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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track


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


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


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

PWS Public Safety Update


PWS Public Safety Update  

As assessment of the fire situation continues, access to some parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety.

Many tracks, roads and areas have been closed until further notice, along with a number of campgrounds - go to PWS website for a full list:  www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures

To date, 43 people have been located on walking tracks and airlifted out and 83 people who had registered or via friends or family had contacted PWS are now accounted for.

190 km of walking track in the Western Arthurs, Arthurs Plains, Port Davey Track, Frankland Range, Mt Anne Circuit, Schnell’s Ridge has been flown over several times.

People are urged to abide by track changes and remember that fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast. 

PWS also remind the public that the current restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves remain in place for reserves on King and Flinders Islands, from Port Sorell to Mt William on the north coast, and Mt William to Orford, including Maria Island, on the east coast. Only fuel stoves are permitted in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWHAA).


What to do 

PWS encourages all visitors planning to visit the State’s national parks and reserves to: 


  • stay informed in case conditions change; 

  • monitor the PWS & Tasmania Fire Service www.fire.tas.gov.au websites and ABC local radio

  • check in at visitor centres for the latest information, 

  • heed advice at track heads, 

  • follow directions of PWS staff at national parks and reserves