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
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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.