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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.

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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


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Tasmania’s Stunning Snow Sport Destinations

It is approaching that time of the year when you dust off your skis or snow board and head to one of Tasmania’s stunning snow sport destinations. Ben Lomond and Mt Field national parks offer great opportunities to get your snow sport fix this winter!

Snow sport enthusiasts heading for the slopes

For the latest snow reports, please see www.ski.com.au/reports/australia/tas/benlomond for Ben Lomond and Southern Tasmania Ski Association for Mt Field.

Ben Lomond is the major downhill skiing destination in Tasmania. The ski field offers all necessary facilities to ensure you have a memorable experience. There are 6 ski lifts on the downhill slopes (3 T-Bars and 3 Poma lifts). There is ski, snowboard and toboggan hire, as well as instruction and sales and a kiosk at the alpine village. For information regarding access, highlights and alternative activities on the mountain, please see our Ben Lomond National Park visitors guide page.

Mt Field National Park is home to Tasmania's main skiing destination in the south. There are three tows at Mt Field, two on the slopes of Mt Mawson and one on the slopes of the Rodway Range. Mt Field also offers fantastic cross country skiing opportunities for those more adventurous. For information regarding access, highlights and alternative activities on the mountain, please see our Mt Field National Park visitors guide page. The walk around a frozen Lake Dobson in the snow is truly exquisite.

What better way to shake off the winter slumber by getting out and enjoying these great Tasmanian mountain destinations.