Active Autumn Amazing Race continues at Tamar Island Wetlands

NATURAL WONDER: Rui Han, discovery ranger Emma Dale, Rebecca Clarke, 11, and Jonathan Clake, 15 Picture: Neil Richardson
NATURAL WONDER: Rui Han, discovery ranger Emma Dale, Rebecca Clarke, 11, and Jonathan Clake, 15 Picture: Neil Richardson

Participants of the Active Autumn Amazing Race turned their attention to the Tamar Island Wetlands on Sunday.

After braving wet and windy conditions at the Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area on Saturday, clearer skies greeted the group for the next stage of the series.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service discovery ranger Emma Dale said it was an opportunity for people of all ages to explore the wetlands while keeping active.

“For me, the wetlands is like an outdoor classroom,” she said.

“It’s really easy for people to engage with what’s around them, because it is such a lovely area.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy the format, so hopefully we will get the same reaction in other places we go.”

Active Autumn Amazing Race

Active Autumn Amazing Race

The Active Autumn Amazing Race series is a collaboration between the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Healthy Tasmania designed to make use of the state’s many parks and reserves.

Teams compete against one another and the clock through a variety of family-friendly activities, with the winners recieving a $200 Anaconda gift voucher.

A $50 voucher will be given to the team with the best costumes.

The event heads south for its next stages, which will include Tolosa Park, Mount Field National Park, Mount Nelson Signal Station and Christopher Johnson Memorial Park.

For more information about the Autumn Active Amazing Race can be found through the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service website.

The next round will be held on April 28.