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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

Trail Users Code of Conduct

Respect reserve users


  • Keep to the left and be cautious at corners, blind spots, and when approaching other users.
  • Slow your speed when passing, and make sure other users are aware of you.
  • Pedestrians have right of way over mountain bikers.
  • Dogs must be under control at all times and not disturb other users.


Minimise environmental impacts

  • Take all litter with you.
  • Keep wildlife wild. Observe wildlife from a distance.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
  • Respect Aboriginal and other sites of cultural significance.
  • Ensure footwear and bikes are clean before you enter the reserve to avoid the spread of Phytophthora and other soil-borne diseases and weeds.


Stay on designated tracks on durable surfaces

  • Do not widen tracks and avoid riding muddy tracks.
  • Please comply with all signage.
  • Know the reserve boundaries – stay off private land.


Take responsibility for your own safety

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Let someone know where you are going.
  • Dress appropriately and carry appropriate safety gear for your activity.
  • Carry a mobile phone.
  • Know your ability.