Get Outside and have school holiday fun

This January, in partnership with CatholicCare, the Get Outside Program took 15 young people on a walk along the Alum Cliffs. The  Alum Cliff Track has long been a coastal path used by local people. In 1988 it was formally developed as part of Australia’s Bicentennial celebrations. The track, which climbs from Tyndall Beach (adjacent […]

Get Outside School Holiday Walk

The school holidays are sometimes a hard time for young people – especially if you are new to the country and don’t have friends or know where to go to have fun. The Get outside program this January, in partnership with the Migrant Resource Centre organised an event especially for children new to Tasmania. The […]

Wild Talk – Strahan 4th Feb

If you are on Tassie’s west coast in early Feb. you will be most welcome at this Wild Talk on Little Penguins.  Register here.

Back to Cradle for Bill

Bill at Cradle

The highlands of Tasmania are unique and Cradle Mountain in particular holds a very special place in the hearts and memories of almost everyone who has been there. My first time to this magical place was the first of our annual family trips to Waldheim in the mid 1960s. A trip to Cradle Mountain always […]

Beautiful BIRDS Exhibition – Long Gallery Salamanca until 22 Jan.

Catch this exhibition by Belinda Kurczok at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, until 22 January (10am-5pm). It includes 30 original (and stunning) paintings of Tasmanian birds, including endemic & endangered species. They are framed in native Blackwood or Tas Oak. Limited edition archival prints (full size only) of some of the paintings are available. Belinda […]

Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony off to a flying start!

Friends of the Low Head Penguin Colony – L to R: Bruce George (Convenor), Margie Brophy (Exec member), Steve Gordon (President), Jason Orr (Exec. Member), Jo Hart (Secretary), Rex Cassidy (George Town Council and Associate Member), Tim Smith (Exec Member), Jill Holland (Treasurer). Communities Environment Program Friends of the Low Head Penguin Colony were invited […]

FOBIQS – Summer News

“On an isolated peninsula, this historic maritime quarantine station operated from 1884 until 1919, treating immigrants with typhoid and smallpox, and health-checking 9000 WWI troops on their return to Tasmania. There aren’t many buildings left, but there’s copious historical information, enthusiastic volunteer staff, lots of wildlife to see and some lovely walking trails over 322 […]

Wildcare’s Greig Clarke leads the way

The Mt Lorymer – Dial Range working bee is organised by Greig Clarke who is the coordinator for the care and maintenance of tracks through the Dial Range. On the 13th May 2019 Greig was made a life member of the North West Walking Club which he joined in 1994. He has led numerous walks, […]

Maatsuyker Island Day Trip

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island, Wildcare Inc. (FOMI) runs occasional boat trips to Maatsuyker Island to provide support to the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS) Volunteer Caretakers and the island operations. Boat landings are only carried out in late summer/autumn to avoid the key seal breeding period and are permitted by PWS. One day […]