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Update on fires and access to parks and tracks

07/01/2013

A very large bushfire is affecting the area between Port Davey and Lake Pedder, resulting in numerous track and campground closures. Mt Field, Douglas Apsley and Freycinet national parks remain closed until further notice.More

Southwest National Park fire update

06/01/2013

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that smoke from a large bushfire in the Southwest National Park is likely to continue to affect southern Tasmania communities including the Huon Valley and Hobart.More

Mt Field National Park closed until further notice

04/01/2013

Mt Field National Park will be totally CLOSED from Thursday night until further notice, due to the Lake Repulse fire which may impact the park on Friday.More

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