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Myrtle Forest Picnic Area Toilet OUT OF ORDER


The Parks and Wildlife Service has had to close the Myrtle Forest Picnic Area toilet due to a technical fault.

Temporary alternative arrangements and a long term solution are already being investigated.

For the time being please use the public conveniences in Collinsvale - see full story for map.

For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Derwent Field Centre on 6214 8103.

Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience.

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draft Fern Tree Park Visitor Node Master Plan


The draft Fern Tree Park Visitor Node Master Plan is now available for public comment until 5 December 2016 . The 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.

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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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Bridge Replacement on the Pipeline Track


Hobart City Council has completed replacement of the ‘twin bridges’ on the Pipeline Track between Browns Road and Neika. This section of the Pipeline Track is now open to walkers and bike riders.

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Pinnacle Road closures


Visitors are reminded that Pinnacle Road may occasionally be closed due to snow or ice cover, extreme fire danger, or due to a community event. Check road closures or call 6278 0200 before starting a trip to the Park.

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