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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

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.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

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.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

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

Maria Island - Coffee Palace

Virtual Visit

Pop inside the Coffee Palace to revisit life on Maria Island during the industrial era earlier this century...

Interior of Coffee Palace (Steve Johnson)
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The recently restored Coffee Palace is a delight to wander around. You will hear the voices of the past describing the trials and tribulations of life on the island in years gone by.