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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

Bruny Island Quarantine Station - now open five days a week


The Wildcare Inc Friends of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) are pleased to announce that thanks to the success of the Wildcare Volunteer Caretaker Program and work by the PWS, the Quarantine Station will be open five days a week from 10am to 4pm over the summer months, during the period of daylight savings time.

The station will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Experience the self-guided history walk, the beautiful environment, have a sticky beak or a picnic, and soak up the atmosphere. 816 Killora Rd, North Bruny Island. Free entry, donations welcome.

Bruny Island Quarantine Station - now open five days a week

The medical superintendent's cottage at the Quarantine Station.