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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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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Low Head Light Station and Pilot Station

Introduction

Constructed in 1833, the Low Head Light Station was the third to be established in Australia and has operated continuously for over 170 years. It was Australia's oldest manned lightstation until recently, when automation was introduced.

The Low Head precinct includes a great diversity of 19th century maritime buildings, many of which remain remarkably intact. The Low Head Pilot Station comprise the earliest surviving pilot buildings in Australia.

The Low Head Light and Pilot stations played an invaluable role in the establishment of ensuring the safe passage of vessels from Bass Strait into the mouth of the Tamar river.