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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

Mt Direction Historic Site

Visitor's Guide

Mt Direction RuinsPhoto coutesy Jody Steele
The historic site contains the ruins of a stone building (built 1843), cast iron gates from the time of the pastoral lessees, a drystone wall, original eye bolts (used to stabilise the semaphore mast) and a wall and well to the north east. There is also a stone cairn (used by early surveyors to compile a trigonometric survey of Tasmania, quarries and postholes and some surface depressions.