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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

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their achievement.


The sign at Lake St Clair was installed in early January, just in time for the track’s peak season. Lake St Clair business services coordinator Bernie Carter said that walkers can now capture the moment when they officially finish the Overland Track.


“The site has been in hot demand from tired, yet elated walkers who have completed the track,” Bernie said. “Once they’ve taken their celebration photos, nine times out of ten, the next question is where’s the beer and steak?”


A similar sign installation was installed at the start of the Overland Track at Ronny Creek, last year.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

A visitor information sign at Cradle Mountain, in the 1960s.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

A similar '60s sign at Lake St Clair.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

The walker and backpack cutout that's part of the new Overland Track completion sign at Lake St Clair.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

Walkers capturing that special moment of completing the Overland Track at Lake St Clair.