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City of Hobart - Bush Adventures Program

We are thrilled to invite you and your children to explore the wonders of nature in our beautiful bushland reserves this summer.
Our mission is to nurture your child's natural curiosity and love for Hobart’s bushland Reserves and to foster a deep appreciation for the natural world around them.

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2024 Fungi Foray at Fern Tree (7-10), April 18

Thursday 18 April 2024
In a Fern Glade near you lies a world waiting to be discovered! Come and discover nature's great recyclers! With shapes and colours that will amaze and delight. Join our experienced leaders for an eye-opening discovery walk all about fungi. These discovery walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature, explore some gems of Hobart's Bushland Rerserves while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
Fern Tree Park
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2024 Where Our Wild Things Are, (All ages), April 18

Thursday 18 April 2024
Join our experienced guide on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s exceptional bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sunset. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Nature Quest (Family, all ages), April 23

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Nature is full of treasures that come in all colours, shapes, textures, and scents. Join us for a nature-based scavenger hunt at the delightful Waterworks Reserve. This unique reserve, home to all sorts of life and treats, is tucked away only minutes from the CBD. You'll need all your senses as you look, sniff, and hear your way to a deeper awareness of nature's wonders. How many treasures will you find?
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Nature Journal Workshop (All ages) April 24

Wednesday 24 April 2024
Get ready to combine your inner artist and naturalist as we take a guided walk and create our very own Nature Journal, ready to be filled by a summer of outdoor adventures. Discover hidden treasures, from vibrant wildflowers to curious creatures, and let your creativity bloom as you capture the magic of nature on paper. Don't miss this chance to connect with the environment and express your artistic side. We can't wait to see you there!
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Campfire and Damper cook-up (7-10 yrs), April 17

Wednesday 17 April 2024
Get ready for an unforgettable bush adventure. We'll venture off the beaten path to a hidden cave and unlock the secrets of campfire cooking. Join us as we learn the art of safely preparing and using campfires and become skilled in the magical practice of cooking delicious damper over hot coals.
Site 9 , Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Cave side campfire and marshmallows (5-7 yrs) April 17

Wednesday 17 April 2024
Get ready for an unforgettable bush adventure where we'll venture off the beaten path to a hidden cave and share some stories around the campfire with marshmallows. Join us as we learn all about fire's role in keeping the bush healthy and become skilled in campfire safety.
Site 9 , Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Flora the Explorer Bush Adventure (2-5 yrs) April 16

Tuesday 16 April 2024
Join us for a mini adventure at Knocklofty Reserve. Get ready for a magical experience filled with wonder and discovery. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature and nurture your child's love for the great outdoors. Secure your spot today and let the adventure begin! (Children must be accompanied by an adult. Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge.)
Knocklofty Reserve
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2024 Waterbug Wonderland (7 -10 yrs.), April 15

Monday 15 April 2024
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Hobart Rivulet (Hobart Linear Park)
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2024 Platypus Puggles (5-7 yrs), April 15

Monday 15 April 2024
Not all of our native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs, or managed to survive in a waterway that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web-footed, duck-billed, egg-laying platypus and it lives right here in the city! Join us with a sense of adventure as we learn all about these amazing monotremes and go on a search for these elusive creatures.
Hobart Rivulet, (Hobart Linear Park)
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2024 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Mar 26

Tuesday 26 March 2024
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Mar 19

Tuesday 19 March 2024
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Mar 12

Tuesday 12 March 2024
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Mar 5

Tuesday 5 March 2024
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 )
Lambert Gully (Meet at park entrance at end of Lambert Avenue)
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2024 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 27

Tuesday 27 February 2024
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 )
Ancanthe Park (meet near Lady Franklin Gallery)
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2024 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 20

Tuesday 20 February 2024
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve (Carpark at end of Forest Rd)
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2024 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 13

Tuesday 13 February 2024
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Plant Press Workshop (All ages) Jan 23

Tuesday 13 February 2024
Calling all young nature enthusiasts! Join us for an exciting Plant Press Workshop at Hobart's Waterworks Reserve. Explore the wonders of our local flora in a hands-on, educational adventure. In this fun-filled event, kids will learn the art of plant collection and preservation, just like real botanists. Armed with their very own plant press, participants will embark on a journey to gather, press, and preserve beautiful specimens.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Rockpool Ramble (5-7 yrs.), Jan 25

Thursday 25 January 2024
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is an extraordinary world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear-welding anemones, and search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rock pools of the River Derwent. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) , Sandy Bay
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2024 Flora the Explorer Nature Creations (2-5 yrs) Jan 25

Thursday 25 January 2024
Calling all creative explorers. Who lives amongst the gumtrees? Who’s that hiding beneath the bark? Did you hear that sound? Come for a wander and get creative with natural materials as we explore the bush and discover creatures that call the bush home. (Out of age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Toy Theatre Show: 'The Hollow Heart' (5-7 yrs) Jan 24

Wednesday 24 January 2024
Prepare to be spellbound by the captivating story of the tree with a Hollow Heart! Will the enchanting magic of birds come to the rescue and heal this mystical tree? Get ready for a thrilling 30-minute toy theatre show that will transport you into a world of wonder and imagination. Sensory Bush Wander: Embark on a sensory-filled journey through the lush and enchanting bush, where you'll discover the secrets of nature with all your senses. Create Your Own Bush Puppets: Unleash your creativity and craft your very own bush puppets, inspired by the characters from the magical tale. Presented by Dr. Sue Stack, artist, educator, and performer passionate about encouraging students to find and tell their own stories and Moran Wiesel, eco-therapist and performer who loves playing outdoors – especially with kids! (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Waterbug Wonderland (5-7 yrs.), Jan 23

Tuesday 23 January 2024
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Dancing with Birds (7-10yrs.) Jan 18

Thursday 18 January 2024
An adventure of Movement, Fun, and Nature's Artistry Are you ready to let loose and groove to the rhythms of the natural world? Join environmental educator and dance maestro, Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga of, as we spread our wings and shake our tail feathers with some inspiration from our fine feathered friends. This workshop is your chance to connect with nature through dance, with a morning filled with laughter, creativity, and unforgettable memories. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Rockpool Ramble (All Ages.), Jan 18

Thursday 18 January 2024
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is an extraordinary world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear-welding anemones, and search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the River Derwent.
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) , Sandy Bay
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2024 Waterbug Wonderland (7 -10 yrs.), Jan 17

Wednesday 17 January 2024
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Ancanthe Park
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2024 Animalia - Nature Games (5-7 yrs), Jan 17

Wednesday 17 January 2024
Dear explorers and curious kids, Join us at Ancanthe Park for some fun nature games as we explore the bush through the eyes, ears, and movements of some of our favourite native animals. Animalia - Nature Games is an interactive outdoor activity that introduces young children to the unique and diverse wildlife found in Hobart's Bushland Reserves. (Out-of-age siblings can attend for free)
Ancanthe Park
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2024 Magic Soil & Mud Pies (5-7yrs.) Jan 16

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Alchemy is alive and well in Hobart's Reserves, and instead of gold, we're making MUD, glorious MUD! Come make magic moments and marvelous mosaics with us as we combine two of life's essential elements, earth, and water to make the elixir of play that is mud. Brings some old clothes, gumboots and be ready to learn the secrets of soil and get dirty too!
Site 7, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Flora the Explorer Bush Adventure (2-5 yrs) Jan 16

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Join us for a mini adventure at Fern Tree Park. We'll traverse the stunning waterways, passing giant trees, frond filled ferns and tiny lichens whist creating lasting memories with our little explorers. Get ready for a magical experience filled with wonder and discovery. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature and nurture your child's love for the great outdoors. Secure your spot today and let the adventure begin! (Children must be accompanied by an adult. Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge.)
Fern Tree Park
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2024 Rockpool Ramble (5-7 yrs.), Jan 11

Thursday 11 January 2024
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is an extraordinary world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear-welding anemones, and search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rock pools of the River Derwent. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) , Sandy Bay
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2024 Nature Journal Workshop (All ages) Jan 11

Thursday 11 January 2024
Get ready to combine your inner artist and naturalist as we take a guided walk and create our very own Nature Journal, ready to be filled by a summer of outdoor adventures. Discover hidden treasures, from vibrant wildflowers to curious creatures, and let your creativity bloom as you capture the magic of nature on paper. Don't miss this chance to connect with the environment and express your artistic side. We can't wait to see you there!
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Rockpool Ramble (7-10 yrs.), Jan 10

Wednesday 10 January 2024
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is an extraordinary world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear-welding anemones, and search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the timtumili minanya/River Derwent. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) , Sandy Bay
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2024 Dancing with Birds (5-7yrs.) Jan 10

Wednesday 10 January 2024
A Morning of Movement, Fun, and Nature's Artistry as we learn about some of Hobart's bushland birds. Are you ready to let loose and groove to the rhythms of the natural world? Join environmental educator and dance maestro, Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga of, as we spread our wings and shake our tail feathers with some inspiration from our fine feathered friends. This workshop is your chance to connect with nature through dance, with a morning filled with laughter, creativity, and unforgettable memories. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2024 Rockpool Ramble (2-5yrs.), Jan 9

Tuesday 9 January 2024
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is an extraordinary world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear-welding anemones, and search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the timtumili minanya/River Derwent. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) ,
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2024 Platypus Puggles (5-7 yrs), Jan 9

Tuesday 9 January 2024
Not all of our native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs, or managed to survive in a waterway that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web-footed, duck-billed, egg-laying platypus and it lives right here in the city! Join us with a sense of adventure as we learn all about these amazing monotremes and go on a search for these elusive creatures.
Hobart Rivulet, (Hobart Linear Park)
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2023 Bush Stories Christmas Special (2-5 yrs), Dec 12

Tuesday 12 December 2023
Join us for a special morning in the outdoors to celebrate the last Bush Stories of 2023! As well as our usual Bush Stories fun and adventures we will create Christmas nature craft for you to take home, and finish with a Christmas picnic. Please bring a plate of food to share. (No Nuts) Any questions please email us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au (Children must be accompanied by an adult )
Site 1
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 28

Tuesday 28 November 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour, (Adults) Sat 25 Nov 2023

Saturday 25 November 2023
Join Megan Baynes (Senior Advisor - Urban Design ) for a natural and cultural tour of the heritage-listed Dorney House and the 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 A GROUP SIZE OF 25. This tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
Dorney House, Sandy Bay
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 21

Tuesday 21 November 2023
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
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 14

Tuesday 14 November 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 7

Tuesday 7 November 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Oct 31

Tuesday 31 October 2023
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 )
Ancanthe Park
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Oct 24

Tuesday 24 October 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland (7 -10 yrs.), Fri 13 Oct 2023

Friday 13 October 2023
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Detectives- Tracks and Scats (5-7 yrs), Wed 11 Oct 2023

Wednesday 11 October 2023
If the bush is full of life, with wallabies, bandicoots, owls, and more, why can't we see them? Where are all the animals? How can we know they're here? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we put on our bush detective caps and follow the clues to see if we can find the secret signs that animals leave behind. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Flora the Explorer Bush Adventure (2-5 yrs), Wed 11 Oct 2023

Wednesday 11 October 2023
Join us for a mini adventure at Waterworks Reserve. We'll traverse the stunning waterways, passing giant trees, frond filled ferns and tiny lichens whist creating lasting memories with our little explorers. Get ready for a magical experience filled with wonder and discovery. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature and nurture your child's love for the great outdoors. Secure your spot today and let the adventure begin! (Children must be accompanied by an adult )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Habitat Heroes (Family, all ages), Tue 10 Oct 2023

Tuesday 10 October 2023
Explore the Magic of Hobart's Grasslands! Join us for an adventure where we'll delve deep into the mysteries of critically endangered grasslands and the secrets they hold! Prepare to be amazed as we unravel the science behind rejuvenating these precious ecosystems. From fire to habitat logs, restoring our native grassy woodlands is a game changer for our furry and feathered friends and the plants that sustain them. Let's ignite the spark of adventure and conservation together. See you there!
Upper Summit Car Park
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Platypus Protectors - (7 -10 yrs.), Mon 9 Oct 2023

Monday 9 October 2023
Join us on a waterside wander along the Hobart Rivulet and learn what you can do to help understand and care for these unique creatures. With its unique combination of a duck bill, a beaver's tail, and the ability to lay eggs, Platypuses (not platypi!!) are a true marvel of nature. We'll delve into their unique behaviours and habits, uncovering the intricacies of their feeding, nesting, and social interactions. From their incredible ability to locate prey through electroreception to their skillful burrow-building prowess, every aspect of their existence is a testament to their evolutionary prowess. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Hobart Linear Park (Hobart Rivulet)
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Where Our Wild Things Are, (All ages), Fri 6 Oct 2023

Friday 6 October 2023
Join our experienced guide on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s exceptional bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sunset. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Pollinator Hotel Workshop (Family, all ages), Fri 6 Oct 2023

Friday 6 October 2023
Calling all wood-bee architects looking for a buzz-tastic adventure into the world of native bees and pollinators! Native bees and wasps are some of the unsung heroes in our environment. This spring, we invite you to join us for a fun-filled workshop as we discover the incredible world of our tiny, winged friends and how important they are in the web of life. Learn how to create homes for our pollinator pals, then take your pollinator hotel home and watch them become a buzzing hotspot for our tiny heroes!
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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The Hollow Heart -Toy Theatre Show (5-7 yrs), Wed 4 Oct 2023

