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Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area

Introduction

 

The Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area is located on the South Esk River, Tasmania's longest river, only four kilometres from the centre of Tasmania's second largest city, Launceston. Part of the South Esk River gorge and the adjacent plateau country are features of the 440 hectare reserve. Boundaries are shared with the popular Cataract Gorge Reserve, managed by Launceston City Council. 

Originally set aside to meet the recreation needs of a growing urban population, the reserve has more recently also been recognised for its important nature conservation role.  The reserve protects dry open grassy forest and woodland communities, including 28 species of threatened plants. The aquatic and riparian habitats of the South Esk River gorge are particularly rich in biodiversity.

 

An underground tunnel and flume, integral to the historic Duck Reach Hydro-electric scheme, are within the reserve and are listed on the Register of the National Estate.

The reserve offers visitors  a broad range of activities, including club run and commercial activities, picnics, dog walking, exercising, horse riding, cycling, orienteering and rock climbing. Lake Trevallyn is used for water skiing, canoeing, swimming and windsurfing.