Head to the mountain for fun

A PROGRAM of family-friendly events at Mt Field National Park had its start yesterday and continues until February 3. The first few days’ activities are listed below.

The annual Summer Discovery Ranger Program was launched by Environment, Parks and Heritage minister Brian Wightman. “Summer is a wonderful time to get outdoors and celebrate how lucky we are to live in a beautiful, natural place like Tasmania,” Mr Wightman said. “This program offers many opportunities … led by a skilled and passionate team of rangers, who provide a really memorable experience,” he said.

Summer Rangers will be based at 15 parks and reserves across the state, providing a wide range of free programs for all ages. Details are available on the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au

Mt Field National Park discovery activities
Friday, December 30
10.30am: Kids Caper – discover some of the incredible adaptations of Tasmania’s wildlife through fun games and activities. Meet at the visitor centre foyer. Under 12s  must be accompanied by an adult. One hour.
7.30pm: Platypus Prowl – learn how this unique animal lives and thrives here. You may even see a platypus in the nearby streams. Meet at the visitor centre foyer. One hour.

South-West National Park
Saturday, December 31
8am–5pm: Southwest Wilderness – the Discovery Ranger will be visiting the South-West National Park’s popular campsites and lookouts. Campers and day visitors are welcome to come and chat. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring appropriate clothing, footwear, sunscreen, hat and water.

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