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Discover bush tucker cooking 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.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney, 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, in the north-east, at Freycinet, Narawntapu, Cradle and Mt Field national parks, as well as the Tasman Peninsula and Bruny Island with activities running from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April.

At Mt Field National Park, one of the more interesting activities is Bush Tucker Cooks, which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Discovery ranger Sarah Mahoney will take visitors on a bush tucker tour combining native bush tucker with modern cuisine to produce gastronomic delights such as wattle seed damper with baked pepper berry fetta.

Other activities include evening spotlight walks, treasure hunts, rockpool rambles and quiz nights.

Discovery Ranger activities are suitable for all ages. Check your local park for a complete schedule.