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
Parks Week - 3 - 9 March 2014
Connect With Nature
Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities. A range of formal and informal events take place across Australia and New Zealand during parks week - there is something for everyone.
Parks Week aims to:
•Highlight and celebrate the important role parks play - across people, communities, and the natural environment;
•Encourage greater use of parks;
•Celebrate the contribution that volunteers make to parks;
•Promote the healthy parks, healthy people message;
•Promote park management agencies and the work they do.
Tasmania is renowned for its magnificent nature and wilderness experiences. Bushwalking opportunities are abundant. The island offers walking experiences for all – from short strolls to challenging wilderness treks. Head out to Tasmania’s picturesque parks and reserves during Parks Week and Connect With Nature.
For a complete guide to bushwalking in Tasmania’s wilderness, click here, the information includes links to useful publications including the 60 Great Short Walks brochure, now also available as an App from the iTunes store.
The Guide to Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves has been released as an iBook and is also available as a PDF.
Summer XC Racing
Meehan Range Nature Conservation Area
Proudly organised by Hobart Wheelers/Dirt Devils Cycling Club
The Hobart Wheelers/Dirt Devils is a cycling club based in and around Hobart. We cater for road cycling, track racing and time trials. Events are listed on our events calendar.
For information about future events please go to www.dirtdevilsmtb.com or
Water Ski Competition - 22 February 2014
Trevally Nature Recreation Area
Proudly organised by Northern Aquatic Club
On Saturday 22 Slalom Skiers, Jump and Trick skiers will gather together from all over Tasmania for the Annual Tournament Tasmania Water Ski event held at Lake Trevallyn.
The event starts at 8.30am with Slalom skiing.
The event caters for novice slalom skiers to advanced and both club members and the public are invited to enter, or
just come along for a look. For more information please contact Damian Causby on 0400 205 552.
For information about the club and future events go to www.facebook.com/slalomski.tas or www.facebook.com/waterskiaustralia
Triathlon South Club Sprint Championship #6 - 23 February 2014
Seven Mile Beach Protected Area
Proudly organised by Triathlon South
Triathlon South is a community-based sporting club established to promote, organise and run triathlon events in southern Tasmania, open to novices and club members. The club is a not for profit organisation, run by an elected Board, with all proceeds from race events re invested to establish a safe, challenging and fun triathlon scene in Southern Tasmania.
For information about the event and future events go to www.triathlonsouth.com.au or www.facebook.com/wix#!/Triathlonsouth
Off Road Triathlon and Aquathon - 25 February 2014
Trevally Nature Recreation Area
Proudly organised by the Launceston Triathlon Club
The Launceston Triathlon Club (LTC) is one of three regional clubs in Tasmania that organise and operate sanctioned triathlon, duathlon and aquathon events. LTC has responsibility for organising sanctioned events in and around the Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmania.
LTC conducts a wide range of events including national, state and local events. LTC’s focus is on promoting active participation and healthy lifestyles. Triathlon is a fast growing participation sport within Australia and globally.
For further details about the club and how to join go to www.launcestontriclub.com or
West to East Quad Bike Ride for Cancer 2014 - 2 March 2014
Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area (Start of Ride)
The West to East Quad Bike Ride for Cancer is an annual seven day cross-country ride that has raised over $100,000 for Cancer Council Tasmania over the last three rides. Travelling from Marrawah to Scamander, about 40 riders from around the state will travel the 1,000 kilometer journey over six nights and seven days, camping and collecting donations along the way.
For further information about the event go to www.facebook.com/Quadbikerideforcancer or to donate go to http://quadbikeride.gofundraise.com.au/cms/home