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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Granite Creek from Climies Track
Granite Creek from Climies Track

Climies Track
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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Track closure: Climies Track
From 23/3/2020, last reviewed 23/3/2020

​​Temporary closure of Climies Track until futher notice.

Climies Track is temporarily closed due to the collapse of the bridge at Montagu Creek making the track impassable to vehicles. Parks and Wildlife Service are working to remove the failed structure and create a safe crossing as soon as possible. 

The West Coast Field Centre can be contacted on PWS.WestCoast@parks.tas.gov.au


About

​​Map Tasmap​ 1:25000 - Heemskirk
Distance : 20 km one way
​​​​​​Rating : Very Difficult - ​Suitable for high clearance vehicles with dual range and tyres suitable for the terrain. Drivers should have extensive and advanced experience as there are several technical challenges. Recommended to be done in groups of four or more vehicles, as vegetation is too low to winch from.

The scenery is spectacular, with the ocean often whipped up by the Roaring Forties wind. Picturesque waterfalls, clifftops and wonderful mountain views are encountered along the way. 

Climies Track follows a hilly coastal route through Mt Heemskirk Regional Reserve​ between Granville Harbour and Trial Harbour. The track is suitable for experienced 4WD drivers only, with hill-climbs, bog holes, rocky river crossings, and muddy eroded sections. 

There are campsites and toilets available ​at Trial Harbour.

Contact

West Coast Field Centre (Queenstown and Strahan)
PO Office Box 62
Strahan TAS 7468
Phone: 03 6409 1020
Email: PWS.WestCoast@parks.tas.gov.au