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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

Peter Murrell Reserves

Introduction

Located just south of Hobart, the Peter Murrell Reserves conserve a diverse range of forest, buttongrass and heathland communities.

The Peter Murrell Reserves comprise the Peter Murrell State Reserve (133ha), the Peter Murrell Conservation Area (135ha) and a Public Reserve (9ha). Together, these are referred to as the Peter Murrell Reserves and are considered as one land management unit of 277ha.

The area is popular among locals from the adjoining suburbs of Kingston, Tinderbox and Blackmans Bay. The Reserves include specified zones for horse riding and there are designated tracks for walking, dog walking and cycling. The Huntingfield Pony Club lease 25ha of the Conservation Area, this includes both arena and trail riding areas. See our Activities Map for further details.