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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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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