Bush Adventures


The Bush Adventures program offers our community unique and engaging nature-based activities.

On offer year-round in the city's bushland reserves, the program promotes the use, enjoyment, and appreciation of Hobart's natural environments, from the mountain to the river.

With activities for children of all ages, families and adults, Bush Adventures is a great way to connect with your local environment.

Learn about the native creatures who call Hobart home, and enjoy the multitude of benefits spending time in nature gives.

Activities include:

  • Bush Stories (2- 5 yrs.)
  • Nocturnal Tours (all ages)
  • Waterbug monitoring (all ages)
  • Discovery walks (all ages)
  • Nest Box Workshops (all ages)
  • Go Wild Go Solo adventures (10-14 yrs.)
  • Dorney House Tours (adults)
  • Rockpool rambles (all ages)

A new program come out each season. Full Winter Program OUT SOON.

For all bookings, please visit our Trybooking page: Bush Adventure bookings.

Winter program 2022

Our Bush Stories activities are back, running every Thursday morning 10-11.30 am. Bush Stories (2- 5 yrs.) connects kids and nature in a safe, fun, and caring environment.

Bush Stories gives children the chance to move, play, imagine and activate all their senses as we explore the wonders of nature.

We find a spot to sit, snack, and relax along our mini journey. At the same time, Ranger Lilly reads a story of wild creatures, unique plants, funky fungi, and other tales of our natural world.

Join us for a winter adventure and help your child develop their innate instincts to explore, appreciate and care for our natural world.

Bookings are essential for all Bush Adventures

  • Family events are open to children of all ages.
  • Children can only be booked into Bush Adventures activities suitable for their age.
  • Out-of-age siblings can attend under the supervision of a parent/guardian - free of charge.
  • An adult must accompany children - except Go Wild Go Solo events, 10-14 years.
  • Just for Adults, events are for participants 16 years and older.
  • Don't hesitate to get in touch with us with any questions or suggestions: bushadventures@hobartcity.com.au

Mailing list

Receive the Bush Adventures program every season when you join the Bush Adventures Mailing List.

Terms and conditions


Activity Age Requirements

Children can only be booked into Bush Adventures activities suitable for their age.

For our Bush Kids program, out-of-age siblings can attend under the supervision of a parent/guardian - free of 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 and parent/care attendance is not required.

Activity Pricing

All ages activities are $5.50 per person.

Child activities are $5.50 total per child, with accompanying adults and out-of-age siblings free of charge.

Go Wild Go Solo activities are $8.80 per child.

Adult targeted activities are $8.80 per person.

(This fee includes a 50c booking fee applied by the trybooking website).

Activity Conditions

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

FOR ALL ACTIVITIES please bring a drink of water and healthy snack. Always wear suitable clothing for the weather and conditions.

Look out for the Bush Adventures flag when arriving at any activity.

Unfortunately, ACTIVITIES MAY BE CANCELLED in the event of unsuitable weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

All booked participants will be notified in the case of cancellation and a refund, less the booking fee, will be issued.


Should you have any queries about any of the activities, please feel free to contact us.

Phone: 03 6238 2886

Email: parks@hobartcity.com.au

Please do not attend any activity if:

  • You or your children are unwell.
  • Have been in contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID.
  • Are awaiting a COVID test result.
  • Have been instructed to self-isolate.