Wednesday 4 October 2023
Prepare to be spellbound by the captivating story of the tree with a Hollow Heart! Will the enchanting magic of birds come to the rescue and heal this mystical tree? Get ready for a thrilling 30-minute toy theatre show that will transport you into a world of wonder and imagination. Sensory Bush Wander: Embark on a sensory-filled journey through the lush and enchanting bush, where you'll discover the secrets of nature with all your senses. Create Your Own Bush Puppets: Unleash your creativity and craft your very own bush puppets, inspired by the characters from the magical tale. Presented by Dr. Sue Stack, artist, educator, and performer passionate about encouraging students to find and tell their own stories and Moran Wiesel, eco-therapist and performer who loves playing outdoors – especially with kids! (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - (5 -7 yrs.), Wed 4Oct 2023

Wednesday 4 October 2023
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills, and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dancing with birds (2-5 yrs.) Tue 3 Oct, 2023

Tuesday 3 October 2023
A Morning of Movement, Fun, and Nature's Artistry Are you ready to let loose and groove to the rhythms of the natural world? Join environmental educator and dance maestro, Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga of, as we spread our wings and shake our tail feathers with some inspiration from our fine feathered friends. This workshop is your chance to connect with nature through dance, with a morning filled with laughter, creativity, and unforgettable memories. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dancing with birds (5-7yrs.) Mon 2 Oct, 2023

Monday 2 October 2023
A Morning of Movement, Fun, and Nature's Artistry Are you ready to let loose and groove to the rhythms of the natural world? Join environmental educator and dance maestro, Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga of, as we spread our wings and shake our tail feathers with some inspiration from our fine feathered friends. This workshop is your chance to connect with nature through dance, with a morning filled with laughter, creativity, and unforgettable memories. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Sept 13

Wednesday 13 September 2023
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 )
Ancanthe Park
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Sept 12

Tuesday 12 September 2023
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 )
Ancanthe Park
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Sept 5

Tuesday 5 September 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Aug 30

Wednesday 30 August 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Aug 29

Tuesday 29 August 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Aug 23

Wednesday 23 August 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Aug 22

Tuesday 22 August 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Aug 16

Wednesday 16 August 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Huts of kunanyi/Mt Wellington Guided Walk - (Adults).

Saturday 12 August 2023
Embark on an unforgettable hiking adventure along some of the most iconic tracks of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, where you'll discover breathtaking vistas, fascinating geological formations, and unique plant and animal species, all led by our experienced guide. See the event page for more information.
The Springs, Wellington Park.
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Aug 9

Wednesday 9 August 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Aug 2

Wednesday 2 August 2023
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 )
Ancanthe Park
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), July 26

Wednesday 26 July 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are, (All ages), 21/7/23

Friday 21 July 2023
Join our experienced guide on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s exceptional bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sunset. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Platypus Protectors - (7 -10 yrs.), 21/7/23

Friday 21 July 2023
Join us on a waterside wander along the Hobart Rivulet and learn what you can do to help understand and care for these unique creatures. With its unique combination of a duck bill, a beaver's tail, and the ability to lay eggs, Platypuses (not platypi!!) are a true marvel of nature. We'll delve into their unique behaviours and habits, uncovering the intricacies of their feeding, nesting, and social interactions. From their incredible ability to locate prey through electroreception to their skillful burrow-building prowess, every aspect of their existence is a testament to their evolutionary prowess. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Hobart Linear Park (Hobart Rivulet)
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Cave side campfire and marshmallows (5-7 yrs) 11/7/23

Thursday 20 July 2023
POSTPONED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER .Get ready for an unforgettable bush adventure where we'll venture off the beaten path to a hidden cave and share some stories around the campfire with marshmallows. Join us as we learn all about fire's role in keeping the bush healthy and become skilled in campfire safety.
Site 9 , Waterworks Reserve
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Campfire and Damper cook-up (7-10 yrs), 20/7/23

Thursday 20 July 2023
Get ready for an unforgettable bush adventure where we'll venture off the beaten path to a hidden cave and unlock the secrets of campfire cooking. Join us as we learn the art of safely preparing and using campfires and become skilled in the magical practice of cooking delicious damper over hot coals.
Site 9 , Waterworks Reserve
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Mammal magic, nature games (5-7 yrs), 19/7/23

Wednesday 19 July 2023
Calling all young nature enthusiasts, join us for a fun-filled adventure as we explore the wonders of Tasmania's unique mammals. Learn about their special adaptations, habitats, and conservation efforts to protect these remarkable creatures. With exciting activities, games, and the chance to spot these incredible mammals in their natural habitat, this is an experience you won't want to miss! Unleash your inner wildlife explorer and join us on this unforgettable journey into the wilds of Hobarts Bushland Reserves. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are, Bush Kids Special (2-5 yrs),

Friday 14 July 2023
This is a special night walk for little ones. Just before bedtime the bushland comes alive with fascinating creatures just waiting to be discovered! Hear their calls, see their homes, and learn handy hints for spotting these elusive nocturnal animals. Our knowledgeable guides will share secrets and tips for observing these creatures respectfully. Bring: A torch and warm clothes.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - (5 -7 yrs.), 17/7/23

Monday 17 July 2023
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills, and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Detectives- Tracks and Scats (5-7 yrs), 14/7/23

Friday 14 July 2023
If the bush is full of life, with wallabies, bandicoots, owls, and more, why can't we see them? Where are all the animals? How can we know they're here? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we put on our bush detective caps and follow the clues to see if we can find the secret signs that animals leave behind. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - (7 -10 yrs.), 12/7/23

Wednesday 12 July 2023
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Flora the Explorer little Bush Adventure (2-5 yrs), 10/7/23

Monday 10 July 2023
Join us for a mini adventure along the historic pipeline track, leading us to the beautiful Silver Falls. We'll traverse the scenic pipeline track, passing giant trees and ancient and creating lasting memories with our little explorers. Get ready for a magical experience filled with wonder, discovery, and cascading waterfalls. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature and nurture your child's love for the great outdoors. Secure your spot today and let the adventure begin! (Children must be accompanied by an adult )
Fern Tree Park
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour, (Adults) July 8. 2023

Saturday 8 July 2023
Join Megan Baynes (Senior Advisor - Urban Design ) for a natural and cultural tour of the heritage-listed Dorney House and the 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 A GROUP SIZE OF 25. This tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
Dorney House, Sandy Bay
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Platypus Puggles (Family - all ages) 8/7/23

Saturday 8 July 2023
Not all native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs or managed to survive in a waterway that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web-footed, duck-billed, egg-laying platypus and it lives right here in the city! Join us with your sense of adventure as we learn all about these amazing monotremes and go on a search for these elusive creatures.
Hobart Rivulet, Linear Park
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 30 (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 30 May 2023
Please contact us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au if you are interested in booking into a Bush Stories Activity. 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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 25 (CANCELLED)

Thursday 25 May 2023
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
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 23

Tuesday 23 May 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 18 (CANCELLED)

Thursday 18 May 2023
Bookings for this event have closed. If you are interested in attending Thursday sessions please email us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au      Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. (Children must be accompanied by an adult )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 16

Tuesday 16 May 2023
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 )
Cascade Gardens
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 11

Thursday 11 May 2023
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 )
Ancanthe Park
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 9

Tuesday 9 May 2023
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 )
Lambert Gully Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 4

Thursday 4 May 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 2

Tuesday 2 May 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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kunanyi/Mt Wellington Guided Walk - (Adults), April 22, 2023

Saturday 22 April 2023
Embark on an unforgettable hiking adventure along some of the most iconic tracks of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, where you'll discover breathtaking vistas, fascinating geological formations, and unique plant and animal species, all led by our experienced guide. See the event page for more information.
The Springs, Wellington Park.
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Where Our Wild Things Are, (All ages) April 21, 2023

Friday 21 April 2023
Join our experienced guide on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s exceptional bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sunset. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories & Nature Creations (2-5 yrs), April 21, 2023

Friday 21 April 2023
Bush Stories is all about connecting preschool kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. This extended session will combine the usual exploring and stories with an opportunity to get creative and make some nature-inspired art with Lilly and Jaymee. 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, unique plants, and other tales of our natural world. If you have any questions, please email us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - (7 -10 yrs.), April 20, 2023

Thursday 20 April 2023
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Nature Scavenger Hunt (Family, all ages), April 19, 2023

Wednesday 19 April 2023
Nature is full of treasures that come in all colours, shapes, textures, and scents. Join us for a nature-based scavenger hunt at the delightful Waterworks Reserve.. This unique reserve, home to all sorts of life and treats, is tucked away only minutes from the CBD. You'll need all your senses as you look, sniff, and hear your way to a deeper awareness of nature's wonders. How many treasures will you find?
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are, (All ages) Apri14, 2023

Friday 14 April 2023
Join our experienced guide on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s exceptional bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sunset. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Nature Wonder Walk (7-10 yrs), April 13, 2023

Thursday 13 April 2023
Get outside and get active these holidays with a guided walk in the forests of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Bring a friend or make new ones along the way as we journey to lookouts, bush cabins, secret caves, and giant trees. Join our experienced leaders for an eye-opening, brain-boosting discovery walk through one of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. This walk is a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
The Springs, Pinnacle Rd
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Fungi Fun at Fern Tree (5-7 years, April 13, 2023

Thursday 13 April 2023
In a Fern Glade near you lies a world waiting to be discovered! Come and discover nature's great recyclers! With shapes and colours that will amaze and delight, fungi help the earth thrive by breaking down things that are no longer alive. Join our experienced leaders for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk all about fungi. These discovery walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
Fern Tree Park
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Bush Bingo (7-10 yrs) April 12, 2023

Wednesday 12 April 2023
Can you find all the treasures as you follow your nose and unravel the clues? Grab your friends and get ready for a wild adventure as we explore the wonders of Waterworks Reserve on a hunt for natural treasures. Who’ll be the first to call BUSH BINGO? Bush Bingo is an interactive game that helps kids get outside, get active, and explore the natural world.  Feeling creative, love a chance to dress up? Come dressed as your favourite Tasmanian animal. Wear a mask, don a cape, or create what you can!  (This part is optional).
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Animalia - Nature Games (5-7 yrs), April 12, 2023

Wednesday 12 April 2023
Dear explorers and curious kids, Have you ever imagined what it's like to roam the wild surrounded by all kinds of amazing creatures, like the Tassie devil of a cheeky echidna? Could you outrun a wombat or jump higher than a wallaby? What about finding food like an echidna or having the eyes of an eagle? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we explore the bush through the eyes, ears, and movements of some of our favourite native animals. Animalia - Nature Games is an interactive outdoor activity that introduces young children to the unique and diverse wildlife found in Hobarts Bushland Reserves. (Out-of-age siblings can attend for free)
Site 9, Waterworks Rd
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), April 4

Tuesday 4 April 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 28

Tuesday 28 March 2023
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
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 21

Tuesday 21 March 2023
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 )
Wellington Park
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 14

Tuesday 14 March 2023
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 )
Lambert Park
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2023 Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 7

Tuesday 7 March 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour, (Adults) March 4. 2023

Saturday 4 March 2023
Join Megan Baynes (Senior Advisor - Urban Design ) for a natural and cultural tour of the heritage-listed Dorney House and the 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 A GROUP SIZE OF 25. This tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
Dorney House, Sandy Bay
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 1, 2023

Wednesday 1 March 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve,
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 28, 2023

Tuesday 28 February 2023
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 )
Ancanthe Park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 22, 2023

Wednesday 22 February 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 21, 2023

Tuesday 21 February 2023
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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 15, 2023

Wednesday 15 February 2023
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 )
Ancanthe Park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 14, 2023

Tuesday 14 February 2023
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 )
Tolmans Hill park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 8, 2023

Wednesday 8 February 2023
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 )
Tolmans Hill Park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 7, 2023

Tuesday 7 February 2023
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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour, (Adults) Feb 4, 2023

Saturday 4 February 2023
Join Megan Baynes (Cultural Heritage) for a natural and cultural tour of the heritage-listed Dorney House and the 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 A GROUP SIZE OF 20. This tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
Dorney House, Sandy Bay
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Animalia - Nature Games (5-7 yrs), Feb 2, 2022

Thursday 2 February 2023
Could you outrun a wombat or jump higher than a wallaby? Ever wondered how an echidna finds its food? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we explore the bush through the eyes, ears, and movements of some of our favourite native animals. (Out of age siblings can attend free)
Site 9, Waterworks Rd
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Rockpool Ramble (7-10 yrs.), Feb 1, 2023

Wednesday 1 February 2023
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is an extraordinary world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear-welding anemones, and search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the River Derwent. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free or charge).
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) , Sandy Bay
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Bush Stories & Nature Creations (2-5 yrs), Jan 31, 2023

Tuesday 31 January 2023
Bush Stories is all about connecting preschool kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. This extended session will combine the usual exploring and stories with an opportunity to get creative and make some nature-inspired art with Lilly and Jaymee. 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, unique plants, and other tales of our natural world. If you have any questions, please email us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Detectives- Tracks and Scats (5-7 yrs), Jan 27, 2023

Friday 27 January 2023
If the bush is full of life, with wallabies, bandicoots, owls, and more, why can't we see them? Where are all the animals? How can we know they're here? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we put on our bush detective caps and follow the clues to see if we can find the secret signs that animals leave behind. (Out of age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Nature Scavenger Hunt (Family, all ages), Jan 25, 2023

