Evercreech Forest Reserve Picnic Area

Waypoint: -41.41542 , 147.97087 GPS: -41.40120 , 147.97292
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Day Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQPets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
Egans Road
Mathinna TAS 7214
Tel: (03)
  • Well maintained picnic area
  • Gas BBQs
  • Interesting forest walks

Driving Directions

Proceed to waypoint on Evercreech Road, turning R onto Egans Road immediately past the junction with Robinson Road. Follow signposts to picnic area. 10km of dirt road.

At over 90-metres high, the magnificent white gums in the Evercreech Forest Reserve are unique. In the 1970s a road was built right up to the base of the tallest tree which to be felled for timber.
Local forester Des Howe realised just how big the tree was. Des Howe ordered the tree not to be cut down and a surveyor was called in to measure that tree and a few others in the area.

After the trees were identified as white gums, the area was declared a reserve and the big trees were saved. Now the area is used for many recreational purposes and along the White Gums walk you can see a memorial made for Des Howe, the man who made this reserve possible through his decision in favour of conservation.
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