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AUTUMN PROGRAM 2018 Outdoor Activities for Everyone Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives. Thomas Berry


Welcome to the Bush Adventures Autumn Program 2018 Rocks need skipping. Holes need digging. Water needs splashing. Bugs and frogs and slimy stuff need finding. This autumn join Bush Adventures as we search for fungi, uncovering a wonderful world of shapes, form and colour. We will have adventures on bikes, on foot and in the water, so come and be amazed by the wonders of nature. All of our activities are great opportunities to make an “outdoor day” of it. Pack a picnic, take a stroll, wrap-up for warmth and prepare for a little bit of rain. It’s Hobart, the bushland city where there’s always an adventure awaiting. Want to explore more but don’t know where to go? Jump onto the Greater Hobart Trails website and choose your own adventure. www.greaterhobarttrails.com.au If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback please get in contact on 6238 2886 or email bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au. We look forward to seeing you out and about this autumn! BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL ACTIVITIES

For enquiries and bookings please contact the City of Hobart on 6238 2886.


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Waterworks Reserve Night Walk Fri 20 April, 5.30–7.30 pm Hobart’s bushland comes alive at night as our nocturnal creatures are out and about. Join us at the Waterworks Reserve and see who is grazing on the lawn, scurrying through the trees and floating silently in the air. Meet: Waterworks Reserve, Site A, near front gates, Ridgeway. Family Fungi Foray Sat 12 May, 9.30–11.30 am Fungi are one of the most fascinating and important organisms on Earth. If you’ve ever wanted to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the fungi kingdom and its wonders join us for a wander in the woods. Meet: Fern Tree Park, Fern Tree (opposite Fern Tree Tavern).


BUSH KIDS These sessions are designed for specific age groups and include a variety of engaging and educational, naturebased activities. 2–5 YEARS Flora the Explorer’s Water Play Fri 20 April 1.30–3 pm Discover the magic of water and go with the flow. We will explore the Sandy Bay Rivulet to see who calls the water home. Kids will also create a special waterinspired artwork to take home. Meet: Site 9, Waterworks Reserve, Ridgeway Flora the Explorer’s Painters Play Tue 24 April, 10–11.30 am Follow Flora and discover where artists have roamed and masterpieces made. Play with paint, mix the colours of nature and create your very own work of art. Meet: Knocklofty Reserve parking and picnic area, end of Forest Road, West Hobart Bush Stories It’s story time in the bush. Sit among gum trees, share in a story 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 for some nature play. Wed 4 April, 10–11 am Meet: Carpark at end of Tara Street, Hobart Rivulet – Linear Park, South Hobart Wed 11 April, 10–11 am Meet: Ferntree Park, Fern Tree (opposite the Fern Tree Tavern) Mon 16 April, 10–11 am Meet: Meet: C3 Church, 64 Angelsea St, South Hobart Wed 25 April Meet: Waterworks Reserve, Site 9, Ridgeway Thu 3 May, 10–11 am Meet: Carpark, Corner Upper and Lower Domain Roads, Queens Domain Thu 10 May, 10–11 am Meet: Mount Nelson Signal Station, Mount Nelson


Meet: Waterworks Reserve, Site 9, Ridgeway Thu 3 May, 10–11 am Meet: Carpark, Corner Upper and Lower Domain Roads, Queens Domain Thu 10 May, 10–11 am Meet: Mount Nelson Signal Station, Mount Nelson Thu 17 May, 10–11 am Meet: Myrtle Gully Track, End of Old Farm Road, South Hobart Thu 24 May, 10–11 am Meet: Cartwright Reserve, Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay. 5–7 YEARS Monotreme Magic Tue 17 April, 10–11.30 am Who would have thought a mammal could have a beak like a bird or lay eggs like a reptile. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about our web-footed, duck billed platypus or quill back echidna then be amazed as we take you on an adventure into monotreme magic. Meet: Hobart Linear Park, Tara Street entrance, South Hobart Sensory Sensation Tue 24 April, 1–2.30 pm How does an eagle find food from so high up in the sky? Why are wildflowers so colourful? What sound does a bat make? Discover the wonder of the natural world’s sensory sensations. Meet: Ancanthe Park, Lenah Valley Road, Lenah Valley Bush Bingo Scavenger Hunt Fri 27 April, 9.30–11 am Explore Knocklofty Reserve looking for all sorts of wonderful treasures along the way. Will you be the first to call Bush Bingo! We’ll also make a great bush art creation to take home! Meet: Knocklofty Reserve parking and picnic area, end of Forest Road, West Hobart


7–10 YEARS Never Eat Soggy Weet-Bix Navigation Skills Mon 23 April, 10–11.30 am Can you navigate like Bear Grylls in the bush? This navigation adventure will help you make sense of contours, compasses and the basics of finding your way. Meet: Carpark, corner Upper Domain and Lower Domain Road, Hobart. (Near Botanical Gradens) The AMAZING Race Fri 27 April, 1–2.30 pm Wear your running shoes and tie your laces in double knots. The AMAZING race at Knocklofty Reserve 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 parking and picnic area, end of Forest Road, West Hobart Ride the Loop Sat 12 May, 1.30–3 pm 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 hills on Hobart’s new Summit Loop Track. Meet: Middle car park, above the TasWater tanks, on the unnamed road leading to the Queens Domain summit. Note: Participants need to bring their own fullyfunctional bike with brakes and a helmet that meets Australian standards (AS/NZS 2063). GO WILD, GO SOLO ‘Go Wild, Go Solo’ is for kids aged 10–14 keen to have their own bush adventures. Parental supervision is not required but for the safety of everyone involved please ensure your child/teenager can undertake independent and physically challenging activities. If you would like more information please visit hobartcity.com.au/BushAdventures or phone 6238 2886. Thark Ridge Hike


