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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track

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Flinders Island's Mt Strzelecki walking track has received an upgrade which will improve the experience for walkers and visitors, as well as environmental management.More

New car park for Ben Lomond National Park

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A new visitor carpark is now complete at Ben Lomond National Park. The car park will be opened to visitors and fully operational in the coming weeks in time for this winter's first major snow fall.More

Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

28/06/2019

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area experienced significant wildfire events between January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area's values.More

Summary of North East River Game Reserve Management Plan 1999

The full version of North East River Game Reserve Management Plan 1999 can be downloaded as a PDF File (258 Kb) .

Constituent maps are available as separate PDFS:

Map 1 - Location (1400 Kb)
Map 2 - Boundary, Surrounding Tenure and Access (2000 Kb) 
Map 3 - Reconnaissance Vegetation Map (2400 Kb) 
Map 4 - Current Reserve Uses (1700 Kb)

The North East River Game Reserve lies on the north east tip of Flinders Island within the Flinders Council municipal area. The reserve has a total land area of 2,405 hectares.

The reserve consists of a large estuarine system formed by the drainage of the North East River, Arthurs Creek and many associated tributaries. The estuary enters the sea between Holloway Point and Foochow Beach.

The land was formally reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970 as a game reserve on 10 September 1991 by Statutory Rules 1991, No 170, and is registered on Plan CPR 2198. The contiguous Wingaroo Nature Reserve was reserved at the same time.

The two areas were separately reserved to allow for the continued use of the game reserve for recreational hunting, specifically for duck and pig hunting.

The reservations were made on the basis of the diversity of plant communities including endangered healthlands, the valuable wetlands, estuarine marshes and relict Callitris rhomboidea scrubwoodland. The type of country included in these two reserves is not currently represented elsewhere in the State’s reserve system.