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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area

Introduction

The Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area (NRA) contains approximately 120ha of remnant native vegetation. The area has been recognised for its plant communities of Eucalyptus amygdalina on dolerite with small areas of Eucalyptus ovata and Melaleuca ericifolia.  It also is home to many small threatened plant species.

The reserve is named after Kate Reed, the wife of the late Henry Reed who owned Mount Pleasant Estate which once included the area now reserved.  

Kate Reed NRA was first reserved on 27 May 1983, then extended and declared a Nature Recreation Area on 30 April 1999, under the Nature Conservation Act 2002.  This type of reservation ensured that the natural values of the reserve are conserved whilst still providing opportunities for public recreation and education.

Over time, a network of unsealed tracks has evolved to extend over 15km within this small reserve and adjacent private land.  In recent years, mountain bike riders have recognised the potential of the reserve‚Äôs tracks and have become the dominant users.  Running, walking, and dog walking are other activities commonly undertaken in the reserve.