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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.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