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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

Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.


Located on the Lyell Highway, the $550,000 project was a response of the Hodgman Liberal Government to the difficulties facing the West Coast community when Copper Mines of Tasmania announced that the Mt Lyell Mine would enter care and maintenance in 2014.


This project was selected by the West Coast Economic Working Group as one that would help the region diversify its economy through tourism.


Parks and Wildlife Service staff managed the construction of the project, which was challenging given the steep slopes the one kilometre return track traverses.


The walk is of a standard suitable for the majority of visitors travelling the Lyell Highway and along with Lake St Clair, the Franklin Nature Trail, Nelson Falls and Donaghys Hill walks, it becomes a valuable part of the suite of experiences offered to visitors travelling the scenic Lyell Highway to the West Coast.