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Southern Alps welcomes back visitors

Friday 1 February, 2013

Parks Victoria advises that the southern sections (Wonnangatta-Moroka) and the Avon Wilderness section of the Alpine National Park have reopened for visitors.

Parks Victoria’s Regional Director East Andrew Marshall said there are great areas of the Alps for people to explore.

“The Licola Road has also reopened, which allows visitors to access multiple routes to the east of the Alpine National Park and camping sites such as the Macalister reserves.”

The closure area associated with the northern section of the Alpine National Park - the Harrietville-Feathertop fire remains in place.

 “We encourage people to come and check these magical areas of the Alpine National Park and help support local tourism partners and accommodation providers.”

“Licensed tour operators are available to help make your visit to the Alpine National Park and surrounds a memorable one.”

For licensed tour operators check the Parks Victoria website – www.parks.vic.gov.au.

“There are many options for visitors across the eastern part of the state, including Buchan Caves, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Walhalla Historic Area and the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.”

Mr Marshall encouraged people to check the Parks Victoria website for the current park conditions, and continue to check fire conditions.

Stay informed through the CFA (www.cfa.vic.gov.au) and by calling the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on 1800 240 667, by listening to emergency broadcasters; ABC radio, commercial radio and designated community radio stations, SKY News Television and following CFA via Twitter (@cfa_updates) and Facebook (/cfavic) or the FireReady app.

For bushfire updates:

• Tune into emergency broadcasters: ABC and local commercial radio stations and SKY NewsTV

• Ring the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667

• CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au

• Department of Sustainability and Environment www.dse.vic.gov.au

 

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