Savage River National Park

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Savage River National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Savage River National Park is located in Tasmania
Savage River National Park
Savage River National Park
State Tasmania
Nearest town or city Savage River
Coordinates 41°21′14″S 145°24′33″E / 41.35389°S 145.40917°E / -41.35389; 145.40917Coordinates: 41°21′14″S 145°24′33″E / 41.35389°S 145.40917°E / -41.35389; 145.40917
Area 179.8 km2 (69.4 sq mi)
Established 1999
Managing authorities Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site Savage River National Park

Savage River is a national park in Tasmania (Australia), 233 km northwest of Hobart. It is the largest undisturbed area of temperate rainforest in Australia.

The Savage River National Park was created as part of the Regional Forestry Agreement in 1999 to allow natural processes to continue undisturbed, consequently visitors will find there are no recreational facilities or developments inside the reserve. The reserve is approximately 5% of the greater Tarkine area, and is a habitat rich in tiger snakes and very heavily leech infested.

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