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Improved facilities for off-road recreational drivers at Adamsfield

19/02/2015

A new day use shelter providing improved facilities for off-road recreational drivers has been completed at Adamsfield in the Adamsfield Conservation Area, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Mystery of Risso's dolphin strandings continues

11/02/2015

The mystery of multiple strandings of Risso's dolphins on Australia's eastern seaboard continues with another Risso's dolphin being found dead at a remote part of Reidle Bay on Maria Island.More

Volunteer caretakers lend a welcome hand

06/02/2015

Volunteer caretakers at Cape Bruny, the Bruny Island Quarantine Station, Cockle Creek and Melaleuca have all reported bumper visitor numbers during the peak holiday period.More

Events

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service community events and activities are held throughout the year in different locations.

Other events are also held in parks and reserves organised by community groups, commercial tourism operators and other organisations.

Please check the Calendar of Events listing below to find out what is happening around the State. 

Calendar of Events

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Rip Curl West Coast Classic

7 - 9 March 2015, Marrawah

The Rip Curl West Coast Classic is a mobile surfing event held in March at Marrawah and nearby coastal

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areas. It is Tasmania's premier surfing event.  

The Southern Ocean is renowned for producing big swells and each year West Coast Classic surfers find themselves taking on waves from one to six metres in height.    

The event features 14 divisions, from super groms, & under 14s to legends, with the main event being the men's open division & open women's.  

The West Coast Classic event has been contested annually and is celebrating 40 years in 2015.  For further information visit the 'Australian Events' page at www.surfingaustralia.com 
Or visit the Facebook page for event updates
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surfing-Tasmania/209958405706317

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Tasmanian International Arts Festival

March 2015

Calls Across The Island (Dove Lake Boatshed, Henty Dunes, Lake St Clair Jetty, Teds Beach Campground)

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Take a journey into the natural wonderland of Tasmania and listen to the voices of some of the most imperilled creatures on our planet sing out across time.

Calls Across the Island is a series of free outdoor concerts taking place at twilight at eight iconic Tasmanian sites. The audience is immersed in the beauty of sunset, accompanied by Linsey Pollak’s live music. Pollak is an instrument maker and composer who challenges traditional ideas of music. He is a master of live looping, playing and recording in real time during his performance. Multiple layers of music, made from the sounds of various endangered or extinct species, create a delicate and emotive musical performance.

The sounds cry out from the past and ask the audience to reflect on their own place in Tasmania’s future.

Composed by Linsey Pollak.

Audience capacity for this event is limited so registration is essential.

Please register here or call 03 6210 5721.

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