The Kelcey Tier Greenbelt or Reserve consists of 185 hectares of predominantly native bushland with important conservation values, and provides social and recreational opportunities with walking and mountain biking trails, public art and bird watching/twitching. In spring, Kelcey Tier is a great place to see the swift parrot (Lathamus discolor).
Explore the trails and you may be rewarded with views of Devonport and the Mersey River Estuary, or visit Preeatenna the Lizard (Preeatenna is an indigenous term for “Lizard”) or the Peace pole.
The Peace Pole was an action to come from the 2005 Vision of Peace Project – an initiative of the Devonport City Council, the Migrant Resource Centre, and the Devonport Library. Crafted by Ray Barker, this element of the project was made possible with the assistance of Mersey Lions Club and the community.
The peace pole stands as a tribute to all of us that peace is something we should never lose sight of and never take for granted. The message written on the Peace pole in English, Farsi, Japanese and Spanish is: “May Peace prevail on earth”.
See links below for information on the Wildlife and Fauna found in the Kelcey Tier Greenbelt.
It is accessible seven days a week.
Below Images: 2018 Tasmanian State XC Titles.
Image Credit: Grant Viney
How can I get involved?
Find out more about the Kelcey Teir Mountain Bike Club via their facebook page.
If you would like to be involved in activities to help preserve the natural values of this reserve Wildcare Friends of Devonport Reserves have regular meetings. To join the group and find out about their next meeting follow this link.