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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

St Columba Falls State Reserve

Introduction

St Columba Falls State Reserve (295 ha), where the cascading waters of St Columba Falls plunge nearly 90 m from the Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River. The catchment area of over 4 000 ha guarantees a continuous flow of water down the granite cliff face.

The falls can be viewed from the carpark and a short walking track provides easy access, through a forest of tree ferns, sassafras and myrtle, to a viewing platform.

The intake bridge of a disused water race is located just off the approach road to the falls. It marks the starting point of a 45 km channel, constructed in the early 1930s to supply water for tin mining near St Helens. The intake pipes can still be seen on the northern side of the bridge.