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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

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.


The new shelter contains a free gas barbecue, two picnic tables and interpretive displays along with a stunning view of the lagoon. The $67,000 project was funded through the government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund and the Tasmanian Community Fund.


King Island ranger in charge Shelley Graham said that Penny's Lagoon is a rare perched lake, found in only three locations around the world.


"The lake's freshwater is held by compacted sand and organic matter. The lagoon is a favourite swimming spot for locals and visitors. The new shelter signficantly improves the visitor experience," Ms Graham said.

New picnic facilities for Penny

The new picnic shelter.