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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


Lyons Cottage
Lyons Cottage

Lyons Cottage Historic Site

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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


About

Lyons Cottage is a simple, single storey weatherboard home that tells a fascinating story. This quaint Victorian Georgian dwelling beneath The Nut in Stanley was the original home of Tasmania’s first and only elected Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, in the late 1800s. From humble beginnings, ‘Honest Joe’ went on to become one of Australia’s most popular political figures, winning three consecutive Federal elections.

Meander along Stanley’s Church Street and you will find the old cottage behind a classic picket fence, the exterior restored to reflect the original appearance of the home. Upon stepping inside, you are transported to Joseph Lyons’s modest childhood abode. Memorabilia from Joe’s childhood, as well as insights into his journey to the top ranks of Australian politics, are found inside Lyons Cottage, offering visitors the opportunity to connect with one of Tasmania’s true political gentlemen.

OPENING HOURS:
​​Lyon's Cottage is staffed by volunteers and is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, from 1 September to 31 May.​