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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Pine Lake

43. Pine Lake

time 30 minute return walk (400m one way)
access On road Highland Lakes Road (A5) 33km south of Deloraine. See map
facilities No facilities at Pine Lake. Picnic and toilet facilities are located approximately 30 minutes drive away at either Liffey Falls (accessed from road C513) or Liawenee (on road A5).
grade Level 1 Easy level track that will suit some wheelchair users and those with strollers.
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children , tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable
prohibited Pets, firearms and bicycles are not permitted.

The Pine Lake walk offers a rare opportunity to get close to one of Tasmania’s rarest trees without having to go on an extended bushwalk. The pencil pine is an ancient species that evolved before flowering plants and which is only found in the Tasmanian highlands.

Highlights

Many of the Tasmanian conifers are unique to Tasmania. The pencil pine (Athrotaxis cupressoides), is generally restricted to sub-alpine areas above 800 m. Like its relative, the King Billy pine, it can reach ages greater than 1200 years. Pencil pines are often seen around the shores of highland lakes and tarns, creating the unique ambience of these beautiful areas of Tasmania.