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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

Track closure update - Sat 26 Jan 2019, 9am


PWS staff have completed assessment of each site previously closed yesterday (Friday 25 Jan) due to the high fire risk.  

As a result of this assessment, the following locations will be re-opened and access available from 9:30am today (Saturday 26 January 2019).

Tasman National Park

  • Wughalee Campground

  • Bare Knoll Campground

  • Old Cape Pillar Track

  • Waterfall Bay Tracks (including Canoe Bay, Bivouac Bay and Tasman Trail

  • Crescent Bay Track

  • Mount Brown Track

  • Cape Raoul Track

  • Shipstern Bluff Track

  • Tunnel Bay Track

Freycinet National Park

  • Wineglass Bay Lookout & Wineglass Beach

  • Mt Amos

  • Hazards Beach & peninsula walking tracks

  • Isthmus Track

  • South Friendly 4WD Track (the track to Freshwater Lagoon and Frank’s Camp)

Douglas Apsley National Park

  • Douglas Apsley Gorge Track

  • Leeaberra Track

Due to the continued fire threat from the Gell River Fire, the Mt Field National Park will remain closed for today (Saturday 26 January 2019). PWS will re-assess the situation and provide an update tomorrow (Sunday 27 January 2019).

Hastings Caves and Thermal Pools will re-open for business at 9am Sunday 27 January 2019.

The following sites are still being assessed by staff and PWS will provide an update as soon as possible.

Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve

  • Echo Sugarloaf Track

Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area

  • Snug Falls Track

  • Pelverata Falls Track

  • Umfrevilles Track

Esperance River Conservation Area

  • Esperance River campground and day visitor area

For a complete list of track, area and campground closures please visit www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures

As fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast, it’s important for visitors to stay informed in case conditions change.

PWS would like to remind everyone that with the large amount of fires burning and the potential for spotting and new starts due to the weather forecast, we are asking people NOT to venture into remote areas from now until the end of the long weekend (Tuesday 29 January 2019).

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