Long Point, on Tasmania's East Coast is a wetland of international importance. Central and integral to the lagoon is a stunning, privately owned, 386 ha peninsular, Long Point, extending into the water and enclosing quiet bays.

A map of Long Point Long Point is a complex habitat of fragile, low-lying salt marshes, coastal grasslands and ancient sand dunes supporting coastal woodlands. These ecosystems and a labyrinth of pools, channels and waterholes are ecologically important. This environment is ideal breeding and feeding ground and a critical summer habitat for migratory water birds from all over the world. These include the endangered eastern curlew and the rare fairy tern.

Long Point TLC permanent reserve

Bird life at Long Point

Eastern Curlew

The eastern curlew is the largest of the world's wading birds. They breed in Siberia and fly to intertidal wetlands in Australia to feed during our summer. Red-necked stint, the whimbrel and bar tailed godwit make similarly remarkable journeys and can be found on the shores and wetlands of Long Point.

For assistance in establishing the reserve, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy extends thanks to:

  • John and Jane Cottoaustgov-initiative-stacked1.jpgn, the previous land owners who made the project possible;
  • over100 members of the public who donated funds and volunteered time and expertise and;
  • the Australian Government's National Reserve System Program

 The National Reserve System — Australia's most secure way of protecting native habitat.