Tasmanian Volunteering Awards – Nominations Open

Nominations for the Tasmanian Volunteering Awards 2021 are now open! The sixth annual Tasmanian Volunteering Awards are the only state-wide awards program showcasing inspiring stories and recognising excellence in volunteering. After a particularly challenging year for many people, there is no better time to thank, recognise, and acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers, volunteer managers […]

Tamar Island activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2021

World Wetlands Day 2021 celebration changes Every year the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre (TIWC) celebrates World Wetlands Day on 2 February with an all-day event at the wetlands. This year they will celebrate in quite a different way. On 2 February the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will launch a range of activities for visitors […]

Ode to Ben Lomond

One of the beautiful things about spending time in nature is how it brings out creativity. As part of a recent Get Outside Leadership camp with 12 young woman from a refugee background, a collaborative effort produces a beautiful song – not bad for people learning English! Thanks so much to Jodi Alexander for pulling […]

Legges Tor Summit – Ben Lomond national park

12 very cold people recently climbed Legges Tor Summit – Ben Lomond National Park. Now thats a feat!¬† Especially if you have never climbed a mountain before, in fact, if you nave never been bushwalking before in your life. It was freezing cold, despite many layers of clothes, short breaks and many snacks. We had […]

Getting Outside at Snug Falls

Snug Falls is a beautiful¬† short walk just south of Hobart,¬† but it feels a million miles away. When you are new to a country, new to a culture, new to a language, getting outside and enjoying a walk and some sunshine is sometimes too hard to do. The Get Outside program gives newly arrived […]