‘Go Wild, Go Solo’ is for kids aged 10–14 keen to have their own bush adventures. Parental supervision is not required butGO forSOLO the safety of everyone involved please GO WILD, ensure your child/teenager can undertake independent ‘Go Wild, Go Solo’ is for kids aged 10–14 tolike have and physically challenging activities. If youkeen would more their own bush adventures. Parental supervision is not information please visit hobartcity.com.au/BushAdventures required for2886. the safety of everyone involved please or phonebut 6238 ensure your child/teenager can undertake independent and physically challenging activities. If you would like more Thark Ridge Hike information please hobartcity.com.au/BushAdventures Thu 26 April, 10 amvisit – 12.30 pm or phone 6238 2886. Join us for an adventure on kunanyi/Mt Wellington as we Ridge exploreHike the wild, boulder-filled Thark Ridge Track in Thark an incredible alpine environment. This is a walk for the Thu 26 April, 10 am – 12.30 pm adventurous! Join us for an adventure on kunanyi/Mt Wellington as Meet: Meet:the Big Bend carpark, Pinnacle we explore wild, boulder-filled Thark Road, Ridge Track in kunanyi/Mt Wellington an incredible alpine environment. This is a walk for the Bring: Weather appropriate clothing, including a wind/ adventurous! rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, Pinnacle a small backpack, water Meet: Meet: Big Bend carpark, Road, bottle and healthy lunch and snack. kunanyi/Mt Wellington Bring: Weather appropriate clothing, including a wind/ rain jacket, sturdy closed shoes, a small backpack, water bottle and healthy lunch and snack.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL ACTIVITIES For enquiries and bookings please contact the City of Hobart on 6238 2886. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL ACTIVITIES For enquiries and bookings please contact the City


APRIL Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20

Bush Stories Nature Play Forum

Bush Stories

Nature Play Day Monotreme Magic Bush Stories Night Walk Flora the Explorer’s Water Play

Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Never Eat Soggy Weet-Bix Navigation Skills Tue 24 Flora the Explorer’s Painters Play Sensory Sensation Wed 25 ANZAC DAY Bush Stories Thu 26 Thark Ridge Hike Bush Bingo Scavenger Hunt Fri 27 The AMAZING Race Sat 28 Sun 29 Fungi Foray at Fern Tree Mon 30

Colour coding system for activities Bush Kids 2-5 Years Bush Kids 5-7 Years Bush Kids 7-10 Years

Go Wild, Go Solo 10-14 Years For the Whole Family Just for Adults


MAY Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3 Fri 4 Sat 5 Sun 6 Mon 7 Tue 8 Wed 9 Thu 10 Fri 11 Sat 12

Growing Wilder at Cascade Gardens Bush Stories

Bush Stories Atlas of Living Australia – Introductory Session Family Fungi Foray Ride the Loop

Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Bush Stories Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Bush Stories Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 31

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL BUSH ADVENTURES. For enquiries and bookings please contact the City of Hobart on 6238 2886 (BH). Be the first to receive our program every season. Join our mailing list at www.hobartcity.com.au/bushadventures and or call us on 6238 2886 (BH) to register.


ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS Our Activities for Adults program offers rewarding, engaging and relaxing social recreation for mature audiences. Fungi Foray at Fern Tree – with Genevieve Gates Sun 29 April, 10 am – 12.30 pm 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. Prepare to 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. Meet: Fern Tree Park, Fern Tree (opposite Fern Tree Tavern) Cost: $10 per adult (tea/coffee and light snack provided) Growing Wilder at Cascade Gardens Wed 2 May, 10 am – 2 pm Bush Adventures and the Positive Ageing Team host a delightful day out at the Cascade Gardens, South Hobart. Enjoy morning tea, a gentle guided walk then sit back, enjoy some music and lunch. Meet: Mathers House, 108-110 Bathurst Street, Hobart Note: All bookings for this event are through Mathers House, phone 6234 1441. Cost: $15 per person (includes food and a return bus from Mathers House). Atlas of Living Australia – Introductory Session Thu 10 May, 6–7.30 pm 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 or Hobart’s biodiversity. Meet: Elizabeth Conference Centre, 7 Elizabeth Street, Hobart Cost: Free Event (bookings essential)


Bushcare, Trackcare and Cragcare Groups Various dates and locations, throughout the year Bushcare volunteers make a huge difference to the health of Hobart’s bushland reserves. Get involved in bush regeneration, track development and maintenance, and be part of a vibrant community doing something truly meaningful for our city and natural world. It’s also a great way to have fun and make new friends. Children are also welcome to join these groups. Contact our Bushcare Coordinator for more details on 6238 2884.

BE THE FIRST to receive our program every season. Join our mailing list at hobartcity.com.au/BushAdventures or phone us on 6238 2886 (BH) to register. PLEASE NOTE activities may be cancelled in the event

of unsuitable weather conditions such as severe fire or wind warnings or unforeseen circumstances. All booked participants will be notified via text or a phone call in the case of cancellation. A refund or credit will be given if this occurs.

FOR ALL ACTIVITIES please bring water to drink and a healthy snack. Always wear suitable clothing for the environment and conditions. CHILDREN can only be booked into Bush Adventures programs suitable to their age. For our Bush Kids program, out-of-age siblings can attend without charge. We ask parents/guardians to be mindful that siblings do not detract from the enjoyment and engagement of others. The Go Wild, Go Solo program has a strict minimum age of 10 years. BOOKINGS are essential for all Bush Adventures. For enquiries and bookings please contact the City of Hobart on 6238 2886 (BH). Printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable based inks.

Bush adventures autumn 2018  
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