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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.More

Leven Canyon

36. Leven Canyon Lookout

time 45 minute circuit (1.2km circuit)
access 45 minute drive from Ulverstone (42km) or can be reached
from Cradle Mountain, via Wilmot and the C132 route in
75 minutes. See map
facilities Picnic area with barbecues, tables, picnic shelter and toilets
with disabled access
grade Level 3. Some steep terrain and 697 steps on the Forest Stairs track
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children , hazardous cliffs, tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable,
prohibited No firearms or bicycles

It is rare in the world to find such a powerful place as the Leven Canyon, that is so easy to access. Enjoy
spectacular sweeping views from Cruickshanks Lookout 275m above the Leven River. Alongside the track, discover ferns, brightly coloured fungi and native wildlife.