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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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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

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Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

Introduction

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(Photo by Peter Grant)

Tasmania is renowned for its magnificent bushwalking opportunities, but our wilderness can be wild and unforgiving, so proper preparation is essential. Anyone planning a bushwalk in remote areas should watch our video (also available with Mandarin subtitles) on the essential steps for a safe and enjoyable walking experience, and review the information on the following pages.


This is the essential guide to wilderness survival in Tasmania - both your survival in the wilderness and the survival of the wilderness as you walk through it. If Tasmania's national parks and reserves are to remain some of the world's great bushwalking areas a lot depends on you!

The information is aimed at bushwalkers (hikers) who intend to camp out overnight. It won't tell you everything you'll need to know but it will tell you the basics - what to take, what situations you'll need to be prepared for and where to go for more detailed information.

This information is also available inĀ Chinese:



Contents

All the above information is also available as a PDF for download and printing (PDF 1680 Kb)