Wednesday 25 January 2023
Nature is full of treasures that come in all colours, shapes, textures, and scents. Join us for a nature-based scavenger hunt at the delightful Waterworks Reserve.. This unique reserve, home to all sorts of life and treats, is tucked away only minutes from the CBD. You'll need all your senses as you look, sniff, and hear your way to a deeper awareness of nature's wonders. How many treasures will you find?
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Backyard Bandicoots (Family - all ages), Jan 23, 2023

Monday 23 January 2023
Have you ever found a little digging in the bush? A hole with a cone-shaped pile of dirt next to it? What's going on? Who's been here? Join us to explore all things bandicoots as we follow the signs and experience life as a bandicoot.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Bingo (2-5 yrs.), Jan 23, 2023

Monday 23 January 2023
Can you find all the treasures, as you follow your nose and unravel the clues? Who’ll be the first to call BUSH BINGO? Come dressed as your favourite Tasmanian animal and join a team as we explore the wonders of Waterworks on a hunt for natural treasure. Meet Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dancing with birds (5 7yrs.) Jan 20, 2023

Friday 20 January 2023
Come spread your wings and shake your tail feathers with this nature-inspired dance workshop. Presented by environmental educator and dance teacher Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga this activity is a chance to be inspired by our feathered friends and have a morning of movement, fun, and inspired nature time. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 8, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - (7 -10 yrs.), Jan 19, 2023

Thursday 19 January 2023
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Masked Mammals (5-7 yrs), Jan 19, 2023

Thursday 19 January 2023
Who are those hairy creatures that call the bush home, and what makes them special? Some are spotted, some hop, and there are even some that fly!! Join us for a morning of curiosity and creativity as we explore the mammalian world of some of Tasmania's most loved mammals and create your very own artwork. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Sandy Sculptures (Family, All ages), Jan 17, 2023

Tuesday 17 January 2023
Join us at Long Beach Sandy Bay for an afternoon of creative sandy play. Discover the creatures who call the River Derwent (timtumili minanya) home and get hands-on to create your very own nature-inspired sculptures. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Long Beach, Northern End BBQ Area, Sandy Bay
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Rockpool Ramble (5-7 yrs.), Jan 17, 2023

Tuesday 17 January 2023
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is an extraordinary world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear-welding anemones, and search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the River Derwent. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free or charge).
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) , Sandy Bay
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Alpine Guided Walk - (Just for Adults), Jan 14, 2023

Saturday 14 January 2023
Join us for a hike into the southern wildlands of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. This hike is a challenge and a delight as we head across the alpine plateau on kunanyi/Mt Wellington and onto Smiths Monument. Covering approx 4.5-5km this route involves some rockhopping and intermediate terrian.
Southern End of kunanyi/Mt Wellington Summit
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Discovery Walk – Fern Tree (Family, all ages), Jan 12, 2023

Thursday 12 January 2023
The bush is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced leaders for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through some of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
Fern Tree Park
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Bush Detectives- Tracks and Scats (7-10 yrs), Jan 11, 2023

Wednesday 11 January 2023
If the bush is full of life, with wallabies, bandicoots, owls, and more, why can't we see them? Where are all the animals? How can we know they're here? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we put on our bush detective caps and follow the clues to see if we can find the secret signs that animals leave behind. (Out of age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dancing with birds (5-7 yrs.), Jan 11, 2023

Wednesday 11 January 2023
Come spread your wings and shake your tail feathers with this nature-inspired dance workshop. Presented by environmental educator and dance teacher Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga this activity is a chance to be inspired by our feathered friends and have a morning of movement, fun, and inspired nature time. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve,
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Waterbug Wonderland - (7 -10 yrs.), Jan 9, 2023

Monday 9 January 2023
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Platypus Puggles (5-7 yrs), 9 Jan, 2023

Monday 9 January 2023
Not all of our native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs, or managed to survive in a waterway that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web-footed, duck-billed, egg-laying platypus and it lives right here in the city! Join us with a sense of adventure as we learn all about these amazing monotremes and go on a search for these elusive creatures.
Hobart Rivulet, (Hobart Linear Park)
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Bush Bingo (All Ages), Jan 7, 2023

Saturday 7 January 2023
Can you find all the treasures, as you follow your nose and unravel the clues? Who’ll be the first to call BUSH BINGO? Come dressed as your favourite Tasmanian animal and join a team as we explore the wonders of Waterworks on a hunt for natural treasure. Meet Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dancing with birds (2-5-yrs.) Jan 5, 2023

Thursday 5 January 2023
Come spread your wings and shake your tail feathers with this nature-inspired dance workshop. Presented by environmental educator and dance teacher Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga this activity is a chance to be inspired by our feathered friends and have a morning of movement, fun, and inspired nature time. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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River Derwent (timtumili minanya) Day Out (All ages)

Wednesday 4 January 2023
It’s a Bush Adventure's big day out with nature discovery and summertime games at Long Beach Sandy Bay. Try your hand at rockpool rambling, sandcastle building, treasure hunts, and marine creature creations. There’s so much to do at the beach this summer. Join us for a day of discovery, fun, and laughs at Long Beach this January. Meet Long Beach South BBQ Area, Long Beach, Sandy Bay.
Long Beach South BBQ Area, Long Beach, Sandy Bay.
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Bush Stories Christmas Special (2-5 yrs), Dec 20, 2022

Tuesday 20 December 2022
Join us for a special morning in the outdoors to celebrate the last Bush Stories of 2022! As well as our usual Bush Stories fun and adventures we will create Christmas nature craft for you to take home, and finish with a Christmas picnic. Please bring a plate of food to share. Any questions please email us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au (Children must be accompanied by an adult )
Site 9
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Dec 15, 2022

Thursday 15 December 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
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Dec 8, 2022

Thursday 8 December 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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Dec 1, 2022

Thursday 1 December 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 )
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 22, 2022

Tuesday 22 November 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
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 15, 2022

Tuesday 15 November 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
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 8, 2022

Tuesday 8 November 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 )
Ancanthe park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 1, 2022

Tuesday 1 November 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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Oct 25, 2022

Tuesday 25 October 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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages) Oct 14

Friday 14 October 2022
Join our experienced guide on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s exceptional bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sunset. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - (7 -10 yrs) - Oct 13

Thursday 13 October 2022
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dancing with birds (5-7 yrs) Oct 11

Tuesday 11 October 2022
Come spread your wings and shake your tail feathers with this nature-inspired dance workshop. Presented by environmental educator and dance teacher Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga this activity is a chance to be inspired by our feathered friends and have a morning of movement, fun, and inspired nature time. (Out-of-age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve,
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages) Oct 8

Saturday 8 October 2022
Join our experienced guide on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s exceptional bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sunset. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories Nature Creations (2-5 yrs), Oct 5, 2022

Wednesday 5 October 2022
Bush Stories is all about connecting preschool kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. This extended session will combine the usual exploring and stories with an opportunity to get creative and make some nature-inspired art with Lilly. 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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour

Saturday 20 August 2022
Join Megan Baynes (Cultural Heritage) and Mel Gent (Fire and Biodiversity) for a natural and cultural tour of the heritage-listed Dorney House and the 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 20 this tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
Dorney House, Sandy Bay
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Waterworks Nature Play – (7-10 yrs)

Monday 18 July 2022
Join the team from Nature. Be in it. for an adventurous session of nature play at its finest! We will make, create, and build with nature. Get creative with mud play, potions, cubby building, nature investigations, ropes, whittling sticks, tree climbing, bushcraft, and whatever else you can imagine.
Site 3, Waterworks Reserve
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Winter Bike and Hike - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Thursday 14 July 2022
Bike and hike into the back of kunanyi/Mt Wellington on a journey to one of Tasmania’s most spectacular waterfalls. We’ll cycle along the Pipeline Track then walk in for lunch at-top Wellington Falls before heading home. Bring: Your own working bicycle, helmet and lock, weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and lunch. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
Pipeline Track (Meet at Neika Water Tank), Huon Rd, Neika
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Waterworks Nature Play – (5-7 yrs)

Monday 11 July 2022
Join the team from Nature. Be in it. for an adventurous session of nature play at its finest! We will make, create, and build with nature. Get creative with mud play, potions, cubby building, nature investigations, ropes, whittling sticks, tree climbing, bushcraft, and whatever else you can imagine.
Site 3, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages) July 8

Friday 8 July 2022
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s exceptional bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sunset. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), July 7, 2022

Thursday 7 July 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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), June 30, 2022

Thursday 30 June 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
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour

Saturday 25 June 2022
Join Megan Baynes (Cultural Heritage) and Mel Gent (Fire and Biodiversity) for a natural and cultural tour of the heritage-listed Dorney House and the 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 20 this tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
Dorney House, Sandy Bay
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), June 23, 2022

Thursday 23 June 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 )
Ancanthe Park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), June 16, 2022

Thursday 16 June 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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), June 9, 2022

Thursday 9 June 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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 31, 2022

Tuesday 31 May 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 )
Site 9. Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 24, 2022

Tuesday 24 May 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
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), May 3, 2022

Tuesday 3 May 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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), April 12, 2022

Tuesday 12 April 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 )
Site C (inside main Gate), Waterworks Reserve
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Bats of lutruwita/Tasmania

Saturday 9 April 2022
Join local ecologist, chiropterologist, and educator, Lisa Cawthen for an after-dark exploration of Tasmania’s flying micro-mammals, their unique adaptations, and the habitats they call home. You'll have the opportunity to wander amongst the giant trees of one of Hobart's Bushland jewels on the search for bats as they take to the sky on their nightly hunt. LIMITED TO GROUP SIZE OF 12
Site 1, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Adventures at Wellesley Park (2-5 yrs), April 9, 2022

Saturday 9 April 2022
Bush Adventures is all about connecting kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. Join us to celebrate the mountain, movement, and wonder as we discover some of the Bushland creatures who call Hobart home. Along our journey, we find a magic spot to lay down a rug and read a story 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 )
kunanyi Mountain Run Hub -
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), April 5, 2022

Tuesday 5 April 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 )
Myrtle Gully Track
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 29, 2022

Tuesday 29 March 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 )
Lambert Gully Reserve
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour

Saturday 26 March 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 20 this tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
Dorney House, Sandy Bay
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 22, 2022

Tuesday 22 March 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 )
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 15, 2022

Tuesday 15 March 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 )
Ancanthe Park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), March 8, 2022

Tuesday 8 March 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 )
Knocklofty Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 15, 2022

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
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour

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 20 this tour involves a 20-30 minutes walk up a steep hill to the house.
Dorney House, Sandy Bay
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Feb 8, 2022 (CANCELLED)

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)
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Nestbox Workshop - (all ages) (CANCELLED)

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
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Thark Ridge Explorers - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs) (CANCELLED)

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
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River Derwent (timtumili minanya) Explorers (Sea Kayak)

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)
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Big Trees Discovery Walk – (7-10 yrs) (CANCELLED)

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
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Bush Detectives- Tracks and Scats (5 -7 yrs) (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 19 January 2022
If the bush is full of life, with wallabies, bandicoots, owls and more, why can't we see them? Where do they all go? How can we know they're here? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we put on our bush detective caps and follow the clues to see if we can find the secret signs that animals leave behind.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Magic Soil - Mud Mosaics (5-7 yrs) (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 19 January 2022
Alchemy is alive and well in Hobart's Reserves, and instead of gold, we're making MUD, glorious MUD! Come make magic moments and marvelous mosaics with us as we combine two of life's essential elements, earth, and water to make the elixir of play that is mud. Brings some old clothes, gumboots and be ready to learn the secrets of soil and get dirty too!
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Explorers Creature Creations (2-5 yrs), (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 18 January 2022
Calling all creative explorers. Who lives amongst the gumtrees? Who’s that hiding beneath the bark? Did you hear that sound, are we being followed by a bird? Come for a wander and get creative and with natural materials as we explore what creatures call the bush home. (Out of age siblings can attend free of charge)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 12 January 2022
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Animalia - Nature Games (5-7 yrs) (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 12 January 2022
Could you outrun a wombat or jump higher than a wallaby? Ever wondered how an echidna finds it food? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we explore the bush through the eyes, ears and movements of some of our favourite native animals.
Site 9, Waterworks Rd
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Dancing with birds (2-5 yrs) (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 12 January 2022
Come spread your wings and shake your tail feathers and with this nature inspired dance workshop. Presented by environmental educator and dance teacher Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga this activity is a chance to be inspired by our feathered friends and have a morning of movement, fun and inspired nature time. (Out of age siblings can attend free of charge).
Site 8, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Waterbug Wonderland - (7 -10 yrs) (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 12 January 2022
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Rockpool Ramble (5-7 yrs) (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 12 January 2022
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea is a special world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear welding anemones, search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the River Derwent. Meet: Long Beach South BBQ, Long Beach, Sandy Bay
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) , Sandy Bay
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Bike and Hike - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs) (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 11 January 2022
Bike and hike into the back of kunanyi/Mt Wellington on a journey to one of Tasmania’s most spectacular waterfalls. We’ll cycle along the Pipeline Track then walk in for lunch at-top Wellington Falls before heading home. Bring: Your own working bicycle, helmet and lock, weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and lunch. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
Pipeline Track (Meet at Neika Water Tank), Huon Rd, Neika
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Rock Pool Ramble (7-10 yrs) (CANCELLED)

Monday 10 January 2022
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is a special world of creatures galore. See animals on the hunt, watch an ocean anemone unfold, and search for crabs and tiny aquatic critters. Discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rock pools of the River Derwent. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Out of Age siblings can attend free of charge.
Long Beach Surf Life Saving Pavilion
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Dec14, 2021

