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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

Celebrating 100 years of national parks

26/08/2016

All Tasmanians are invited to celebrate the centenary of two of our most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, with a major festival at Freycinet and events at other parks, during the centenary weekend of 27-29 August.More

Peter Murrell Reserves

Introduction

Located just south of Hobart, the Peter Murrell Reserves conserve a diverse range of forest, buttongrass and heathland communities.

The Peter Murrell Reserves comprise the Peter Murrell State Reserve (133ha), the Peter Murrell Conservation Area (135ha) and a Public Reserve (9ha). Together, these are referred to as the Peter Murrell Reserves and are considered as one land management unit of 277ha.

The area is popular among locals from the adjoining suburbs of Kingston, Tinderbox and Blackmans Bay. The Reserves include specified zones for horse riding and there are designated tracks for walking, dog walking and cycling. The Huntingfield Pony Club lease 25ha of the Conservation Area, this includes both arena and trail riding areas. See our Activities Map for further details.