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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

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.