Visit Liffey Valley Reserves (Tas)

No camping, pets or firearms

Liffey River Guide & Maps ( 668kb)

Closed until further notice. In support of Tasmania’s travel restriction and the closure of neighbouring National Parks during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we've closed all visitor access to Liffey River and Oura Oura Reserves. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Our Liffey River and Oura Oura reserves in central-northern Tasmania (near Bracknell) are open to the public for day visits all year round.

Our Liffey Valley reserves provide important foraging habitat for two threatened birds of prey: the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle and the White Goshawk.

Swamp Gum and Messmate, wet sclerophyll forest, Liffey Valley. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
Swamp Gum and Messmate, wet sclerophyll forest, Liffey Valley. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
They also protect endangered Manna Gum Wet Forest, and provide sanctuary for significant species, such as the vulnerable Spotted-tail Quoll and the rare Maidenhair Spleenwort Fern.

Both the Liffey River and Coalmine Creek Reserves are part of the 1.4 million hectare Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Liffey River walking track

This 3.5km trail (which takes about 90 minutes) will lead you to many of the highlights of this reserve. Wander through magical rainforest, open grassland, river flats and forested ridgelines.

Interpretive boardwalk across native grasslands at Liffey River Reserve. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
Interpretive boardwalk across native grasslands at Liffey River Reserve. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
While you enjoy the magnificent views and enchanting forests, keep an eye out for forest birds among the trees, birds of prey soaring in the sky, and Platypus diving in the river.

You could also enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of Pages Creek. The Deans Track walk begins behind the house at Oura Oura on Bush Heritage land but then crosses over into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

This 6 to 8 hour return walk is for experienced bushwalkers, as it involves steep inclines and sections of rock climbing. Please be well prepared and seek more information from the Bushwalk Tasmania website.