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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

East Pillinger

Introduction

Kilns

The kilns at Pillinger (Photography by Peter Grant)

Standing in East Pillinger in the very early 1900s you would have been in the midst of a bustling port town. Railway carriages loaded with timber, bricks and ore would be shunting past, the sound of shouted instructions ringing out and the smell of wood-smoke hanging thickly in the air.

Today, East Pillinger is a peaceful place. Most of the town has been reclaimed by the forest. There are however some substantial and fascinating relics awaiting your discovery and the walk from Bird River Bridge to East Pillinger is highly recommended.

This area is part of the Macquarie Harbour Historic Site and within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.