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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

Hastings Caves and several walking tracks closed - Sun 27 Jan 2019, 7pm

27/01/2019

For public safety PWS advise the following sites have now been closed until further notice due to the threat of fire:



  • Hastings Caves and Thermal Pools

  • Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve
    - Echo Sugarloaf Track

  • Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area
    - Snug Falls Track
    - Pelverata Falls Track


Staff will assess the situation tomorrow (Monday 28 January) and a decision will be made about access to the sites in due course.


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


Fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast so it’s important for everyone to stay informed in case conditions change.


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