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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

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks

19/08/2016

The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.More

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.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.