Tasmanian Bush fire and Walks update
There has been some relieving heavy rainfall across parts of Tasmania over the past 24-48 hours. The heaviest rain was recorded for the north eastern fringe of the Wilderness World Heritage Area near Quamby Bluff with 150mm falling. There is flash flooding occurring in the north east of the island state at present.
However, the large bush fire-fronts in the north west and central areas of Tasmania have not seen this amount and some areas have missed out on rain all together. Presently, the land management authorities have the central National Parks walking tracks closed and this includes the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.
We will provide an update to our Walls of Jerusalem trekking group departing on the TUE 9 FEB as soon as we can.
The following walks itineraries over the next 2 weeks are not affected by track closures and at this stage are operating as per normal:
Penguin Cradle Walk – departure date THU 4 FEB
South Coast Track Walk – departure date THU 11 FEB
If you have booked one of our upcoming Tasmanian treks, we will continue to keep you up to date via email. if you have any further concerns or questions please email our Operations Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
We sincerely hope that with the additional fire fighting resources from mainland Australia and the current wet weather pattern – our unique and globally significant wilderness areas can be successfully protected.