A Solid Track Start

Friends of Mt Field

The Friends of Mount Field has spent several days working on creating new start to the Marriotts Falls track.  For several years the track commenced just over the Tyenna River off Tyenna Road, but this entailed walking beside a pine plantation for the first 300 metres. Then in 2013 the plantation was logged and the […]

Sign of the Times

  Visitors to Clifton Beach can now learn more about the natural values of the locale, thanks to stylish new signage in the adjoining picnic area. The sign gives information about the three adjoining reserves that make up this conservation area. Clarence City Council Mayor Doug Chipman and Councillor Sharyn Von Bertouch were on hand […]

Care-taking on Bruny Island over summer?

The Quarantine Station Volunteer Caretaker Program on Bruny Island provides opportunities for volunteers to enjoy living on a peninsula extending into Barnes Bay in a heritage listed cottage originally built for the Medical Superintendent in 1884. Volunteer Caretakers will provide a physical presence at the Quarantine Station, open the Station to visitors five days each […]

Clearing Benefits Walkers

This was the third day of track clearing that the Wellington Park Bushcare Group has put in on the Collins Bonnet track. The section from Myrtle Forest Creek up to the plateau below Collins Bonnet has been heavily overgrown for many years, but the group has cleared over 900 metres and has another 250 to […]

Urgent – Volunteer Care Taker and Weather Observer for Bruny Island Required

Are you free in June to live on an island? Are you interested in the weather? Then check out this exciting volunteer position! Volunteer Opportunity Volunteer Caretaker and Weather Observer – CAPE BRUNY Dates Mon 15 – 16 June – Weather Observation training with BOM in Hobart Wed 17 June – Travel to Cape Bruny […]

Visitors Centre Upgrade

With visitor numbers on the rise over the past two years the The Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station (FOBIQS) have been actively improving visitor facilities with the kind support of a National Conservation Grant from Parks & Wildlife via Wildcare – Parks for People.     FOBIQS’s aim is to develop better visitor and […]

Erica the Constant Enemy

There was a possibility that we would work with the Green Army at the Tolosa area, but their supervisor was injured so they were not there. We reverted to our original schedule and headed up to Goat Hills the easy way; in a 4wd driven by Hannah from Glenorchy City Council. The southern section of […]