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Reserve,Tasmania,Sheffield,Railton

Henry Somersett Orchid Reserve

Henry Somerset Orchid Conservation Area is located on Railton Road, Latrobe. This Reserve was officially opened on 27th November, 1981 and is unique for the pure terrestrial study of orchids.  Reknowned for the diversity of native terrestrial orchids, some of the orchids are listed as rare and endangered species . Moreover, some of the orchids are not only endemic to the state of Tasmania, but to the local area. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes and starts from the carpark off Railton Road. The reserve does not have any public facilities and there are no entry fees to pay.