Area: 287 ha
Location: 55km SW of Launceston
Traditional Owners: Tasmanian Aboriginal people
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Our presence in the Liffey Valley comprises 4 reserves: Liffey River, Coalmine Creek, Dry's Bluff and Oura Oura. In 2013 Liffey River and Coalmine Creek were included in a 170,000 hectare expansion of the 1.4 million hectare Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
If you were a Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle riding the air currents high above Liffey Valley Reserves, you'd have a spectacular view of towering mountain plateaus, tumbling rivers and sweeping valley plains.
From the giddy heights of Dry's Bluff, 1200 metres above sea level, you could swoop down over the top of an almost vertical cliff face, plunging 800 metres straight down to the fertile valley floor.
Flying over Pages Creek, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a Spotted-tail Quoll, or Platypuses searching for food.
And crossing the valley floor you would see a rich mosaic of ecosystems, including lush temperate rainforest, with its attendant Gondwanan tree species of Myrtle Beech and Sassafras.
Oh, and if you were a Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle, you'd be very special. There are estimated to be fewer than 250 breeding pairs left in the world, making places like the Liffey Valley extremely important if these eagles are to survive into the future.
All this has been protected thanks to the generosity of our supporters.
What the reserves protect
Liffey Valley Reserves provide important foraging habitat for two threatened birds of prey, the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle (nationally endangered) and the White Goshawk (endangered in Tasmania). These significant species and communities are also found:
Animals: Tasmanian Devil (nationally endangered), Spotted-tail Quoll (nationally vulnerable), Southern Brown Bandicoot
Plants: Maidenhair Spleenwort (vulnerable), Prickly Beauty, Rayless Starwort (rare), Silver Banksia, Ground Clematis.
Vegetation communities: White (Manna) Gum wet forest (endangered in Tasmania), Myrtle Beech–Sassafras rainforest, Stringybark dry forest, Stringybark forest with broad-leaf shrubs, Lowland grassy sedgeland.