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Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


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Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


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Discovery activities for park visitors at Easter


Tasmanians are urged to get out and explore Tasmania's parks and reserves by joining in a Discovery Ranger activity over the Easter holiday break.

Minister for the Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O"Byrne said the Easter break provides an opportunity to experience the last of the warm weather in Tasmania's 19 national parks and hundreds of reserves.

Discovery Rangers will be based in the far north-west, on the East Coast at Maria Island and at Narawntapu and Mt Field national parks.

At Mt Field National Park one of the more fascinating activities is a spotlight walk that will also take in the glow-worms at Russell Falls.

While Russell Falls is a well-known scenic icon, it's also home to a significant colony of glow-worms. Recent improvements to the viewing platform at Russell Falls were made to help protect the glow-worm colony there and new interpretation signs help visitors to learn about these intriguing creatures.

Discovery Ranger John Bowden will be based at Stanley and activities include spotlight walks, rockpool rambles and looking at shearwaters on the Nut.

Visitors to Maria Island can take in a guided walk to the Fossil Cliffs, learning about the island's historical timeline from its ancient fossils to its various industrial ventures .

Discovery Ranger activities are suitable for all ages. Check the local park for a complete schedule or the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au.