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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. For more details on all these activties and to see the terms and conditions please visit www.hobartcity.com.au/bushadventures

Current Events

Past Events

  • 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. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
    Long Beach Reserve
  • 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Long Beach Surf Life Saving Pavilion
  • 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. Please ensure bikes are in good working condition. Parent/carer free activity - full supervision provided
    Water Tank
  • 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Long Beach Surf Life Saving Pavilion
  • 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
  • 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! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Site 8, Waterworks Reserve
  • 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. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
    Site C (inside main entrance)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
  • 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
  • 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.
    Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
  • 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.
    Big Bend Carpark
  • 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. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
    Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
  • 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
  • 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. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
    Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
  • 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. ?
    Site 9, Waterworks Reserve
  • 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)
  • 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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