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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.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.