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.
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 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.
Dogs allowed on lead. Dogs allowed off lead but under effective control on the Perimeter Fire Break Trail only.
Plan your visit
Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.
Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.
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.