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Released 11/07/2018

Canberrans are encouraged to get out and explore the region’s many bushwalking trails, and then share their experiences as part of ACT Parks and Conservation’s Winter Walks competition.

“The ACT has some incredible hiking and bushwalking options, and despite what people may think, winter is the perfect time to get out and immerse yourself in the great outdoors,” Director, ACT Parks and Conservation, Daniel Iglesias said.

“We want Canberrans and visitors alike to get out and about in our local reserves this winter. It’s the perfect way to get your 30 minutes of daily exercise and enjoy the many benefits of getting in touch with nature.

“We then want people to share their experiences with a short video or photo, tagging our ACT Parks and Conservation Facebook page (@ACTParks) and Twitter page (@ACT_Parks). The entry that best encapsulates a Winter Walk will win a weekend away at their choice of Namadgi’s home under the stars – Ready-Cut Cottage or Tidbinbilla’s Nil Desperandum, along with an Indigenous cultural experience.

“We also have two annual passes to Tidbinbilla on hand for eye-catching entries deemed worthy enough by our competition judge, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and Environment, Professor Kate Auty.

“There are so many ways people can appreciate our natural assets. You can explore our famous Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve by taking a short stroll on the Cascade trail, or challenge yourself with a hike on the Devil’s Gap trail.

“Visit Namadgi National Park and discover the snow gums of Mt Aggie, view the Bimberi wilderness from the Boboyan trail, or just go for a walk after work in your local reserve.

“A stone throw away from your own backyard there’s the Molonglo River Reserve, the wildlife at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, and Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve where Australia’s only mainland bettongs can be found,” Mr Iglesias said.

ACT Parks and Conservation’s Winter Walks Facebook competition is now open until Wednesday 8 August 2018.

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