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Upgraded helipads improve safety for the Overland Track

29/09/2016

The Tasmanian Air Rescue Trust has provided funding to enable the upgrading of helipads on the Overland Track, improving the ability of rescue teams to reach walkers and staff in case of emergency.More

Experience national parks through art

23/09/2016

Arts in Parks is a project that celebrates the two decade long partnership between the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts Tasmania to deliver the wilderness residency program for artists.More

Parks driving boom in visitor numbers

22/09/2016

Tasmania's parks are driving the boom in visitor numbers to the State. Record numbers of visitors are flocking to Freycinet and Mount Field as the two parks celebrate 100 years since their reservation in 1916.More

Notley Fern Gorge State Reserve

Introduction

Ferns at Notley Gorge

Ferns at Notley Gorge

Notley Fern Gorge State Reserve is about 30 minutes' drive north-west of Launceston. The 11 ha reserve is a remnant patch of wet sclerophyll forest. The forest is dominated by large, old eucalypts with a rainforest understory. Towards the creek, a variety of fern species grow in profusion. A 1.5 km return walking track leads through the forest.