Tuesday 14 December 2021
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)
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Dec 9, 2021

Thursday 9 December 2021
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)
Car park @ end of Forest Rd
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Dec 7, 2021

Tuesday 7 December 2021
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
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Dec 2, 2021

Thursday 2 December 2021
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)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 30, 2021

Tuesday 30 November 2021
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. (Children must be accompanied by an adult, out of age siblings can attend free)
Lambert Park (meet at park entrance at end of Lambert Avenue)
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 23, 2021

Tuesday 23 November 2021
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. (Children must be accompanied by an adult, out of age siblings can attend free)
Ancanthe Park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 16, 2021

Tuesday 16 November 2021
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)
Car park @ end of Forest Rd
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs), Nov 9, 2021

Tuesday 9 November 2021
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)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Oct 19

Tuesday 19 October 2021
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)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Oct 14

Thursday 14 October 2021
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)
Myrtle Gully Track
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Oct 12

Tuesday 12 October 2021
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)
Site 9
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Dorney House - Porter Hill Tour

Saturday 9 October 2021
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
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages) Oct 8

Friday 8 October 2021
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Oct 7

Thursday 7 October 2021
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)
Site 9
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Waterbug Wonderland - (5-7 yrs)

Thursday 7 October 2021
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Go Wild Go Solo - Cave side Campfire Workshop

Wednesday 6 October 2021
Do you want to become a safe and skilled campfire cooking maestro? Join us for a special holiday session as we head off track to a hidden cave where we will learn the basics of campfire preparation, use and safety then cook up an tasty snack over hot coals. (This event is for 10-14 year old's only - all supervision provided by City of Hobart Staff)
Site 9
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Oct 5

Tuesday 5 October 2021
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)
Community Hub
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages) Oct 1 (CANCELLED)

Friday 1 October 2021
POSTPONED DUE TO FORECAST HEAVY RAIN. Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bike and Hike - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Thursday 30 September 2021
Bike and hike into the back of kunanyi/Mt Wellington on a journey to one of Tasmania’s most spectacular waterfalls. We’ll cycle along the Pipeline Track then walk in for lunch at-top Wellington Falls before heading home. Bring: Your own working bicycle, helmet and lock, weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and lunch. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
Pipeline Track (Meet at Neika Water Tank), Huon Rd, Neika
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Animalia - Nature Games (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 29 September 2021
Could you outrun a wombat or jump higher than a wallaby? Ever wondered how an echidna finds it food? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we explore the bush through the eyes, ears and movements of some of our favourite native animals.
Site 9, Waterworks Rd
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Bush Detectives- Tracks and Scats (7-10 yrs)

Wednesday 29 September 2021
If the bush is full of life, with wallabies, bandicoots, owls and more, why can't we see them? Where do they all go? How can we know they're here? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we put on our bush detective caps and follow the clues to see if we can find the secret signs that animals leave behind.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Sept 28

Tuesday 28 September 2021
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
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Waterbug Wonderland - (7 -10 yrs)

Monday 27 September 2021
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Birds the word (5-7 yrs)

Monday 27 September 2021
Waterworks is alive with all sorts of fine feathered friends flickering through the forests. There's red ones, blue ones and even pink ones!! Join us as we explore the fascinating world of birds and learn how we can spot them, what makes them special and how we can care for their habitats.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bird Walk and Talk with the Dynamic Duo

Saturday 25 September 2021
Not to be missed! Book early to reserve your spot. Join avid birders Don Knowler and Denis Abbott as they share a tale or two of our fine feathered friends. Don and Denis will lead a wander and chat through the Waterworks Reserve exploring all things avian. (This activity is not for children)
Site 9
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Sept 24 (CANCELLED)

Friday 24 September 2021
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)
The Springs
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Sept 22

Wednesday 22 September 2021
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)
Knocklofty Reserve, West Hobart
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Sept 17

Friday 17 September 2021
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)
Knocklofty Reserve, West Hobart
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Sept 15

Wednesday 15 September 2021
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)
Lambert Gully Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Sept 10

Friday 10 September 2021
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)
Ancanthe Park, Lenah Valley
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Sept 8

Wednesday 8 September 2021
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)
Site C (inside main gate)
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) Sept 3

Friday 3 September 2021
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)
Site 9
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Platypus Puggles (Family - all ages)

Sunday 1 August 2021
Not all of our native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs, or managed to survive in a waterway that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web-footed, duck-billed, egg-laying platypus and it lives right here in the city! Join us with a sense of adventure as we learn all about these amazing monotremes and go on a search for these elusive creatures.
Hobart Rivulet, Linear Park
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Platypus Puggles (Family - all ages)

Sunday 1 August 2021
Not all of our native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs, or managed to survive in a waterway that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web-footed, duck-billed, egg-laying platypus and it lives right here in the city! Join us with a sense of adventure as we learn all about these amazing monotremes and go on a search for these elusive creatures.
Hobart Rivulet, Linear Park
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Nestbox Workshop - (all ages)

Saturday 31 July 2021
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
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) July 29

Thursday 29 July 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9 , Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) July 27

Tuesday 27 July 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) July 22

Thursday 22 July 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Ancanthe Park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) July 20

Tuesday 20 July 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Disappearing Tarn Guided Walk - (Just for Adults)

Saturday 17 July 2021
Join us for a hike into the southern wildlands of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Following the Milles Track this challenging walk includes both wet and dry forest, tea tree thickets and low growing heath communities amongst rock scree and boulder slopes with the chance of seeing the elusive and ephemeral Disappearing Tarn filled with water.
The Springs, (meet near Lost Freight)
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Campfire and Damper cook-up (7-10 yrs)

Thursday 15 July 2021
Ever wanted to become a safe and skilled campfire cooking maestro? Join us for a special holiday session as we head off track to a hidden cave where we will learn the basics of campfire preparation, use and safety then cook up a tasty snack over hot coals.
Site 9 , Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) July 15

Thursday 15 July 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Myrtle Gully Track (End of Old Farm Rd)
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Waterbug Wonderland - (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 14 July 2021
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) July 13

Tuesday 13 July 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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 (Queens Domain Community Hub)
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Waterbug Wonderland (7-10 years)

Monday 12 July 2021
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting, a frog calling or a mayfly hatching? We need your help to discover if our waterways are full of life or need our love and care to create the right habitat for the water creatures to become plentiful again. Join us as we take a look into the sparkling water of Sandy Bay Rivulet and see who calls this special waterway home.
Site 9, Waterworks
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Mud Mosaics (5-7 yrs) July 12

Monday 12 July 2021
Alchemy is alive and well in Hobart's Reserves, and instead of gold, we're making MUD, glorious MUD! Come and make some magic moments and marvelous mosaics with us as we combine two of life's essential elements, earth, and water to make the elixir of play that is mud. Brings some old clothes, gumboots and be ready to get dirty too!
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bandicoots Bush Bingo (All Ages)

Saturday 10 July 2021
Can you find all the treasures, as you follow your nose and unravel the clues? Who’ll be first to call BUSH BINGO. Come dressed as you favourite Tasmanian animal and join a team as we explore the wonders of Waterworks on a hunt for natural treasure. Meet: Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages) July 9

Friday 9 July 2021
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Disappearing tarn - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Thursday 8 July 2021
Hike into the wilds of kunanyi/Mt Wellington looking for one of Tasmania’s most iconic and ephemeral sites. We’ll hike along the Miles Track for a lunch at Disappearing Tarn before heading home. Bring: Weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and lunch. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
The Springs, Pinnacle Rd
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Platypus Puggles in gumboots (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 7 July 2021
Not all of our native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs, or managed to survive in a waterway that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web-footed, duck-billed, egg-laying platypus and it lives right here in the city! Join us with your gumboots and sense of adventure as we learn all about these amazing monotremes and go on a search for these elusive creatures.
Hobart Rivulet, Linear Park
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Nature Wonder Walk – kunanyi/Mt Wellington (7-10 yrs)

Monday 5 July 2021
The bush is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced leaders for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through some of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
The Springs, Pinnacle Rd
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Nature Wonder Walk – kunanyi/Mt Wellington (5-7 yrs)

Monday 5 July 2021
The bush is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced leaders for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through some of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
The Springs, Pinnacle Rd
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) June 23

Wednesday 23 June 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) April 29

Thursday 29 April 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
End Of Old Farm Rd
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) April 27

Tuesday 27 April 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Ancanthe Park
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Fungi Foray with expert mycologist Richard Robinson

Saturday 24 April 2021
Join expert mycologist Richard Robinson on an autumnal exploration of all things fungi. This year’s fungi foray will take us wandering the forests of Fern Tree on the search of fruiting bodies (mushrooms) and their interconnected, interdependent mycelium networks. Be amazed by the diversity of forms, colours and species of fungi that survive and thrive here in Hobart's Bushland Reserves. Get in fast this foray is LIMITED TO GROUP SIZE OF 12.
Fern Tree Park
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Platypus conservation in Hobart's waterways

Thursday 22 April 2021
Hobart is home to the most urban adapted platypuses in Australia. Join us for a special presentation by Geoff Williams (Director of the Australian Platypus Conservancy (APC) on platypus conservation and their innovative citizen science project. You'll also hear from local platypus advocate Pete Walsh and City of Hobart environmental scientist Lauren Jakob.
C3 Convention Centre
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) April 22

Thursday 22 April 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
The Signal Station
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Cave Explorers Discovery Walk (5-7 yrs)

Tuesday 20 April 2021
The evidence is in: exploring the natural world is important for kids’ emotional, social, and physical development. Bring your curiosity and a sense of wonder (we have plenty to share!) and we’ll learn who calls the mountain home and how life on the mountain is filled with amazing, mind-boggling connections. Join us for a real adventure in Hobart’s incredible bushland reserves.
The Springs
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) April 20

Tuesday 20 April 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Knocklofty Reserve
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Bush Detectives- Tracks and Scats (7-10 yrs)

Monday 19 April 2021
Poos, tracks and you! If the bush is full of life, with wallabies, bandicoots, owls and more, why don't we see them all the time? Where do they all go? How can we know they're here? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we put on our bush detective caps and follow the clues to see if we can find the secret signs that animals leave behind.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages)

Saturday 17 April 2021
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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River Derwent (timtumili minanya) Explorers (Sea Kayak)

Saturday 17 April 2021
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. Due to the nature of the activity, it is not suitable for children under 10 years of age.
Short Beach (Near Boat Sheds)
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Sea Kayak Adventure - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Thursday 15 April 2021
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 aquatic adventure.
Short Beach
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Bush Adventures at TMAG - (all ages)

Wednesday 14 April 2021
It's time for the TMAG Festival for Children and Young people where the collections of natural and cultural history come alive. Explore the fungal wonders of the wood wide web and join the Bush Adventures team for a hands on creative activity focusing on all things fungi and their essential role in life on earth. BOOKINGS VIA TMAG https://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/learning_and_discovery/families
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) April 13

Tuesday 13 April 2021
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Discovery Walk – Fern Tree (7-10 yrs)

Monday 12 April 2021
The bush is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced leaders for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through some of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
Fern Tree Park
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Fungi fun with the Wood Wide Web (5-7 yrs)

Monday 12 April 2021
Who has millions of kilometers of threads spreading through out the forest floor and reaching into every inch of magic soil? Who helps trees communicate and makes fruiting forms in all the colour's of the rainbow? Come with us for an autumnal exploration into the life of fungi and learn how these amazing organisms help keep the cycle of life turning. You'll need a sense of adventure and curious eye as we explore the forest floor for these enigmatic organisms.
Fern Tree Park
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages)

Saturday 10 April 2021
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife as they forage and hunt after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Nestbox Workshop - (all ages)

Saturday 10 April 2021
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. Your nest box can be donated to be placed in a local reserve or you can learn all about how to place your nest box in your own backyard for best results.
Site 7 Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland (7-10 years)

Wednesday 7 April 2021
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting, a frog calling or a mayfly hatching? We need your help to discover if our waterways are full of life or need our love and care to create the right habitat for the water creatures to become plentiful again. Join us as we take a look into the sparkling water of Sandy Bay Rivulet and see who calls this special waterway home.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Backyard Bandicoots (Family - all ages)

Saturday 13 February 2021
Have you ever found a little digging in the bush? A hole with a cone-shaped pile of dirt next to it? Whats going on, who's been here? Join us for a exploration of all things bandicoot as we follow the signs and experience life as a bandicoot.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs)

Tuesday 2 February 2021
Bush Stories will be back in early February. Dates will be announced soon.
Various Sites throughout Hobart
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Nature Photographers (7-10 yrs)

Friday 29 January 2021
Some say the life best lived is when shared with those we love. And photography is a great way to share. Create a picture of your favourite spot, share a sunset snap with friends or discover how to capture the tiny wonders that abound. We’ll teach you a trick or two on getting the best nature pictures to share with friends and family from the macro world to stunning panoramas as we explore one of the best walks kunanyi/Mt Wellington has to offer.
The Springs, Wellington Park
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Platypus Puggles in gumboots (5-7 yrs)

