Peter Murrell Reserves and Coffee Creek Track Kingston, Huntingfield, Blackmans Bay, Kingborough

Today’s weather

Sunny

29°C Sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Wed 22 Nov 2017
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Experience

Bush

Description

You can walk, ride or cycle for as little or as long as you like through this large reserve. A variety of tracks, catering for different users, criss-cross the sandy terrain, interspersed with small creeks and ponds (see detailed user map). The reserve is well known for its beautiful wildflower display from late winter to summer, including more than 35 orchid species. It’s also rich in birdlife (including a breeding colony of the endangered forty-spotted pardalote) and mammals (potaroos, bettongs, eastern barred bandacoots, Bennetts wallabies and bats). Friends of Peter Murrell Reserves actively care for this reserve. The reserves were named after Peter Murrell, who was appointed as the first director of the PWS when it was established in 1971 as a modern organisation to manage Tasmania’s National Parks , World Heritage Areas and over 400 reserves like this one.

Coffee Creek Track

The reserves can now be accessed directly from Kingston, by using the underpass next to the Algona Roundabout and then by continuing along the council-owned Coffee Creek Track until the Coffee Creek Fire Trail is reached. Ample parking at Howden Road and Huntingfield Avenue. Also Burwood Drive, Scarborough Avenue and Patriarch Drive

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking
Moderate
Cycling
Moderate
Mountain bike riding
Moderate
Horse riding
Moderate
Dogs allowed on lead
Moderate

Facilities

Parking  Lookout 

Safety precautions

Caution - horse riding occurs on this track 

Media box

Map

Photos

  • Peter Murrell Reserve and Coffee Creek Track 1
  • Peter Murrell Reserve and Coffee Creek Track 2
  • Peter Murrell Reserve and Coffee Creek Track 3

Getting there

Peter Murrell Reserves can be accessed from numerous locations. Howden Road and Burwood Drive provide good parking and bases for the track network and other access points includes via Coffee Creek Track in Huntingfield. Coffee Creek Track starts at the Algona Road underpass and links with Peter Murrell Reserves and Huntingfield. See detailed user map.

This track is managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Kingborough Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Parks and Wildlife Service by phone on 1300 135 513 or online. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Kingborough Council by phone on 03 6211 8200 or by email to kc@kingborough.tas.gov.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.