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Bush Adventures

The City of Hobart Bush Adventures program offers activities in local bushland reserves for specific age groups from 2 year olds to adults.

Winter Program 2015

Join a winter Bush Adventure

Download the Bush Adventures Winter Program and Bush Adventures Winter Calendar.

This season our youngest bush kids can explore Beaumaris Zoo or head to Hobart LINC where stories will come to life. 5-7 year olds can discover more about bugs and birds or make monotremes and mobiles. Our oldest bush kids will be heading further afield, under the water to discover a spotted fish with hands and all the way south to Antarctica.

Go Wild, Go Solo participants can build up their search, rescue and first aid skills this winter, or build a nest box for local wildlife. Families can also join in the free nest box building workshop or take on another challenge – orienteering at night.

For adults our winter seminar series is back and this year all four seminars are free. Find out more about fungi, spiders and devils, then join a follow up fungi field trip. For an alternative guided walk join Brendan Lennard to discover the history of the Queens Domain.

Bookings are essential for all Bush Adventures activities. For enquiries and bookings call the City of Hobart on (03) 6238 2886.

Free Winter Seminar Series for Adults

Come along to a free winter seminar

This winter you can meet some of Tasmania's biological experts over drinks and nibbles. Discover what they have learnt and hear about some amazing projects currently underway in our bush.

Dr Genevieve Gates - The Ecology of Wild Tasmanian Fungi - Wednesday 10 June

John Douglas - A Peek into the Fascinating World of Tasmanian Spiders - Thursday 18 June

Associate Professor Alastair Richardson - Sixteen Legs: Tasmanian Cave Spiders - Monday 17 August

Stewart Huxtable - Tasmanian Devils: the Science of Cancer and Conservation - Thursday 20 August

Download the Winter Seminar Series Program or Bush Adventures Winter Program for details.

Free National Tree Day Activities for Schools

Celebrate National Tree Day for Schools

To celebrate National Tree Day this year Bush Adventures is offering free activities for schools.

Nest Box Building Workshop - Friday 24 July

Discover what types of animals live in tree hollows and why they are so important, then create a nest box (artificial tree hollow) for local wildlife. Suitable for all school children, Kindergarten to Year 12. Held at the Sustainability Learning Centre, 50 Olinda Grove, Mt Nelson.

Tour through the Trees - Monday 20 July to Thursday 30 July

Discover why trees are so important in our local environment through a range of games and challenges. Suitable for all primary school classes, Kindergarten to Year 6. Held at your school within the City of Hobart or in a local City of Hobart bushland reserve.

 Download Free National Tree Day Activities for Schools for details.

Private Group Bookings

Book a Bush Adventure for your group

Private Bush Adventures activities for schools and other groups can be arranged for a time that suits your group. Tailored activities to meet specific needs can also be arranged. If you would like more information contact the Bushland Interpretation Officer on (03) 6238 2140 or via email.

Keep Up To Date

Like Bush Adventures on Facebook and let us know what you thought of your latest Bush Adventure, receive reminders about free upcoming activities, and keep up to date with the Bush Adventures program.

Join the Bush Adventures mailing list and receive the Bush Adventures program every season.

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For enquiries and bookings call the City of Hobart on (03) 6238 2886.


Bush Adventures

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email hcc@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001