COTA Tasmania and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service have partnered to get older Tasmanians out enjoying our national parks and reserves with their families and friends this summer.

It’s time to Rethink Parks – who is using our national parks, reserves and heritage sites, and what they are using them for.

Tasmania’s national parks are for everyone – not just the fit or young. Many of our park tracks and sites are wheelchair friendly, and can be used for anything from a family picnic or leisurely stroll, to a week-long camping trip or climbing a mountain. Age or mobility are no barriers to getting outdoors!

We’ve put together a brochure with some low-cost ideas about what to do in national parks to get you started. And you may get even more out of it than time with the family and a physical and mental health boost!

WIN WITH #RethinkParks

By taking a photo of yourself or your friends and family enjoying Tasmania’s great outdoors at tagging it with #RethinkParks, you will go into the draw to win one of five annual national parks pass valued at $96 each week until Friday 2 March. You will also go into the draw to win a $50 gift voucher from the Running Edge – the specialists at fitting all types of shoes. Perfect if you want to get a good set of walking shoes!

To win the Running Edge voucher, you just need to
1. Snap it: Take a photo of yourself enjoying one of Tasmania’s national parks. The funner and more age-inclusive, the better!
2. Tag it: Tag your photo with #RethinkParks.
3. Caption it: Leave a caption telling us about your experience and what park you’re in.
4. Like it: Like COTA Tasmania’s Facebook or Instagram page.

The final parks pass winner will be announce Friday 2 March. The competition closes Monday 5 March, with the winner of the Running Edge voucher announced Monday 12 March.

You can find the brochure and #RethinkParks competition flyer on the links below if you would like to print them out yourself. Contact COTA Tasmania on 6231 3265 or email [email protected] if you would like hard copies sent to you.

Get outdoors, get involved, and have a wonderful summer!

Rethink Parks Brochure FINAL

Rethink Parks Flyer

For full campaign details, check out this information sheet:

Rethink Parks Information sheet