Friday 29 January 2021
Not all of our native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs, or managed to survive in a waterway that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web-footed, duck-billed, egg-laying platypus and it lives right here in the city! Join us with your gumboots and sense of adventure as we learn all about these amazing monotremes and go on a search for these elusive creatures.
Hobart Rivulet, Linear Park
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kunanyi Explorers - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Thursday 28 January 2021
Join us for a hike into the western wildlands of kunanyi/Mt Wellington This hike is a challenge and delight as we head out into some of the wildest alpine country on kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Learn new skills like track finding, navigation, what to do if lost and lots more skills that will help you build the experience and knowledge to explore the wilds of Tasmania. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
Big Bend Carpark (Large carpark before the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington)
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Wild Rescue (7-10 yrs)

Wednesday 27 January 2021
Nature needs your love and care always and sometimes our native creatures need some extra love and care, especially when they are injured or sick. Getting injured wildlife to professional care is essential. Knowing who to call, and how to keep native animals safe on the journey are essential skills for all nature lovers, young and old. Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we discover some of the easy ways we can give injured wildlife the help they need when they need it most.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Animalia - Nature Games (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 27 January 2021
Could you outrun a wombat or jump higher than a wallaby? Ever wondered how an echidna finds it food? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we explore the bush through the eyes, ears and movements of some of our favourite native animals.
Site 9, Waterworks Rd
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Backyard Bandicoots (Family - all ages)

Saturday 23 January 2021
Have you ever found a little digging in the bush? A hole with a cone-shaped pile of dirt next to it? Whats going on, who's been here? Join us for a exploration of all things bandicoot as we follow the signs and experience life as a bandicoot.
Site 7, Waterworks Reserve
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Beach Explorers (7-10 yrs)

Thursday 21 January 2021
Join us for an afternoon of exploration as we take in some of the wonders of the River Derwent right at our cities watery edge. Beginning in the mountains of Lake St Clair-Cradle Mountain National Park and flowing into the Southern Ocean just south of Sandy Bay is the River Derwent and its estuary are home to unique species specifically adapted to life where tidal seawater and fresh river water mix. See our river with new eyes and help us discover ways to improve its health and help the creat
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe)
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Rockpool Ramble (5-7 yrs)

Thursday 21 January 2021
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea is a special world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear welding anemones, search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the River Derwent. Meet: Long Beach South BBQ, Long Beach, Sandy Bay
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe)
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Thark Ridge Guided Walk - (Just for Adults)

Sunday 17 January 2021
Join us for a hike into the western wildlands of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. This hike is both a challenge and delight as we head out into some of the wildest alpine country on kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Following Thark Ridge we head into the dolerite screes and snow peppermint forests and out to the Devils Throne before looping back and returning via Mt Arthur.
Big Bend Carpark (Large carpark before the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington)
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Queens Domain Grasslands Tour (Family - all ages)

Saturday 16 January 2021
Join us for this special grassland Bush Adventure and gain insights into native pollinators, the importance of fire, and how you can be part of caring for these unique landscapes into the future.
Legacy Park, Queens Domain, Hobart
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Waterbug Wonderland (Family - all ages)

Friday 15 January 2021
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting, a frog calling or a mayfly hatching? We need your help to discover if our waterways are full of life or need our love and care to create the right habitat for the water creatures to become plentiful again. Join us as we take a look into the sparkling water of Newtown Rivulet and see who calls this special waterway home. You'll get a chance to be a freshwater ecologist for the morning, finding creatures, testing your
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Mandala Magic - Nature Art (5-7 yrs)

Thursday 14 January 2021
Calling all budding artists and imaginative nature lovers, let's get creative! Join us for a morning of imaginative art, creature creations and furry fun as we explore the art of mandala making from nature's treasure box.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Bush Detectives- Tracks and Scats (7-10 yrs)

Thursday 14 January 2021
Poos, tracks and you! If the bush is full of life, with wallabies, bandicoots, owls and more, why don't we see them all the time? Where do they all go? How can we know they're here? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we put on our bush detective caps and follow the clues to see if we can find the secret signs that animals leave behind.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Caveside Explorers (7-10 yrs)

Wednesday 13 January 2021
From the majestic Organ Pipes of kunanyi, to hidden sandstone caves, we want to show you why geology rocks! Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we explore some of the hidden gems of the bush and discover more about the geology that underlays and overhangs our city.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Animalia - Nature Games (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 13 January 2021
Could you outrun a wombat or jump higher than a wallaby? Ever wondered how an echidna finds its food? Join us at Waterworks Reserve as we explore the bush through the eyes, ears and movements of some of our favourite native animals.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Bike and Hike - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Tuesday 12 January 2021
Bike and hike into the back of kunanyi/Mt Wellington looking for one of Tasmania’s most spectacular waterfalls. We’ll cycle along the Pipeline Track then walk in for lunch at-top Wellington Falls before heading home. Bring: Your own working bicycle, helmet and lock, weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and lunch. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
Pipeline Track (Meet at Neika Water Tank), Huon Rd, Neika
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Nature Scavenger Hunt (Family - all ages)

Saturday 9 January 2021
Nature is full of treasures, and they come in all colours, shapes, textures and scents? Join us for a nature based scavenger hunt at the delightful Waterworks Reserve.. This special reserve, home to all sorts of life and treats, is tucked away only minutes from the CBD. You'll need all your senses as we look, sniff and listen our way to a deeper awareness of natures wonders. How many treasures will you find?
Site 8, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Waterbug Wonderland (Family - all ages)

Friday 8 January 2021
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting, a frog calling or a mayfly hatching? We need your help to discover if our waterways are full of life or need our love and care to create the right habitat for the water creatures to become plentiful again. Join us as we take a look into the sparkling water of Newtown Rivulet and see who calls this special waterway home. You'll get a chance to be a freshwater ecologist for the morning, finding creatures, testing your
Newtown Rivulet, Ancanthe Park, Lenah Valley
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Rockpool Ramble (5-7 yrs)

Thursday 7 January 2021
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea is a special world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear welding anemones, search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the River Derwent. Meet: Long Beach South BBQ, Long Beach, Sandy Bay
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe) , Sandy Bay
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Rockpool Ramble (7-10 yrs)

Wednesday 6 January 2021
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea is a special world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear welding anemones, search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the River Derwent. Meet: Long Beach South BBQ, Long Beach, Sandy Bay
Long Beach (BBQ area near Beach House cafe)
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DO NOT OPEN!!!Bike and Hike - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Thursday 17 December 2020
Bike and hike into the back of kunanyi/Mt Wellington looking for one of Tasmania’s most spectacular waterfalls. We’ll cycle along the Pipeline Track then walk in for lunch at-top Wellington Falls before heading home. Bring: Your own working bicycle, helmet and lock, weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and lunch. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
Pipeline Track (Meet at Neika Water Tank)
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City of Hobart - Bushcare Walking Book Club

Sunday 1 November 2020
If you love literature and the environment, come and revel in the great outdoors with our Bushcare Program's monthly 'Walking Book Club'. The Bushcare Walking Book Club is open to everyone and we ask that participants have either read or are familiar with the book we'll be discussing.
The Springs (lower carpark-near Lost Freight Café)
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Oct 29

Thursday 29 October 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Newtown Rivulet
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Oct 28

Wednesday 28 October 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Oct 21

Wednesday 21 October 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Myrtle Gully Track (End of Old Farm Rd)
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Oct 15

Thursday 15 October 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Knocklofty Reserve, car park at the end of Forest Rd
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Oct 8

Thursday 8 October 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Mount Nelson Signal Station
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Bike and Hike - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Tuesday 6 October 2020
Bike and hike into the back of kunanyi/Mt Wellington looking for one of Tasmania’s most spectacular waterfalls. We’ll cycle along the Pipeline Track then walk in for lunch at-top Wellington Falls before heading home. Bring: Your own working bicycle, helmet and lock, weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and lunch. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
Water Tank
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City of Hobart - Bushcare Walking Book Club

Sunday 4 October 2020
If you love literature and the environment, come and revel in the great outdoors with our Bushcare Program's monthly 'Walking Book Club'. The Bushcare Walking Book Club is open to everyone and we ask that participants have either read or are familiar with the book we'll be discussing.
Site 9
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Twiners and Weavers Workshops - with nita education

Saturday 3 October 2020
Gain insights into Tasmania’s aboriginal cultural history and get active in our nation’s reconciliation process by joining local palawa educator Trish Hodge for a sit-down, slow down yarning and making workshop. Learn about special native Tasmanian plants and how they can be prepared and used to create your very own naturally-inspired work. .
Site 8
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages)

Friday 2 October 2020
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Bandicoot Buddies (5-7 yrs)

Thursday 1 October 2020
Have you ever found a little digging in the bush? A hole with a cone-shaped pile of dirt next to it? Whats going on, who's been here? Join us for a exploration of all things bandicoot as we follow the signs and experience life as a bandicoot.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Oct 1

Thursday 1 October 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Fern Tree Park
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Palawa Dance Workshop - with nita education

Wednesday 30 September 2020
Gain insights into Tasmania’s aboriginal cultural history and get active in our nation’s reconciliation process with local palawa educator Trish Hodge. In Trishs' words "palawa dance is how we tell stories and to teach the young ones about how to gather food and how to look after the Country, our stories are old and they are important because they help us understand the Country better". Join us for a special day on Country with movement, stories and joy.
Site 9
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Mountain Discovery Walk (29.10.19)

Tuesday 29 September 2020
The Mountain is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced guides for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through one of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on earth possible.
The Springs
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Mountain Discovery Walk (29.10.19)

Tuesday 29 September 2020
The Mountain is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced guides for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through one of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on earth possible.
The Springs
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Waterbug Wonderland - New Town Rivulet (Family - all ages)

Saturday 26 September 2020
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling water of New Town Rivulet – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Ancanthe Park
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages)

Friday 25 September 2020
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Sept 23

Wednesday 23 September 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
The Springs, Wellington Park
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) -Sept 22

Tuesday 22 September 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Emergency 1st Aid for Mountain Bikers (Family - all ages)

Sunday 20 September 2020
Are you planning hitting the trails this holidays and want to know what to do if something goes wrong? Making safe choices and knowing what to do in an emergency are as essential mountain biking skills as any other. Join us for an introductory 1st aid course packed with practical skills and real world scenarios that'll help you be better prepared for your mountain bike adventures near or afar. (Children must be accompanied by an adult )
Site 8
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Sept 16

Wednesday 16 September 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Ancanthe Park (Meet at Lady Franklin Museum)
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Sept 15

Tuesday 15 September 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Mount Nelson Signal Station
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Sept 9

Wednesday 9 September 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Sept 8 (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 8 September 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Knocklofty Reserve, carpark at the end of Forest road
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Sept 2

Wednesday 2 September 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site C, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages)

Friday 21 August 2020
Join our experienced guides on a special National Science Week nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife as they hunt and foraging after sun set. Learn about the ecology of the reserve after dark and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - Freshwater Ecology 101 (All Ages)

Saturday 15 August 2020
Join us for our National Science Week special event looking at the science of tiny aquatic creatures. Peer into the sparkling world of water - there are thousands of bugs out there! Catch some, test out your identification skills and try and figure out what these little creatures will turn into and what stories they tell us about our impact on natural water systems.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Aug 12

Wednesday 12 August 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Myrtle Gully Track
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - Aug 5

Wednesday 5 August 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages)

Friday 31 July 2020
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Web for Nature (adults)

Thursday 30 July 2020
Looking for a map, tracking down a fungi ID or searching for the fire history of your favourite park? Are you interested in learning more about the technology that can help deepen your connections with nature? This introductory session will showcase some of the best online apps, programs and portals that help us better understand and appreciate our natural world.
Elizabeth Street Conference Centre
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - July 29

Wednesday 29 July 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - July 22

Wednesday 22 July 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Fern Tree Park
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Nature Scavenger Hunt– (all ages)

Saturday 18 July 2020
You're invited to a search for natural wonders. Join us for a morning at Waterworks Reserve for a scavenger hunt where you'll need all your senses to look, sniff and listen your way to success.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - July 16

Thursday 16 July 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Mount Nelson Signal Station
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Masked Mammals (5-7 yrs) July 15

Wednesday 15 July 2020
I saw spots Mummy, I saw spots! Who are those hairy creatures that call the bush home and what makes them special? Some are spotted, some hop, and there's even some that fly!! Join us for a morning of curiosity and creativity as we explore the mammalian world of some of Tasmania's most loved mammals and create your very own artwork.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Campfire and Damper cook-up (7-10 yrs)

Monday 13 July 2020
Ever wanted to become a safe and skilled campfire cooking maestro? Join us for a special holiday session as we head off track to a hidden cave where we will learn the basics of campfire preparation, use and safety then cook up an tasty snack over hot coals.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal tour (all ages)

Friday 10 July 2020
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Go Wild Go Solo Expedition (10 -14 yrs)

Thursday 9 July 2020
Looking for a physical challenge and sensory delight? This fully immersive 3D experience will take your breath away and leave you with some unforgettable memories from your winter holidays. This journey will take us on and off track as we wander from the springs to Waterworks Reserve going with the flow and following the rivulet through forest, over boulders and into the wild.
The Springs (kunnayi/Mt Wellington)
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - July 9

Thursday 9 July 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Knocklofty Reserve Picnic Area
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Platypus Puggles In Gumboots (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 8 July 2020
Not all of our native creatures can lay claim to having lived alongside dinosaurs, or managed to survive in river that flows directly into and under a capital city! One such creature can, it’s our special web footed, duck billed, and egg laying platypus and they live right here in the city!
Hobart Linear Track (Hobart Rivulet)
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Waterbug Wonderland (7-10 yrs)

