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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

Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area

The Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area occupies 138.6 hectares in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel surrounding Roberts Point on the western side of North Bruny Island.

Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area

The reserve area is subject to strong currents and low ambient light levels, providing habitat for a range of sediment communities and a vast array of invertebrate life not commonly found elsewhere. The area includes unusual sheltered deep reef habitat subjected to strong tidal currents, and a very localised black cowrie population. The area also provides a refuge for benthic faunal communities that have declined elsewhere in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

The area was proclaimed a conservation area under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 9 December 2009. This reserve class provides for the protection and maintenance of the natural and cultural values of the area and the sustainable use of natural resources. 

Fishing is permitted in the reserve. Rules and regulations relating to recreational fishing in Tasmania can be found in the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide.