Successful fuel reduction burns at Arthur River
Better protection for Pitt Water wetlands
Planned burn for Flinders Island
Walk with history down the route of the former railway line to Kelly Basin. Where once 1000 people lived, today only historic remnants of the former town of Pillinger can be seen amidst lush green mosses and tree ferns.
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, most of the town has been reclaimed by the forest. There are however some substantial and fascinating relics awaiting your discovery. A full history of Pillinger is available on our web site.
This area is part of the Macquarie Harbour Historic Site and within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
This page produced by the Parks & Wildlife Service,
a unit of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment This page was last modified on Monday, 13 May 2013