Tuesday 7 July 2020
Did you know we can measure the health of our local waterways by finding and identifying the aquatic creatures that live in them? Peer into the sparkling world of water - there are thousands of bugs out there! Catch some, test out your identification skills and try and figure out what these little creatures will turn into.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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Mud Mosaics (5-7 yrs) July 6

Monday 6 July 2020
Alchemy is alive and well in Hobart's Reserves, and instead of gold, we're making MUD, glorious MUD! Come and make some magic moments and marvelous mosaics with us as we combine two of life's essential elements, earth, and water to make the elixir of play that is mud. Brings some old clothes, gumboots and be ready to get dirty too!
Site 9
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Bush Stories (2-5 yrs) - July 2

Thursday 2 July 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Ancanthe Park
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Bush Stories -(2-5 yrs) - June 25- 10:11:30 am

Thursday 25 June 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Site 9
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Bush Stories -(2-5 yrs) - June 18 - 10:11:30 am

Thursday 18 June 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids with nature in a safe and caring environment. We 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)
Lambert Park
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Bush Stories - Legacy Park, Queens Domain (2-5yrs)

Tuesday 25 February 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through the bush, scamper over and under logs, and search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Legacy Park - Community Hub
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Bush Stories - Waterworks Reserve (2-5yrs)

Tuesday 18 February 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through the bush, scamper over and under logs, and search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories - Knocklofty Reserve (2-5yrs)

Wednesday 12 February 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through the bush, scamper over and under logs, and search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Knocklofty Reserve
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Understanding the science of Climate Change

Thursday 6 February 2020
What are the predictions for Tasmania’s future climate? Join environmental planner and ecologist Christine Corbett for an introduction to climate change to better understand its causes. It is only through being informed about the science that we can make the best choices and create a more sustainable future.
Elizabeth Street Conference Room
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Bush Stories - Mt Nelson Signal Station (2-5yrs)

Wednesday 5 February 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through the bush, scamper over and under logs, and search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Mt Nelson (Signal Station)
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Nature Games (5-7 yrs)

Thursday 30 January 2020
Could you out run a wombat or jump higher than a wallaby? Ever wondered how an echidna finds it food? Join us at Waterworks as we explore the world through the eyes, ears and bodies of our favourite native animals. - Session time - 10 - 11:30 am - Children must be accompanied by an adult
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Stories- The Springs, Wellington Park - (2-5 yrs)

Wednesday 29 January 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through the bush, scamper over and under logs, and search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
The Springs
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Waterbug Wonderland (7-10 years)

Wednesday 29 January 2020
Did you know we can measure the health of our local waterways by finding and identifying the aquatic creatures that live in them? Peer into the sparkling world of water - there are thousands of bugs out there! Catch some, test out your identification skills and try and figure out what these little creatures will turn into. - Session time - 10 - 11:30 am - Children must be accompanied by an adult
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Nature Photography walk-shop (7-10 yrs)

Thursday 23 January 2020
Capture a picture of your favourite spot, share a sunset photo with friends or figure out how to take a snapshot of the tiny wonders that abound. We’ll teach you a trick or two on getting the best nature pictures to share with friends and family from the macro world to stunning panoramas. Bring: Please bring your own camera/phone. - Session time - 10 -11:30 am - Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Thark Ridge Explorers - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Wednesday 22 January 2020
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
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Dancing with birds (2-5 yrs)

Tuesday 21 January 2020
Come and shake your tail feathers and spread your wings with this nature inspired dance workshop. Presented by environmental educator and dance teacher Alejandra Osorio Iturriaga this activity is a chance to be inspired by our feathered friends of the air and have a morning of movement, fun and fresh air. - Session Time - 10-11:30 am - Children must be accompanied by an adult - image credit - Michael Roberts
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Foods 101 (7-10 yrs)

Thursday 16 January 2020
Could you find a feed in the bush? We’ll show you the how to find and identify some of the Tasmania’s most common bush foods and share tips on how to grow your very own bush food garden. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Mandala Magic - Nature art and games (5-7 yrs)

Thursday 16 January 2020
We all benefit from using our imagination and getting our creative forces flowing. Join us for a morning of imaginative art, creature creations and furry fun as we explore the art of mandala making from natures treasure box. (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Waterbug Wonderland - New Town Rivulet (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 15 January 2020
What’s that moving in the water? Was that a platypus hunting or a frog calling? Take a look into the sparkling world of water – and see if our waterways are full of life. Find creatures, test your identification skills and measure the health of Hobart’s waterways. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Ancanthe Park
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Discovery Walk – Lenah Valley (7-10 yrs)

Wednesday 15 January 2020
The bush is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced guides for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through some of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
Carpark at end of Lenah Valley Rd
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Bush Stories - Site C Waterworks Reserve (2-5 yrs)

Monday 13 January 2020
Bush Stories is all about connecting pre-school kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through the bush, scamper over and under logs, and search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. - Session time - 10 - 11 am - Children must be accompanied by an adult
Site C (inside main entrance)
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The Amazing Bush Race (all ages)

Saturday 11 January 2020
It’s an AMAZING world made more AMAZING by getting outside and playing with friends!! Make a team and race around Waterworks Reserve as you compete in bush-themed challenges where only one team can win! - Session time 10:30 am - 12 pm - Children must be accompanied by an adult. - Team sizes can be from 2 to 8
Site 8, Waterworks Reserve
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Botany 101-Plant ID with ecologist Nick Fitzgerald (Adults)

Saturday 11 January 2020
The more you look the more you see. Plant identification skills are an essential part of gaining a deeper understanding of place, knowing what’s where and how it’s connected to the whole. Learn how to use a dichotomous key to identify plants and gain a deeper understanding of the natural world around you. (This is an activity for people over the age of 16 years)
Big Bend Carpark
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Rock Pool Ramble – Sandy Bay - (7-10 yrs)

Thursday 9 January 2020
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is a special world of creatures galore. See animals on the hunt, watch an ocean anemone unfold and search for crabs and tiny aquatic critters. Discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rock pools of the River Derwent. - Session time - 1 -2:30 pm - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Long Beach Surf Life Saving Pavilion
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Bike and Hike - Go Wild Go Solo - (10-14 yrs)

Wednesday 8 January 2020
Bike and hike into the back of kunanyi/Mt Wellington looking for one of Tasmania’s most spectacular waterfalls. We’ll cycle along the Pipeline Track then walk in with a lunch at-top Wellington Falls before heading home. Bring: Your own working bicycle, helmet and lock, weather appropriate clothing including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and lunch. - Session time - 10 am -4 pm - Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
Water Tank
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Rock Pool Ramble – Sandy Bay - (5-7 yrs)

Tuesday 7 January 2020
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea, is a special world of creatures galore. See animals on the hunt, watch an ocean anemone unfold and search for crabs and tiny aquatic critters. Discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rock pools of the River Derwent. - Session times - 1-2:30 pm - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Long Beach Surf Life Saving Pavilion
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Whale of a time – Sandy Bay - (2-5 yrs)

Tuesday 7 January 2020
It’s a Bush Adventures beach day with nature-inspired games at Long Beach in Sandy Bay. Join us for a whale of a time searching for treasure, creating giant sand creatures and running wild with bubble-popping races. There’s so much to do at the beach this summer. - Session time - 10-11:30 am - Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Long Beach Reserve
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City of Hobart's Trailrider "come and try" day

Sunday 10 November 2019
Come along and try the new Trailrider Rough Terrain Wheelchair for yourself. Due to their unique design, these chairs enable visitors with mobility limitations to access Hobart's Bushland Reserves. The City of Hobart's Bush Adventures team will be available on the day to give you a free trial and introduction to this fantastic new option that is available for free hire all year round. Come and connect with nature in Hobart.
Legacy Park - Community Hub, Queens Domain
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories (7.11.19)- 10-11:30 am

Thursday 7 November 2019
Great for early childhood, Bush Stories is all about connecting kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through forest groves, scamper over and under logs, search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world.
Knocklofty Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal wildlife tour 1/11/19)

Friday 1 November 2019
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night. (All ages)
Knocklofty Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories (31.10.19)- 10-11:30 am

Thursday 31 October 2019
Great for early childhood, Bush Stories is all about connecting kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through forest groves, scamper over and under logs, search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world.
Ancanthe Park (meet at Lady Franklin Museum)
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Twiners and Weavers Workshops - with nita education

Saturday 26 October 2019
Please note, this event has been cancelled an new event will be re-scheduled ASAP. Gain insights into Tasmania’s aboriginal cultural history and get active in our nation’s reconciliation process by joining local palawa educator Trish Hodge for a sit-down, slow down yarning and making workshop. Learn about special native Tasmanian plants and how they can be prepared and used to create your very own naturally-inspired work. .
Site 9
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories (23.10.19)- 10-11:30 am

Wednesday 23 October 2019
Great for early childhood, Bush Stories is all about connecting kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through forest groves, scamper over and under logs, search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world.
Site 9
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Aussie Backyard Bird Count – 20/10/19 (CANCELLED)

Sunday 20 October 2019
Our fine feathered friends need your help and the more eyes and ears on the job the better! Join us for a fun morning at Waterworks Reserve as we kick off this year’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count. This national citizen science project is a great way to get to know your feathered neighbours while contributing to a vital pool of information on how Australian birds are faring across our nation. (All Ages - FREE) (Image: Striated pardalote- Michael Roberts)
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Walk and talk with local birdo Denis Abbott (CANCELLED)

Sunday 20 October 2019
Spring is the time for nesting, breeding and the return of migratory birds to our shores. Join local birdo Denis Abbott at one of Australia largest annual citizen science projects and get to know some of the special avian species that call Hobart home. Denis will lead a wander and chat through Waterworks Reserve exploring all things avian. If possible we suggest bringing a pair of binoculars.
Site 9
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories (17.10.19)- 10-11:30 am

Thursday 17 October 2019
Great for early childhood, Bush Stories is all about connecting kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through forest groves, scamper over and under logs, search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world.
Myrtle Gully Track
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Twiners and Weavers Workshops - with nita education

Saturday 12 October 2019
Join local palawa educator Trish Hodge for a sit-down, slow down yarning and making workshop. Learn about special native Tasmanian plants and how they can be prepared and used to create your very own naturally-inspired work. This workshop includes special activities for children, giving parents the time to immerse themselves in the ancient art of twining and weaving. (We recommend booking into both sessions (12th & 26th) and to make the most of this workshop).
Site 9
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories (10.10.19)- 10-11:30 am

Thursday 10 October 2019
Great for early childhood, Bush Stories is all about connecting kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through forest groves, scamper over and under logs, search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world.
Community Hub
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Go Wild Go Solo Bush Beats (9.10.19)- 1-3:30 pm

Wednesday 9 October 2019
Get your funk on for this magical music making workshop at Waterworks Reserve. Join the team and percussion maestro “Can Master Smash" for jam session unlike anything you have ever heard or seen. You’ll be bringing the beat with our own naturally-sourced instruments and exploring the music of nature. No previous music making experience needed.
Site 9
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(7-10 years) Bush Beats (9.10.19) 1:00-3:30pm

Wednesday 9 October 2019
It’s a morning of magical music making at Waterworks Reserve with percussion maestro “Can Master Smash”. This percussion workshop is unlike anything you have ever heard or seen. You’ll be bringing the beat with our own naturally-sourced instruments and exploring the music of nature.
Site 9
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(7-10 years) Discovery Walk (8.10.19)- 1-2:30 pm

Tuesday 8 October 2019
The bush is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced guides for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through some of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on earth possible.
The Springs
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(5-7 years) Discovery Walk (8.10.19)- 10-11:30 am

Tuesday 8 October 2019
The bush is filled with secrets to discover, wonders to admire and places to explore. Join our experienced guides for an eye-opening, mind-expanding discovery walk through some of Hobart’s most loved bushland reserves. These walks are a perfect way to help kids and adults build and deepen their connection with nature while learning to appreciate the natural systems that make life on earth possible.
The Springs
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(7-10 years) Waterbug Wonderland (3.10.19)- 1-2:30 pm

Thursday 3 October 2019
Did you know we can measure the health of our local waterways by analysing the aquatic creatures that live in them? It’s all part of building your eco-literacy. Take a look into the sparkling world of water - there are thousands of bugs out there! Catch some, test out your identification skills and explore what these little creatures might grow up to be.
Cascade Gardens
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(5-7 years) Monotreme magic (3.10.19)- 10-11:30 am

Thursday 3 October 2019
Combining a duck bill, a beaver’s tail and mammalian eggs laid in a riverside burrow there’s nothing else like them on earth. What’s more, the milk they feed their young could save lives thanks to its amazing anti-bacterial properties! Wow, it’s a platypus, and not only are they infinitely fascinating and cute, but they live right here in Hobart. Join us for a waterside wander as we look into the magical world of this special monotreme.
Hobart Linear Park
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories (2.10.19)- 10-11:30 am

Wednesday 2 October 2019
Especially designed and facilitated for early childhood, Bush Stories is all about connecting kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Join us as we wander slowly through forest groves, scamper over and under logs, search amongst the understory for creatures big and small and then put down our rugs and read a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are – nocturnal wildlife tour 27/9/19)

Friday 27 September 2019
Join our experienced guides on a nocturnal journey into the nightlife of Hobart’s very special bushland reserves. See, hear and track wildlife hunting and foraging after sun set. Learn about their weird and wild behaviours and get some handy hints for safely and respectfully spotting creatures at night. (All ages)
Waterworks Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories (25.9.19)- 10-11:30 am

Wednesday 25 September 2019
Great for early childhood, Bush Stories is all about connecting kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through forest groves, scamper over and under logs, search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world.
Knocklofty Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories (18.9.19)- 10-11:30 am

Wednesday 18 September 2019
Great for early childhood, Bush Stories is all about connecting kids and nature in a safe and caring environment. Wander slowly through forest groves, scamper over and under logs, search the understorey for creatures big and small before pulling out a rug and reading a story of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world.
Mt Nelson Signal Station
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(0-14yrs) - Bush Stories for Book Week - 10am-12pm

Sunday 25 August 2019
Come sit amongst the gum trees, and share in some stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world, read by Bushcare Walking Book Club volunteers and local children’s authors. We’ll be showcasing all of the books longlisted for the 2019 Environmental Award for Children’s Literature, including some from local Tasmanian authors. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your very own book! This is an event for all ages – feel free to BYO snack or picnic.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER -(2-5 years) Bush Stories - 10-11am

Thursday 22 August 2019
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Share stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. There are places to explore and creatures to discover as we wander through the bush and take time to play. These activities will help children cultivate their curiosity, wonder and enchantment with our natural world. Please bring warm clothes and shoes or gumboots that you are happy to get dirty/wet. We also recommend bringing a snack and a spare set of clothes.
The Springs
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(All ages) Waterbug Wonderland - 10-11:30am

Wednesday 14 August 2019
Take a look into the sparkling world of water; there are thousands of bugs out there! Catch some, test out your identification skills and explore what these little creatures might grow up to be. Bring: Gumboots or old shoes, and a spare set of clothing in case we get a bit wet
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - 10-11am

Thursday 8 August 2019
Share stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. There are places to explore and creatures to discover as we wander through the bush and take time to play. These activities will help children cultivate their curiosity, wonder and enchantment with our natural world. Please bring warm clothes and shoes or gumboots that you are happy to get dirty/wet. We also recommend bringing a snack and a spare set of clothes.
Site 1 Waterworks Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - 10-11am

Thursday 1 August 2019
Share stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. There are places to explore and creatures to discover as we wander through the bush and take time to play. These activities will help children cultivate their curiosity, wonder and enchantment with our natural world. Please bring warm clothes and shoes or gumboots that you are happy to get dirty/wet. We also recommend bringing a snack and a spare set of clothes.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - 10-11am

Wednesday 24 July 2019
Share stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. There are places to explore and creatures to discover as we wander through the bush and take time to play. These activities will help children cultivate their curiosity, wonder and enchantment with our natural world. Please bring warm clothes and shoes or gumboots that you are happy to get dirty/wet. We also recommend bringing a snack and a spare set of clothes.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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(Adults) Step into History at the Queens Domain - 10am-12pm

Sunday 21 July 2019
Join Brendan Lennard, the City of Hobart’s Senior Cultural Heritage Officer, to explore the cultural history of the Queens Domain. From an Aboriginal cultural landscape of the mouheneener people to ‘the government paddock’ and then ‘the people’s park’, the Queens Domain has been used and loved by many over the years. During this easy walk you will discover why the railway roundabout has no railway and why the University Rose Gardens is not at the university.
Railway roundabout fountain
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(10-14 years) Junction Cabin Expedition - 10am -3pm

Thursday 18 July 2019
Nestled in the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington is a small stone cabin with a whole lot of history. Join us for a special expedition to this historic hut where we’ll learn fire making and bush cooking skills around the campfire. Bring: Weather appropriate clothing, including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, small backpack, water bottle and a healthy snack.
The Springs
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(7-10 years) The AMAZING Race - 1-2.30pm

Wednesday 17 July 2019
It’s an AMAZING world made more AMAZING by getting outside and playing with friends!! Join us for a brand new AMAZING race that will sort the clever kookaburras from the rest. Race around the reserve, compete in bush-themed challenges and collect tokens from each event. Only one team can win!
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - 10-11am

Wednesday 17 July 2019
Share stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. There are places to explore and creatures to discover as we wander through the bush and take time to play. These activities will help children cultivate their curiosity, wonder and enchantment with our natural world. Please bring warm clothes and shoes or gumboots that you are happy to get dirty/wet. We also recommend bringing a snack and a spare set of clothes.
Site 2 Waterworks Reserve
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(5-7 years) Bush Explorers Discovery Walk - 10-11.30am

Monday 15 July 2019
The evidence is in: exploring the natural world builds kids’ emotional, social and physical development. Bring your curiosity and a sense of wonder (we have plenty to share!) and we’ll learn how life in the bush is filled with amazing, mind-boggling connections.
Myrtle Gully Track, end of Old Farm Road
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(All ages) Where Our Wild Things Are - 5-7pm

Friday 12 July 2019
Why is the bush so quiet at night? Would you make a sound if there were predators lurking nearby ready to make you their next meal? Discover the natural world after sunset on a night walk and get some handy hints for spotting, hearing and tracking creatures at night. Bring: A torch and warm clothes.
Waterworks Reserve (at entrance to reserve - please park outside gate)
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(5-7 years) Bush Tucker Expedition - 10-11.30am

Thursday 11 July 2019
All people on earth once lived entirely from foods found in the wild, would you have the skills to do the same? Join us for an expedition into the world of edible plants as we explore nature’s gifts and learn about the interconnections that abound.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - 10-11am

Wednesday 10 July 2019
Share stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. There are places to explore and creatures to discover as we wander through the bush and take time to play. These activities will help children cultivate their curiosity, wonder and enchantment with our natural world. Please bring warm clothes and shoes or gumboots that you are happy to get dirty/wet. We also recommend bringing a snack and a spare set of clothes.
The Springs
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(7-10 years) Bike skills on the Queens Domain - 10-11.30am

Monday 8 July 2019
There’s a great place to ride right in the centre of Hobart. Bring your bike and experience the thrills of the trail, test your skills and zoom down the hills on Hobart’s new Summit Loop Track. Note: All participants need to bring their own fully functional bike with brakes and a helmet that meets Australian standards (AS/NZS 2063).
Queens Domain mountain bike track (car parking above the TasWater water tanks)
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(All ages) Nestbox Workshop - 10am-12pm

Saturday 6 July 2019
It’s not just people who need houses, creatures need a place to call home too! Discover the importance of habitat and build a very special ‘nest box’ for our winged friends. All materials will be provided and the nest boxes you build will be installed throughout Hobart’s bushlands and further afield.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - 10-11am

Wednesday 3 July 2019
Share stories of wild creatures, amazing plants and other tales of our natural world. There are places to explore and creatures to discover as we wander through the bush and take time to play. These activities will help children cultivate their curiosity, wonder and enchantment with our natural world. Please bring warm clothes and shoes or gumboots that you are happy to get dirty/wet. We also recommend bringing a snack and a spare set of clothes.
Knocklofty Reserve
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Guided Walk (with Auslan interpreter)

Saturday 22 June 2019
Join the Bush Adventures team for a hike into Wellington Park’s remote landscapes with wilderness guide Rob Armstrong and an experienced Auslan interpreter. You’ll be treated with spectacular views and gain insights into the unique environment of Wellington Park. Meet: The Springs, Pinnacle Rd, kunanyi / Mt Wellington When: 11am-2pm Tickets for this event are reserved for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The Springs
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Fungi Foray with Genevieve and David - Sun 26 May, 10-12:30

Sunday 26 May 2019
ADULTS. Join mycologists and authors of ‘A field guide to Tasmanian fungi’, Genevieve Gates and David Ratkowsky, on an autumnal exploration of all things fungi. This year’s fungi foray will take us wandering the forests of Fern Tree on the search of fruiting bodies (mushrooms) and their interconnected, interdependent mycelium networks. Be amazed by the diversity of forms, colours and species of fungi that live right here in Hobart. Get in fast this foray is LIMITED TO GROUP SIZE OF 10.
Fern Tree Park
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Weavers and Twiners: Aboriginal Cultural Event - Sat 25 May

Saturday 25 May 2019
ALL AGES EVENT 10-11:30am. Facilitated by the team from nita-education, this workshop builds connections between the oldest living culture on Earth and our present day life through conversations, storytelling and working hands-on with natural fibres. Both twining and rope making has been practiced by palawa people for more than 2000 generations. Join us to learn more about Tasmanian Aboriginal traditional practices.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Nature in the City: Protecting Hobart's Bushland Reserves

Wednesday 22 May 2019
As part of the International Day of Biological Diversity, Elise Jeffery from the City of Hobart's Fire and Biodiversity Team will introduce the newly-released ’Biodiversity Action Plan’. Join Elise and the Bush Adventures team and discover just how the City aims to improve the protection and management of Hobart’s rich biodiversity in its bushland reserves. Meet: Elizabeth Conference Room, 7 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.
Elizabeth Street Conference Room
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - Wed 22 May, 10-11am

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Help your child create a lifelong connection with nature. Designed specifically to introduce children to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest.
Queens Domain
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - Wed 15 May, 10-11am

Wednesday 15 May 2019
Help your child create a lifelong connection with nature. Designed specifically to introduce children to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest.
Myrtle Gully Track
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Birds on the Move & Nestbox Repairs - Sun 12 May, 10-11:30am

Sunday 12 May 2019
ALL AGES. Hobart’s diverse habitats are home to a great variety of birds but not all spend the whole year here. Of the 60 plus species regularly seen around Hobart, many are more cosmopolitan than you may imagine. Join us as we explore the fascinating movements of some of Tasmania’s migratory birds. For those keen to get hands on helping our feathered friends, we will have a number of nest boxes in need of finishing touches (nailing and painting) before being installed in Bushland Reserves.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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(Adults Only) Thark Ridge-Devils Throne Guided Walk (CANCELLED)

Saturday 11 May 2019
Please contact us directly if you are interested in Guided walks. Join the team on Saturday for a hike into Wellington Park’s remote landscapes. The wild landscapes of Wellington Park are inhabited by a great diversity of remarkable and curious vegetation and wildlife. Join the Bush Adventures team for a guided walk and explore the area in safety and wonder. Meet: Big Bend Carpark, Pinnacle Rd, kunanyi / Mt Wellington When: 10am-3pm
Big Bend Carpark
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(Adults) Bush Walking 101 - Thu 9 May, 6-7pm (CANCELLED)

Thursday 9 May 2019
We can help you to plan and enjoy your very own Bush Adventures. We’ll cover the basics of what’s involved in selecting walks, planning routes, being prepared for potential challenges and how to use these walks to deepen your ecological understanding and connections.
Elizabeth Conference Room
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - Wed 8 May, 10-11am

Wednesday 8 May 2019
Help your child create a lifelong connection with nature. Designed specifically to introduce children to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Appreciating Tasmania’s Biodiversity: Atlas of Living Aus (CANCELLED)

Thursday 2 May 2019
If you are interested in learning more about the Atlas of Living australia, please email us at bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au ADULTS. The Atlas of Living Australia is a free, online database that gives you access to information about Australia’s amazing native plants, animals and other organisms. Join us for an evening presentation and discover how this incredible resource can help you learn more about Hobart’s biodiversity and beyond.
Elizabeth Conference Room
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - Wed 1 May, 10-11am

Wednesday 1 May 2019
Help your child create a lifelong connection with nature. Designed specifically to introduce children to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest.
Site 9
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(All ages) The AMAZING Race - Sat 27 Apr, 10-11:30am

Saturday 27 April 2019
It’s an AMAZING world made more AMAZING by getting outside and playing with friends!! Wear your running shoes and tie your laces in double knots. The AMAZING race will sort the clever kookaburras from the rest. Race around the reserve, compete in bush-themed challenges and collect tokens from each event. Only one team can win!
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Where Our Wild Things Are - Fri 26 Apr, 6-8 pm (NEW TIME) (CANCELLED)

Friday 26 April 2019
(NEW TIME 6-8pm) When the sun sets and the night sky is filled with stars many of our native animals emerge from their dens, hollows and homes to spend the night on the hunt and feeding. Join us for a special night walk and discover what’s out there as well as taking home some handy hints for your own night adventures. (ALL AGES EVENT) Bring: A torch and warm clothes.
Waterworks Reserve (at entrance to reserve)
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(7-10 years) Nature Photography - Wed 24 Apr, 10-11:30

Wednesday 24 April 2019
Would you like to capture a picture of your favourite spot, share a scenic photo with friends, or figure out how to take a picture of the tiny wonders that abound in our bush? We’ll teach you a trick or two on getting the best nature pictures to share with friends and family from the macro world to stunning panoramas. Bring: Please bring you own camera/phone. Please let us know if you would like to borrow one as we do have some spares available.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Explorers Discovery Walk - Tue 23 Apr, 1-2:30pm

Tuesday 23 April 2019
7-10 YEARS OLD. There’s magic to be found in exploring. The evidence is in: exploring the natural world is important for kids’ emotional, social, and physical development. Bring your curiosity and a sense of wonder (we have plenty to share!) and we’ll learn who calls the mountain home and how life on the mountain is filled with amazing, mind-boggling connections. Join us for a real adventure in Hobart’s incredible bushland reserves.
Myrtle Gully Track, end of Old Farm Road
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Bush Explorers Discovery Walk - Tue 23 Apr, 10-11:30am

Tuesday 23 April 2019
5-7 YEARS. There’s magic to be found in exploring. The evidence is in: exploring the natural world is important for kids’ emotional, social, and physical development. Bring your curiosity and a sense of wonder (we have plenty to share!) and we’ll learn who calls the mountain home and how life on the mountain is filled with amazing, mind-boggling connections. Join us for a real adventure in Hobart’s incredible bushland reserves.
Myrtle Gully Track, end of Old Farm Rd
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Go Wild Go Solo: Change of Location & Time, 10am-1pm

