Visit Liffey Valley Reserves (Tas)

Last updated 03 Apr 2018 

No camping, pets or firearms

Liffey River Guide & Maps ( 668kb)

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. 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.

Rainforest understorey of Swamp Gum and Messmate, wet sclerophyll forest, Liffey Valley. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
Rainforest understorey of Swamp Gum and Messmate, wet sclerophyll forest, Liffey Valley. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.

In 2013 Liffey River Reserve and Coalmine Creek Reserve were included in a 170,000 hectare expansion of the 1.4 million hectare Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Liffey River Reserve walking track

Nesting Grey-breasted Silvereye feeds its young. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
Nesting Grey-breasted Silvereye feeds its young. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.

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

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.

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.

Take a look around the interpretive walk on our Liffey River Reserve in Tasmania. 

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