Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mt Field centenary weekend coming up

THE 100th birthday of Tasmania's oldest national park - Mt Field - will be celebrated this weekend.

The three-day Mt Field centenary program includes guided walks, Discovery Ranger activities and a community barbecue.  On Monday, August 29, there will be the cutting of a special birthday cake by students from Westerway Primary School Wilds and members of the Friends of Mt Field volunteer group.

There will be free entry to all of Tasmania's national parks on the centenary weekend as well as during the upcoming school holiday period from September 24 to October 9.

Saturday, August 27
10am–2.30pm: Guided walks to Russell Falls depart from the visitor centre every 30 minutes – bookings not required.
11am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2pm: Guided Tall Trees walk depart from the Tall Trees car park –bookings not required.
10am–2.30pm: Children’s activities with the Discovery Ranger in the visitor centre.
9am–4pm: Time capsule messages from the students of Westerway Primary School on display in the visitor centre.

Sunday, August 29
10am–2.30pm: Guided walks to Russell Falls depart from the visitor centre every 30 minutes – bookings not required.
11am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2pm: Guided Tall Trees walk depart from the Tall Trees car park –bookings not required.
11.30am to 1.30pm: Community barbecue at the Belcher Hut and Runic Hut – gold coin
donation.
10am–2.30pm: Children’s activities with the Discovery Ranger in the visitor centre.
9am–4pm: Time capsule messages from the students of Westerway Primary School on display in the visitor centre.

Monday, August 29
10.30am: Cutting of Mt Field National Park Birthday Cake by students from Westerway Primary School and members of the Friends of Mt Field

For the full program of national parks centenary events, go to www.parks.tas.gov.au/centenary

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