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City of Hobart - Bush Adventures Program

The City of Hobart's Bush Adventures Program wants all of us to love and care for Hobart's Bushland Reserves. We run a diverse range of activities and events to help you fall in love with nature and expand your understandings of the importance that healthy and diverse eco-systems play in all our lives.

Current Events

Past Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thursday 15 October 2020
    Whether you are interested in flora, fauna, fungi, or the whole gamut of life that surrounds us, there’s something for every nature lover on iNaturalist. This powerful app is a field guide, a connection to expert advice in your pocket, an image library, and a way to contribute to something bigger as a portal to many citizen science projects. Join us for an introduction to making the most of this powerful tool on your next outdoor adventure.
    Elizabeth Conference Room
  • 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
  • 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