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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

Wineglass Bay - Notice to intending visitors

19/12/2014

Please note that between 26 December and 11 January, the number of visitors to Freycinet National Park at times exceeds the capacity of the park’s roads and car parks. This results in traffic congestion with visitors experiencing delays. We offer the following advice to visitors for a safe and enjoyable visit:


Expect delays in the park, especially at the Wineglass Bay car park between 10am and 2pm every day. Consider visiting before 10am and after 2pm.


Due to the traffic hazard, queuing for a car park to become available is not permitted, nor is roadside parking due to the narrow roads. For visitor safety, walking to the Wineglass Bay tracks via the road is not recommended during this time.


Trailers and caravans are not permitted into the park beyond the visitor centre, unless booked for camping. There is very limited parking available for large caravans, RVs, trailers and boats at Ranger Creek and the visitor centre overflow car park. Consider sharing a ride; or get someone to drop you off and pick you up.


During peak times investigate other local attractions including Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville lighthouse and boardwalk, and Richardson’s Beach. The Freycinet Visitor Centre has a comprehensive shop and information on local attractions including the popular Discovery Ranger activities. Visit www.parks.tas.gov.au for information.


The Coles Bay township and Muirs Beach offer plenty of activities to help fill the day. Visit the website www.wineglassbay.com  


For further information please contact the Freycinet Visitor Centre on 6256 7000.


Please note Parks Passes can now be purchased online at www.parks.tas.gov.au

Wineglass Bay - Notice to intending visitors

Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park is a popular destination for visitors all year round but peak times in summer attract record crowds