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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

Tracks closed in the Western and Eastern Arthur ranges due to bushfire


The following tracks are will be closed until further notice due to a wildfire in the West Portal area on the Western Arthur Range.

Track east of Lake Haven and Kappa moraine leading to the Craigs of Andromeda , West Portal and the Lucifer Ridge area.
Track north of Federation Peak that lead to The Dial and Luckmans Lead and Cerberus Hill
Track south of Cracroft Crossing leading to Lake Rosanne and Pass creek

This does not affect walkers undertaking the standard Western Arthur Range traverse using Moraine A and Moraine K. Walkers can still access Federation Peak via Moss Ridge.

All walkers should avoid the West Portal area as the fire is in very difficult terrain and may take some time to extinguish. The situation will be reassessed early next week.

For regular updates check the Tasmania Fire Service website