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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service community events and activities are held throughout the year in different locations.

Other events are also held in parks and reserves organised by community groups, commercial tourism operators and other organisations.

Please check the Calendar of Events listing below to find out what is happening around the State.

larapuna Community Weekend

We invite you to join us for three days of shared learning, building community and helping conserve this spectacular coastline by removing sea spurge and marine debris.

FRIDAY 13: Meet at Deep Creek campground at 9am, before being transferred to Stumpys Bay and walking back to Deep Creek by 4.30pm.

SATURDAY 14: Meet at St Helens foreshore skate park at 8am for free optional bus to Ansons Bay. Briefing commences at the Ansons Bay old shop at 9am before enjoying either a 6km or 9km walk to larapuna/Eddystone Point. Everyone transferred back to Ansons Bay by 4:30pm, with optional bus back to St Helens by 5:30pm. Optional complimentary dinner at the Bay of Fires Lodge from 4:30-8pm. Please note: If you stay for the dinner you will need to be travelling independently from the bus.

SUNDAY 15: Meet at St Helens foreshore skate park at 8:30am for free optional bus to Ansons Bay. Briefing commences at the Ansons Bay old shop at 9:30am before 6km walk on South Abbotsbury Beach until 3pm, with optional bus back to St Helens by 4pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Each walk will incorporate removing marine debris and sea spurge, and heritage talks from local experts. Please be punctual to the starting times. Distances and end times are approximates only.

Gloves, eye protection and snacks will be provided each day. You will however need to be self sufficient with lunch, water, walking boots, warm clothing and adequate rain/wind protection.

Please be aware that the walks are on a combination of soft sand, rocky headlands and uneven inland tracks. A sound level of fitness is essential. The walks are likely to go ahead regardless of the weather – please be prepared.

There is no private accommodation provided. Public campgrounds are available at Deep Creek and Policemans Point.

You can join 1, 2 or all 3 days, however a booking is essential and places are not guaranteed. RSVP to Sam.Cuff@parks.tas.gov.au or 0400 968 570.