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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

PWS Fire Update - Friday 8 February 2019

08/02/2019

As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.


The following locations will open on Saturday 9 February:


Mount Field National Park - Lady Barron Falls Circuit Track


Junee Cave State Reserve


Hasting Cave & Thermal Springs – and will remain open while Huon Highway is open to public.


Southwest National Park - South Coast Track


The following campgrounds are now open:


Mount Field Campground


Cockle Creek Campground


Note – refer to the list of standing closures for reserves, tracks, roads, areas and campgrounds in the section below.


 


PWS is continuing to assess track openings and closures in response to changing weather conditions, vehicle access and the fire situation, so please refer to the list of standing closures for reserves, tracks, roads, areas and campgrounds on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 


With the large number of fires still burning and the potential for spotting, flare-ups and new starts, please do NOT venture into remote or fire-affected areas.


People planning on visiting parks are asked to stay informed by checking the weather forecast, road closures and the PWS tracks and closures page by visiting the following websites: