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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

Eaglehawk Neck

Access

Getting there

The Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site is located on the scenic Tasman Peninsula. It can be visited in conjunction with Port Arthur and the Coal Mines Historic Site.

From Hobart, take the Tasman Highway (A3) to Sorell and turn right onto the A9 for Port Arthur. The Officer's Quarters is the only remaining stucture at Eaglehawk Neck from the convict era and has a good display which relates the history of the area. If travelling south towards Port Arthur, just before you reach The Neck turn off to your left and follow the road signs to the Officer's Quarters car park.

Parking and wheelchair access are available in front of the building. Alternatively park at the Community Hall at The Neck and walk back up the pathway to the old wooden building.