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!

*Please note that the 60 Great Short Walks booklet mentioned in the Rethink Parks brochure is now part of the Visitor Guide for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, which is complementary with the purchase of an Annual or 2-Year Parks Pass, or can be purchased from visitor information centres and Service Tasmania for $4.95. You can find out more on the Parks website:

Rethink Parks Brochure

WIN WITH #RethinkParks

Congratulations to Tania, who won our #RethinkParks competition with the image below, taken at Cradle Mountain, that shows that anyone of any age can get outdoors and enjoy some great company!

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in Rethink Parks. People of all ages can get outdoors to go for a stroll, have a swim, enjoy a picnic or take on a mountain, and it’s even better with friends and family. Colder weather doesn’t mean you can’t get outdoors, just make sure you’re prepared!