Update 17:00, Wednesday 27January 2016
The Huon Valley does have several fires but is currently not widely affected by the fire emergency. There is substantial smoke throughout Tasmania. There is accommodation available over the next few days.
Fire near Huon Bush Retreats
A fire has been reported at Ayres Road, at the bottom of the hill near Huon Bush Retreats. Fire plan has been activated and guests have been advised to be ready for evacuation if necessary. However, after just 90 minutes from first report, Tas Fire Service shows the status as "Contained".
Thanks to all involved for the quick action.
There are seperate fires at Grove and Lonavale. See Tas Fire Service Website for more info
Onsite fire weather readings:
= Fire Danger Rating
of 3: Low
The Huon Valley is open for tourism
All attractions and accommodations in the Huon Valley are currently operating. Due to overflow from fire affected areas, there is limited availability throughout Tasmania. HVE has over 440 beds in our portfolio so we can offer some availability most nights.
A good overview of all emergency activities wide is at
There are currently three bush fires having significant impact on Tasmanian tourist areas
Cradle Mountain: The Overland Track was closed on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 and will remain closed until it is safe to re-open. For information on track closures please visit http://www.parks.tas.gov.au
Tarkine: Several very large fires in the remote western wilderness have closed roads and walking tracks and is creating a lot of smoke but no danger for the main tourism areas. See more detail below.
Gordon River Road: This fire has temporarily closed the northern areas of Southwest National Park . Gordon River Road is closed at Maydena.
East Coast: There have been some problems but the general area including Freycinet National Park is open.
Map of fires at 27 Jan 2016