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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

Update on storm damage in northern parks facilities


King Solomons and Maracoopa caves
The King Solomons and Marakoopa caves at the Mole Creek National Park have re-opened following flood damage following last weekend's heavy rains in the north of the State.

Water levels in the caves said to be the highest in years had left a heavy layer of silt and clay that needed to be removed.

Narawntapu National Park
The powered sites at Campground 1 in Narawntapu National Park remain closed following flood damage last weekend. The amenities block has re-opened after it was cleaned of flood debris, however the powered sites will not be available until electrical components damaged by floodwaters are replaced.

St Columba Falls walking track
The St Columba Falls walking track near Pynegana has been closed until further notice due to a slump along a 25 metre section of the track. Engineering advice will be sought about appropriate reconstruction of the track.

For further information about these facilities contact:
Mole Creek Karst National Park 6363 5182
Narawntapu National Park 6428 6277
St Helens Field Centre 6376 1550

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.