Thursday 18 April 2019
Due to forecast snow and strong winds we have moved this activity to Waterworks Reserve. Look out for the flag on entry. Bring a friend or two and share in the adventure. Bring: Weather appropriate clothing, wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, small backpack, water bottle and food.
Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Explorers Discovery Walk - Wed 17 Apr, 10-11:30am

Wednesday 17 April 2019
5-7 YEARS OLD. There’s magic to be found in exploring. The evidence is in: exploring the natural world is important for kids’ emotional, social, and physical development. Bring your curiosity and a sense of wonder (we have plenty to share!) and we’ll learn who calls the mountain home and how life on the mountain is filled with amazing, mind-boggling connections. Join us for a real adventure in Hobart’s incredible bushland reserves.
The Springs, Wellington Park
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(7-10 years) The AMAZING Race - Tue 16 Apr, 10-11:30am

Tuesday 16 April 2019
It’s an AMAZING world made more AMAZING by getting outside and playing with friends!! Wear your running shoes and tie your laces in double knots. The AMAZING race will sort the clever kookaburras from the rest. Race around the reserve, compete in bush-themed challenges and collect tokens from each event. Only one team can win!
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
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Bush Adventures @ the Trackcare Dig Day (FREE)

Sunday 14 April 2019
Come and join the Bush Adventures team for some specially crafted kids activities as part of the Trackcare Dig Day. - Kids specific track building - Fungi Hunting - Nature Journaling Kids can participate in both the Trackcare work and Bush Adventures activities. (Ages 4-12)
Missing Link TrackCare site
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(All ages) Where Our Wild Things Are - Fri 12 Apr, 7-9pm

Friday 12 April 2019
When the sun sets and the night sky is filled with stars many of our native animals emerge from their dens, hollows and homes to spend the night on the hunt and feeding. Join us for a special night walk and discover what’s out there as well as taking home some handy hints for your own night adventures. Bring: A torch and warm clothes.
Waterworks Reserve (at entrance to reserve)
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - Thu 11 Apr, 10-11am

Thursday 11 April 2019
Help your child create a lifelong connection with nature. Designed specifically to introduce children to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest.
Site B Waterworks Reserve (just inside entrance to reserve)
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - Thu 4 Apr, 10-11am

Thursday 4 April 2019
Help your child create a lifelong connection with nature. Designed specifically to introduce children to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest.
Lambert Gully Reserve
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(All ages) Nestbox Workshop - Sat 30 Mar, 10am-12pm

Saturday 30 March 2019
Learn how you can help our furry and feathered friends find a home among the gum trees. Discover the importance of habitat and help build and paint a very special ‘nest box’ that’ll provide valuable habitat for years to come. All materials will be provided and the nest boxes created will be installed throughout Hobart’s Bushlands and further afield. Please BYO paint smock/old clothes for children if they wish to paint.
Site 9 Waterworks Reserve
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - Thu 28 Mar, 10-11am

Thursday 28 March 2019
Help your child create a lifelong connection with nature. Designed specifically to introduce children to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest.
Halls Saddle, Cnr Huon Rd and Chimney Pot Hill Rd
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(2-5 years) Bush Stories - Thu 21 Mar, 10-11am

Thursday 21 March 2019
Help your child create a lifelong connection with nature. Designed specifically to introduce children to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest.
Queens Domain Community Hub
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Bush Stories - create connections with nature (2-5yrs)

Thursday 21 February 2019
This activity is designed specifically to introduce little ones to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobarts incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest. Not just for the kids, these sessions also help parents and carers feel more comfortable in the bush and build your own eco-literacy.
The Springs, Pinnacle Rd, kunanyi/Mt Wellington
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Bush Stories - create connections with nature (2-5yrs)

Thursday 14 February 2019
This activity is designed specifically to introduce little ones to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobarts incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest. Not just for the kids, these sessions also help parents and carers feel more comfortable in the bush and build your own eco-literacy.
Site 2 Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Wild Yoga (Adults) CANCELLED

Friday 8 February 2019
Start your day in the best possible way with an outdoor yoga session. A fun, energising mix of yoga and pilates-style exercises to stretch, align and strengthen your body and mind. We connect with our beautiful bush surroundings to enhance our practice and set ourselves up for the day ahead. Suitable for all abilities. Please bring a towel or exercise mat to lay on.
Ancanthe Park, Lenah Valley Rd, Lenah Valley
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Bush Stories - create connections with nature (2-5yrs)

Thursday 7 February 2019
This activity is designed specifically to introduce little ones to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobarts incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest. Not just for the kids, these sessions also help parents and carers feel more comfortable in the bush and build your own eco-literacy.
Ancanthe Park, Lenah Valley Rd, Lenah Valley
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Bird Walk and Talk with the Dynamic Duo (Adults)

Saturday 2 February 2019
Not to be missed! Book early to reserve your spot. Join avid birders Don Knowler and Denis Abbott as they share a tale or two of our fine feathered friends. Don and Denis will lead a wander and chat through the Waterworks Reserve exploring all things avian. Meet: Site 9 Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
Waterworks Reserve, just inside the gate on Waterworks Rd, Ridgeway
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Discovery Walk (5-7yrs)

Friday 1 February 2019
There’s magic to be found in exploring. Exploring the outside world is important for kid’s emotional, social, and physical development. Bring your curiosity, sense of wonder (we have plenty to share) and become a bush explorer for the morning. Meet: End of Old Farm Rd, South Hobart
End of Old Farm Rd, South Hobart
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Bush Stories - create connections with nature (2-5yrs)

Wednesday 30 January 2019
This activity is designed specifically to introduce little ones to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobarts incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest. Not just for the kids, these sessions also help parents and carers feel more comfortable in the bush and build your own eco-literacy.
Lambert Gully Reserve, End of Lambert Ave (off Sandy Bay Rd), Sandy Bay
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Nestorama (5-7yrs)

Thursday 24 January 2019
Who’s that flittering by? What made that sound, how can a bird weighing less than 10g and no opposable thumbs create a treehouse high in the canopy? Come and play ‘spotto’ with our winged wonders and see how many birds you can find in our bush. We’ll also find out some of the tricks of the nest-building trade and make our own nests! Meet: Waterworks Reserve, Site 9, Waterworks Rd, Ridgeway
Waterworks Reserve, Site 9, Waterworks Rd, Ridgeway
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Wellington Falls Expedition (10-14yrs)

Thursday 24 January 2019
Wellington Falls is a must see for all Tasmanians. Tucked away behind kunanyi/Mt Wellington sits the majestic waterfall surrounded by dolerite cliffs. To get there we’ll ride our bikes along the pipeline track then hike in, have a lunch at-top the falls before making the return journey home. Bring: Bicycle (please ensure bikes are in good working condition) and helmet, weather appropriate clothing, including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy shoes, backpack, water bottle and lunch.
Carpark, Corner of Huon and Morphetts Rd, Neika
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Bush Stories - create connections with nature (2-5yrs)

Wednesday 23 January 2019
This activity is designed specifically to introduce little ones to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobarts incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest. Not just for the kids, these sessions also help parents and carers feel more comfortable in the bush and build your own eco-literacy.
Knocklofty Reserve, carpark at the end of Forest Rd, West Hobart
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Nature Photography Walk-shop (7-10yrs)

Tuesday 22 January 2019
Would you like to capture a picture of your favourite spot, share a sunset picture with friends or figure out how to take a picture of the tiny wonders that abound? We’ll teach you a trick or two on getting the best nature pictures to share with friends and family from the macro world to stunning panoramas. Bring: Please bring you own camera/phone. Please let us know if you would like to borrow one as we do have some spares available.
The Springs, Pinnacle Rd, kunanyi/Mt Wellington
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Nest Box Workshop (All ages)

Saturday 19 January 2019
Learn how you can help our furry and feathered friends find a home among the gum trees. Discover the importance of habitat and help build and paint a very special ‘nest box’ that’ll provide valuable habitat for years to come. All materials will be provided and the nest boxes created will be installed throughout Hobart’s Bushlands and further afield. Please BYO paint smock/old clothes for children if they wish to paint.
The Springs, Pinnacle Rd, kunanyi/Mt Wellington
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CANCELLED Bush Drama (7-10yrs)

Friday 18 January 2019
Can you hoot like an owl? Laugh like kookaburra? Jump like a joey? Slither like a snake? Unleash your inner wild creature and join us for a morning of drama and improvisation. It’s a great chance to get creative and active as we ignite our imaginations with some fun and engaging bush drama games. Meet: Waterworks Reserve, Site 9, Waterworks Rd, Ridgeway
Waterworks Reserve, Site 9, Waterworks Rd, Ridgeway
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CANCELLED Bandicoots Bush Bingo (5-7yrs)

Friday 18 January 2019
Can you find all the treasures, as you follow your nose and unravel the clues? Who’ll be first to call BUSH BINGO. Come dressed as you favourite Tasmanian animal and join a team as we explore the wonders of Waterworks on a hunt for natural treasure. Meet: Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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Rockpool Ramble (5-7yrs) (CANCELLED)

Thursday 17 January 2019
At the edge of the shore, where the land meets the sea is a special world of creatures galore. See slithering snails and spear welding anemones, search for crabs and tiny critters as we discover who lives here and how they survive and thrive in the rockpools of the River Derwent. Meet: Long Beach South BBQ, Long Beach, Sandy Bay
Long Beach South BBQ, Long Beach, Sandy Bay
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Flora the Explorer Tiger Trails (2-5yrs)

Thursday 17 January 2019
For thousands of years the Tasmanian tiger roamed wild over these lands. Join Flora and friends as we discover the importance of taking care of the places and creatures who call Tasmania home.
Mount Nelson Signal Station, End of Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson
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Bush Stories - create connections with nature (2-5yrs)

Wednesday 16 January 2019
This activity is designed specifically to introduce little ones to the joys of the outdoors with a focus on fun, exploring and a cultivating a sense of wonder for all things wild. Each week we visit one of Hobart's incredible Bushland Reserves, meander our way down pathways and pads to find our very own “Story time” spot amongst the forest. Not just for the kids, these sessions also help parents and carers feel more comfortable in the bush and build your own eco-literacy.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway.
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Beach Games (All ages)

Tuesday 15 January 2019
It’s Bush Adventure big day out with summer time games at the Long Beach. Sandcastle building, treasure hunts, creature creations, and bubble popping races there’s so much to do at the beach this summer. Join us for an afternoon of fun and laughs at Long Beach this January. Meet: Long Beach South BBQ Area, Long Beach, Sandy Bay.
Long Beach South BBQ Area, Long Beach, Sandy Bay.
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Wild Yoga (Adults)

Monday 14 January 2019
Start your day in the best possible way with an outdoor yoga session. A fun, energising mix of yoga and pilates-style exercises to stretch, align and strengthen your body and mind. We connect with our beautiful bush surroundings to enhance our practice and set ourselves up for the day ahead. Suitable for all abilities. Please bring a towel or exercise mat to lay on.
Mount Nelson Signal Station, Nelson Road, Mount Nelson
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The AMAZING race (All ages)

Saturday 12 January 2019
It’s an AMAZING world made more AMAZING by getting outside and playing with friends!! Wear your running shoes and tie your laces in double knots. The AMAZING race at Mt Nelson will sort the clever kookaburras from the rest. Race around the reserve, compete in bush-themed challenges and collect tokens from each event. Only one team can win!
Mount Nelson Signal Station, End of Nelson Rd, Mount
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Mandala Magic – nurture your inner artist (5-7yrs)

Friday 11 January 2019
We all benefit from using our imagination and getting the creative juices flowing. Join us for a morning of imagination, creation and fun as we explore the art of mandala making, through the creation of ephemeral artworks from natures treasure box. Meet: Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway.
Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway
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kunanyi/Mt Wellington 3D Peak to Park Adventure (10-14yrs)

Wednesday 9 January 2019
From the summit we’ll head out into the wilds of South Wellington, head down the historic Ice-house Track to the Springs, from here the group will choose their route to continue to Fern Tree. Bring: Weather appropriate clothing, including a wind/rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, small backpack, water bottle and a snack for the trail. Note: Pick-up is at Fern Tree Park, corner of Huon Rd and Summerleas Rd, Fern Tree (near Fern Tree Tavern).
The Pinnacle/Summit, Pinnacle Rd, kunanyi / Mt Wellington
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The AMAZING race (7-10yrs)

Tuesday 8 January 2019
It’s an AMAZING world made more AMAZING by getting outside and playing with friends!! Wear your running shoes and tie your laces in double knots. The AMAZING race at Knocklofty will sort the clever kookaburras from the rest. Race around the reserve, compete in bush-themed challenges and collect tokens from each event. Only one team can win! Meet: Knocklofty Reserve, Carpark at the end of Forest Rd, West Hobart
Knocklofty Reserve, Carpark at the end of Forest Rd, West Hobart
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Flora the Explorer Creature Creations

Tuesday 8 January 2019
Flora is always looking out for our Bushland creatures as she wanders through the bush with her friend. Who lives amongst the gumtrees? Who’s that hiding beneath the bark? Did you hear that sound, are we being followed by a bird? Come for a wander and then get creative and with natural materials.
Knocklofty Reserve, carpark at the end of Forest Rd, West Hobart