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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

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.