East Risdon State Reserve

East Risdon State Reserve is an IUCN Category II protected area[1] on the eastern shore of the Derwent River in Clarence City, Hobart, Tasmania. It takes its name from the nearby suburb of Risdon.

East Risdon State Reserve
IUCN category II (national park)
East Risdon State Reserve
Nearest town or cityGeilston Bay
Coordinates42°49′35.6″S 147°19′47.1″E
Established17 March 1971
Area0.8788 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Clarence
Managing authoritiesTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Tasmania

The earliest registration as a protected area was 17 March 1971.,[1] and is currently managed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service[1]

The rare flowering plant Eucalyptus risdonii is endemic to the area, and the endangered Eucalyptus morrisbyi has the smaller of its two remaining native stands within the reserve.[2] Also found in surveys of the reserve have been Black peppermint, Prickly moses, Silver Wattle, Blackwood, Native daphne (var. obcordata), Dolly bush, Common heath, Golden pea, Spreading wattle, grass, Manna Gum or White Gum, and Blue gum[2]

It encompasses Shag Bay[3] and the northern half of Bedlam Walls.[3] It is a site of note to Aboriginal Tasmanians[4]


  1. "Parks and Wildlife Service Reserve Details". Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. Parks and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. "Flora recovery plan: Morrisbys gum (Eucalyptus morrisbyi) 2006-2010" (PDF). Australia Department of Environment and Energy. Australian Government. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. "Popular Trails in Clarence" (PDF). Clarence City Council. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. Paul, McIntyre (22 October 2017). "'A hidden gem': Bedlam Walls walk offers glimpse of Tasmania's Aboriginal heritage". ABC Australia. ABC Australia. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

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