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Bush Adventures

The City of Hobart’s Bush Adventures program offers people of all ages the chance to explore, enjoy and discover the wonders of nature around Hobart.

Current Events

Past Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.
    Knocklofty Reserve
  • Thursday 2 May 2019
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Saturday 11 May 2019
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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