Weather permitting, Glenorchy City Council and the Tasmanian Fire Service are planning to conduct low intensity bushland burns in Wellington Park before the ‘fire season’ begins.
Parts of Wellington Park will be closed to public access during burns and the following days as there is the possibility of falling trees. The public are requested to keep well outside the burn sites and heed all access and warning signs. On commencement of burns the trails will likely be closed for one week allowing time to adequately ensure the area is safe for public access.
For more up to date information on the status of burns in the area please check the Tasmanian Fire Service website.
If you have any questions about why bushland burns are conducted, please call Glenorchy City Council’s Environment Coordinator on 6216 6318.
If you have any concerns about current fires in the area please call the Tasmanian Fire Service on 1800 000 699.
The N.R. Pierce Reserve is a significant bushland reserve donated to the people of Glenorchy by the Pierce family in 1988 in memory of Norman R. Pierce and his significant contribution to the community.
Walking in N.R. Pierce Reserve is on existing fire trails which connect through to Wellington Park. Currently the reserve’s only public access is on the Zig Zag Track. Walkers are recommended to travel in and out of the Reserve on the Zig Zag track.
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There are many unmarked tracks and fire trails throughout the reserve which access Transcend power lines or other services within the reserve. Walkers should be careful not to get lost as the Reserve connects onto Wellington Park which includes an expansive tract of native bush which is very isolated and can be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
For more detailed information on this area and surrounding recreation options it is recommended that visitors purchase the Hobart (5225) 1:25,000 Topographic/Cadastral Map and the Wellington Park Recreation Map- these maps, along with the general Tasmanian 1:25,000 series, are available from maps shops, Service Tasmania, and the Tasmania Visitor Information Centre.
From Berriedale head west towards Collinsvale and veer left onto Collinsvale Road. Drive approximately 3.5 km and the beginning of the Zig Zag trail into N. R. Pierce Reserve is on the left of a hair-pin bend. Note there is limited car parking.