This week on talk travel we look at the Discovery Rangers program in our states Parks and Wildlife areas with Ranger Emily Pressnell.
Tasmania’s award-winning Discovery Rangers will be out in force this
summer reacquainting locals and visitors with the wonders of the natural
Discovery Days in towns across the state will be complemented by a
range of activities in national parks and reserves from 27 December to
29 January. Guided walks, evening talks, games for children and
activities highlighting Tasmania’s unique landscape and native animals
are free of charge and open to the entire community.
Now in its 39 th year, the Summer Discovery Ranger Program has
expanded to incorporate assistance from Mandarin speaking rangers at
Freycinet, Mt Field, Maria Island and Cradle Mountain and three
indigenous Tasmanians who will present the rich Aboriginal heritage to
parks and reserve visitors.
Discovery Days will be held at Triabunna from 10.30am to 1.30pm on 6
January, the Maydena RSL from 10am to 2pm on 11 January, the
Dunalley Hall from 11am to 2pm on 12 January, and the Adventure Bay
Hall, Bruny Island, from 11am to 2pm on 13 January.
As well, a variety of Discovery Ranger activities will be held at Freycinet,
Bicheno, Maria Island, Triabunna, Tasman Peninsula, Forestier
Peninsula, Bruny Island, Coningham and Mount Field.
Dates and times for these popular events will be posted on local
parks/reserves and community noticeboards and on the Tasmania Parks
and Wildlife Service website www.parks.tas.gov.au/discoveryrangers