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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Background Notes 2b

2b Planning for a safe trip in the outdoors

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Decide where you are going and when. Research what the weather could be like and what you will need to take with you.

For walks, make sure you:

  • tell people your plans and exactly what tracks you intend to follow.
  • tell them when they can expect you back.
  • ensure you have all the safety equipment you will need.
  • remember to boil water – drinking unboiled water may cause a stomach upset.
  • carry all your rubbish back with you.

Tasmania is subject to complicated weather patterns. In most areas rain, sunshine, wind and calm may be experienced in the same day. In the highlands it may change from balmy sunshine to blizzard conditions within minutes. Being properly prepared is the key to enjoyment in the outdoors.

Going Further

Before You Walk - Tasmania's Essential Bushwalking Guide

Our guide to walking safely and softly in Tasmania's wilderness

Why do we have fuel stove only areas?

Our background notes on fuel stove only areas