Media Release: Tasmania’s Tarkine to be feature of new walking trails app

The Bob Brown Foundation’s best-selling guide to takayna / Tarkine is now an app. Launching on Thursday night, Bob Brown will be joined by Australian rugby legend David Pocock, Patagonia Australia’s Shannon Bourke and Stefanie Rieder-Haas, co-Head of CSR with German outdoor company ORTOVOX.

On Thursday 13th August, Bob Brown Foundation are launching the stunning app version of our successful guide to takayna / Tarkine. The new app will give people a guide to explore takayna / Tarkine using their favourite digital device. The online event for the launch starts at 5:30pm.

You can register in advance to take part remotely via Zoom here. 

The app provides maps and detailed route descriptions for some 100 walks, rafting trips and bike rides through the wilds of takayna / Tarkine. Illustrated with photos of the mountains, rivers, coastline and wildlife of this spectacular wilderness, the app allows you to plan a walk, river trip or bike ride ranging from 30 minutes to 7 days.

Our Tarkine Trails app was designed and built by the talented people at Bit League and generously sponsored by ORTOVOX who visited the Tarkine in 2019 from Germany and are supporting our campaign to protect this magnificent area.

The app is available for purchase from the Apple App Store right now and Google Play from Thursday 13th August.

“Our Foundation is campaigning for secure protection of one of the last wild places on Earth, including the largest temperate rainforest in Australia, as a World Heritage-listed National Park and return to Aboriginal ownership.

With the Tarkine Trails app we look forward to introducing more and more people to the delights of takayna / Tarkine as we continue to work for its secure protection from logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage,” said Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager, Jenny Weber.

“Across mountains, down rivers, along coasts, through forests: Tarkine Trails / takayna makuminya, with its splendid photographs and maps, is the definitive guide for adventurers to the Tarkine,” Bob Brown said.


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