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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area, entrance
Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area, entrance (photograph: Dan Broun)

Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


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​Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area is the place to go for mountain biking fun. The reserve boasts a network of popular mountain bike trails in Tasmania’s northern hub of Launceston. Whether you are taking the family for their first bush ride or are a more experienced rider looking for a couple of hours of easy enjoyment, Kate Reed can provide.

If mountain biking is not your thing, you can also utilise a selection of the Reserve’s tracks for running, hiking or taking your furry friends for a walk through the bush. The Reserve, which features various eucalypts and many small threatened plant species, is named after Kate Reed, the wife of the late Henry Reed who owned Mount Pleasant Estate. The estate once included the land that today makes up Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area.

​​​​Kate Reed’s small hills, short climbs and descents, and narrow, tight and twisty tracks make it an ideal multi-purpose area for walkers, runners and mountain bikers. The 6km of ‘mountain bike preferred’ track is well suited to inexperienced riders or those with lower levels of fitness. If you are planning a walk in the reserve it might pay to check if any events are scheduled. The Launceston Mountain Bike Club runs time trials in the reserve which are highlighted on its Facebook page.  The ‘cunning running’ fraternity stages occasional orienteering challenges so be alert for serious athletes on wheels and on foot. 

Dogs need to be kept on-lead at all times for the safety of track users.

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