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Track closures due to bushfire


Due to a small bushfire on Tom Thumb the following tracks and fire trails are closed to the public till further notice:

  • Big Bend Trail
  • Mount Connection Track
  • Knights Creek Track

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Track Closure Update 3 December


Some walking tracks and fire trails remain closed until damage from the storms in May has been repaired.  See the full article for a list of closed tracks and trails.   

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draft Fern Tree Park Visitor Node Master Plan


The draft Fern Tree Park Visitor Node Master Plan includes Fern Tree Park, Fern Tree Bower, Silver Falls, Fern Glade quarry car park and the network of tracks that connect these sites. The Trust and Hobart City Council sought community comments on the draft Master Plan in late 2016 and are now considering the submissions received and developing a final Master Plan for the area.

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Planned burns completed


Two planned burns successfully completed. All walking tracks and fire trails in the burn areas are now open to the public.

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