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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

Milkshakes Hill Regional Reserve reopened

26/11/2018

The Tarkine Drive visitor experience has been further enhanced with the reopening of the Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve.


The reserve, in Tasmania’s North-West, has been closed for nearly two years due to extensive damage from wildfires that tore through the the area in 2016.


The fires badly damaged the reserve’s tall eucalypt forest, as well as the visitor infrastructure at the site.


Around $370,000 has been spent in restoration at Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve, with extensive works undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service during this period. 


Works included clearing fallen timber, management of dangerous trees, resurfacing the access road, re-roofing the picnic shelter, and restoring and improving the reserve’s walking tracks.


Damage to the Forest Nature and Summit walking tracks has been repaired and 700m of new track has been built to avoid areas of the forest most badly affected by the fires.


While the evidence of the fire is still apparent at the reserve in the form of fire-blackened eucalypts and the many fallen trees, there is also extensive new growth – a testament to the resilience of nature.