visitor services site are recognised. These are the Waratah Lookout precinct, the Arve Falls precinct and the Devils Backbone precinct (the turning circle under the mountainous Devils Backbone, at the end of the Hartz Road).

The prescriptive measures to protect values or mitigate impact will apply to any future plans for additional facilities.

This site plan establishes an overall vision for visitor services in the park, then for each precinct, a vision, objectives and planning guidelines are provided. Specific development concepts and protective measures for a proposed visitor shelter and toilet are also included.

The site plan also flags the need for cohesive signage to promote the WHA values and link the precincts together.