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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.

Celebrating World Ranger Day


The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Maria Island - Convict Barn

Virtual Visit

As you take a look around the Convict Barn, (built c. 1844), be careful not to disturb any nesting Cape Barren Geese!

Interior of Convict-built Barn (Steve Johnson)
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The machinery and wooden carts inside the Convict Barn remain as they were left by the last people to work the fields of Darlington. Feel free to wander around inside this real-life museum.