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City of Hobart - Bush Adventures Program

The City of Hobart's Bush Adventures Program fosters curiosity, wonder and delight for our natural world. COVID update here : https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Events-and-activities/Bush-Adventures

Current Events

Past Events

  • Thursday 20 January 2022
    Did you know that the world's largest flowering plant grows right here in Hobart's Bushland Reserves? The species is a "eucalyptus regnans" and this tree and others like it are essential parts of Hobart Biodiversity. Join us on a discovery walk into the forest of kunanyi/Mt Wellington as we go in search of some of Tassies big trees.
    The Springs, kunanyi/Mt Wellington
  • Saturday 22 January 2022
    Starting its journey in the alpine tarns and streams of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and snaking its way southward towards the Southern Ocean, the River Derwent (timtumili minanya) plays a central role in the landscape and ecology of Hobart (nipaluna). Join us and the team from Roaring 40s kayaking as we take to the water for a unique adventure. This activity, it is not suitable for children under 10 years of age.
    Short Beach (Near Boat Sheds)
  • Thursday 27 January 2022
    Pick up new skills that will help you explore the wilds of Tasmania. Bring a friend and make some new ones as we hike into the wildest country on kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Bring: Sense of adventure, weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle, lunch and a snack for the trail. - Session time - 10 am - 4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
    Big Bend Carpark
  • Saturday 29 January 2022
    Come and discover who lives in tree hollows and why trees are so important, then create a nest box (artificial tree hollow) for local wildlife. Learn all about how to place your nest box in your own backyard for best results or your nest box can be donated to be placed in a local reserve .
    Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022
    Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through the bush, climbing over and under logs, as we search our surroundings for wonders big and small. Along our journey we find a magic spot to lay down a rug and read stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. Any questions please email us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
    Legacy Park (Community Hub)
  • Saturday 12 February 2022
    Join Megan Baynes (Cultural Heritage Officer) for an architectural tour of the heritage listed Dorney House and reserved bushland of Porter Hill. Set atop the gun batteries of Fort Nelson and taking in the panoramic views of the Derwent River and beyond this house is a modernist classic with a fascinating history. LIMITED TO GROUP SIZE OF 12 this tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
    Dorney House, Sandy Bay
  • Tuesday 15 February 2022
    Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through the bush, climbing over and under logs, as we search our surroundings for wonders big and small. Along our journey we find a magic spot to lay down a rug and read stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. Any questions please email us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
    Mt Nelson Signal Station