Forever Vibrant – volunteering during retirement

Friends of Freycinet

Retirement by definition means to leave the workforce behind. However, retirement isn’t just sitting around, or playing bowls. It’s an opportunity to do all those things you may not have had the chance to do while you were busy working or raising a family. Wildcare Friends of Freycient president Jenny Baulis knows first-hand. Volunteering during […]

Looking after Tassie’s Wild Places

Did you know that the Tasmanian Wilderness and World Heritage Area is one of only two properties in the world listed under the World Heritage Convention on the basis of three cultural heritage and four natural heritage criteria? Tasmania’s wild places have world significance. Within one of those places – Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National […]

Notes from a ‘Newbie’

By Nikki Langman My very first introduction to Tasman Island came at an early age; as the daughter of a yachtsman, the significance of this landmark—geographically, navigationally, geologically and historically—was impressed upon me as we circumnavigated its shores on a day when the weather was kind and the sea calm. Later in life I gazed […]


TREASURE HUNT! Win and Clyde Clayton created a simple and welcoming home at Bathurst Harbour in the State’s southwest. Claytons Corner is still a cosy shelter and a meeting hub, which benefits from Friends of Melaleuca’s ongoing care and maintenance. At FoM’s September meeting last year, Chris Creese suggested re-creating a more homely look to […]

Come along to the Low Head Little Penguin Forum

 Photo by Dan Rawlins Are you interested in the plight of Little Penguins and what can be done to protect them? All are welcome to attend the Little Penguin Forum being hosted by Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony. When: June 19th from 1:30pm – 4:30pm Where: George Town Hub – 12 Elizabeth St George […]

A busy year for FoTI

  Read all about it!  Here’s FoTI’s June Newsletter.  Despite Covid there’s been plenty of activity both on and off the island.

Penguin Cradle Trail News

The Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail are achieving great things and you can read all about them in this latest edition of the Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail Newsletter. Spoiler alert – After two and a half years of planning and working bees, the Gunns Plains track re-alignment is complete. The first walkers […]

Friends of Freycinet_May Mayhem working bee

Friends of Freycinet

The May working bee proved to be very productive with up to 9 attendees (at various times during the week) including Jenny and Ralph, Peter, Lorraine, James, Greg, Ros and John, and Jon) contributing to an impressive list of jobs completed. We gathered on Monday to plan the week ahead and were treated to a […]

The world seems much further away …

By Greig Clarke, President, Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail with thanks to Bob, Lambert and Glen. Last Saturday, (22nd May), the Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail working bee, held at Loongana on Saturday (22nd May), focussed on a short section of track from Taylors Flats to the base of Black Bluff. The small […]

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