Oh it’s so good to GET OUTSIDE – A Bushwalk on Risdon Brook Dam

A walk at Risdon Brook Dam The Get Outside Branch had its first outing since the Corona Virus stopped the excursions in March 2020. The participants on this walk are all studying English at English Languages South at Tas TAFE. They wrote the following recount: “On a foggy day in June, 25 people went outside […]

Caves and a Clear Blue Sky

This month the Get Outside Program took 27 people to Chauncey Vale Reserve on a clear blue sky day in autumn. The walk was quite hard for some people but the views from the cave at the top and the singing were awesome. The walk ended with a meander along the dry creek-bed, listening to […]

Get Outside Monthly Walk

A great day was had by a group of young woman at Mt Field National Park. We enjoyed looking at tall trees and waterfalls. It was a very hot day and we enjoyed the cool of the forest and dipping their toes into the cold water. Thanks to Catholic care for working in partnership to […]

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 […]

Get Outside does a Farm Walk with Forests

17 young people from many nationalities spent the day with some local farmers enjoying a tour of the property. This day was part of the Get Outside that is based on a simple concept. We facilitate nature – based experiences for refugees and new migrants to Tasmania, to connect to place and to each other. […]

Leaders walk to the top of Ben Lomond

Every year the Get Outside Program runs a leadership camp to develop the skills of our emerging leaders. Get Outside leaders provide community access, role models to people in their communities, lead walks or assist us in many of the organising tasks required to take new migrants and refugees out into nature safely. This years […]

Get Outside Goes to the Tasman

The Get Outside Program recently joined another Wildcare Group to check out the Tasmanian Wildlife Fair and explore the Tasman Peninsular It was a great opportunity for Get Outside participants to see what other Wildcare groups are doing around the state – and show them a pathway for them for further volunteering in the future. […]

27 degrees on kunanyi – luckily we were in the shade.

The Get Outside program ran a school holiday walk for seventeen people this week from The Springs to the Octopus Tree via Sphinx Rock on Mount Wellington.Fourteen young people, two workers from Catholic Care and a volunteer came along for the fun. The young people were part of a homework club and this was a […]

10 out of 10 Get Outside

Today we took people from Turkey, Honduras, China, Myanmar, Thailand and England on a walk through tall trees, giant tree ferns and stunning waterfalls. None of these people had been to a national park before and were all very happy to learn about how Tasmanians love their parks. There were good discussions about rubbish in […]


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