Tinderbox Reserve – two trips – sunny and rainy.

Tinderbox Reserve – What a beautiful place – and we got to explore it two days in a row!! Exploring new reserves with people new to Tasmania is a rare treat. Giving people the opportunity to relax whilst in nature and connect to land is a very important process in being able to feel at […]

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 […]

Get Outside and see wildlife at night

Most people who have recently arrived in Tasmania have heard all about our amazing animals – but sadly they don’t get to see them as the animals mostly come out at night. Recently on a trip to Maria Island 15 people got a guided night tour and were lucky to see many animals. . It […]

Painted cliffs – get outside leaders showing off new skills

On day three of the Get Outside leadership camp, the new leaders try out their skills in leading a group for the first time. The leaders introduce themselves and their walk to a group of walkers. They have to point out safety issues to be aware of (eg staying on the track, having a safety […]

Top of the world – Maria Island

13 leaders and 5 staff/volunteers climbed Bishop and Clark on Maria Island recently as part of the annual leadership training event . For most of these people, this was the first time on the island and for most people, the first time they had climbed a mountain. The feeling of accomplishment and sense of pride […]

Team work and leadership skills

How to save a whale – and what great opportunity for team work We were all aware of the recent whale standings on the west coast of Tasmania. We thought it would be better for the whales if we learnt how to save them. Thanks to Ranger Tracey-Ann for explaining why whales strand and what […]

Tasman National Park – so beautiful

In the school holidays the Get Outside Program partners with Catholic Care’s homework group and we go outside. These past holidays we were lucky enough to go to Tasman National Park. We walked to Waterfall Bay on a gorgeous sunny day. We explored the Devils Kitchen, The Blowhole and the Tessellated Pavement. Such an amazing […]


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