Learn about wildlife apartments, visit trees that existed before Adelaide, and discover the inspiration for Snugglepot and Cuddlepie!
Discover what is under the sea at the Marine Discovery Centre - an afternoon of aquatic delights and hands-on play.
This future-themed dinner will playfully explore how our relationship with food and nature may change over the next 50 years
Tamaru from Deadly Mob will discuss Kaurna’s relationship with their land and how it impacts spiritual and cultural health and wellbeing.
Come and try nature journaling at your community garden.
Learn how to build backyard bird boxes and contribute to local habitat restoration projects
Beautiful and impermanent, learn how to make an organic sculpture that will gently return back to nature.
Reconnect with self and nature and join us for a day of yoga and creativity
Bringing together all environmentally focussed groups in the Campbelltown Council area for a day of workshops, community, and nature.
Our fashion choices have a huge environmental impact and can be tricky to navigate. Learn how to reduce your fashion footprint.
What’s the buzz about pollination? There's more to it that you might realise and it’s not just a job for bees.
Wayapa® - Ancient Earth Mindfulness Connection.
Want to help save our beautiful oceans? Come along and find out how, why, and more!
Join David Speirs, the Minister for Environment and Water for a tour of Adelaide’s newest National Park.
A guided walk discussing native vegetation, waterways and their management in urban spaces.
Participate in this year's Nature Festival Food Swap, to meet and chat with like-minded people for fresh, local and delicious goods.
This year at the Nature Festival, we are holding a Seed Swap workshop at the Bower Cottages Community Centre in Semaphore Park.
Tour the gardens, learning about the history of ephemeral art and see the creations of the prior workshop before they return to nature.
Reconnecting with one another and the origins of our food through a seed sowing workshop, speed dating style.
Caring for and loving the Christ Church Healing Garden and Parklands Creek
Experience nature and spirituality through personal spiritual reflection.
Join author, Trevor Nottle for an intimate evening at Carrick Hill for ‘Creating a Legacy of Trees: some things take 100 years'
Tour of the St Peters Billabong, a wetland and a haven for native wildlife.
Guided tours of the world’s largest collection of eucalypt species.
Carve a nature themed sculpture from ancient limestone
A guided walk through the Gemtree Ecotrail to learn Aboriginal history and native plant life
A gentle 19km cycle around our in-TREE-guing Adelaide Park Lands, celebrating trees, birds, bees and the centenary of the SA Forest League.
A family friendly, outdoor gathering with conscious dance, nature connection and weaving with natural materials.
Wara Wayingga Tennyson Dunes - tours to show you more than meets the eye on the Adelaide coast 10am - 3pm
Come and enjoy the splendour of the Beaumont House garden in full bloom.
Family Friendly Birding Walking Tours
Draw, write and scribble for a deeper appreciation of the natural wonders around you.
Grassy Shadows is a ephemeral drawing workshop exploring native grass landscapes that once heavily inhabited the Adelaide plains.
Navigate your way around an orienteering course in the South-East Parklands! Runners, walkers, teams and individuals - all welcome!
See a community garden in action, bringing back the butterflies info, paint your own pot, composting and worm farm.
A clean-up with a twist: help make a peace dove from rubbish collected during our Onkaparinga River clean-up.
Come and discover the wonderful kingdom of fungi!
Take time out to connect with nature, yourself & others at this low-fi half day retreat, with yoga, nature journaling, & a healthy high-tea.
Experience nature and spirituality through emerging native garden and Indigenous art.
Learn all about our local frogs and then go for a walk around the Arbury Park Outdoor School ponds to discover more.
Listen to amazing 4 part harmonies while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Oaklands Wetlands Reserve
Discover the historic garden and restored habitat at Michael Perry Reserve in the City of Burnside
Learn tips and skills for observing, drawing and thinking about the natural world as we explore the Common Ground community garden.
How does an apple core turn into a carrot? Find out this and more at this fun play that brings the wonder and magic of compost to life.
Interactive art session for all ages using traditional forms of contemporary Aboriginal art
Learn the fundamentals of propagating heirloom seeds to get the best results for bountiful summer salad crops
Nature Frames… explores how we encounter nature through a series of temporary performance-based interventions across the City of Adelaide.
Come along to a guided tour of The Joinery, our community environment centre in the heart of the city.
‘Nature in the Hills/Suburbia’ - An introduction to nature journaling.
Discover the creatures of the night in this fun and interactive ramble, suitable for all ages!
5049 Coastal Community is bringing our local environment to you, in an event to celebrate our local nature (and why we love it).
Connect with your kids and share a unique experience in nature.
A guided appreciation and biodiversity tour of Heywood Park, Unley as part of 2020 Nature Festival.
Horticulture and biodiversity experts from the City of Adelaide will lead small groups to discover and learn about the treasures of our City
Join our resident Arborist, Ben Hall to learn about the importance of water sensitive urban design and it’s association to our urban forest.
Cubbies by the Creek - Morning Session
Join Trees For Life field staff on a leisurely guided walk through the beautiful Beaumont Common. Enjoy the nature of Burnside.
Spend time in nature and learn simple sketching tips
Tuesday Talk - Dr Ralph Body on Hans Heysen and his creative response to trees.
Tai Chi classes in Hurtle Sq/Tangkaira for #TreePoseForThePlanet, a new tree planting social media campaign.
In this curator-led tour, learn about the secrets entwined in the plant collections while enjoying the beauty of Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
A wander around Byards Road Wetland discovering the creatures of the night.
Learn tips for packing light, low-waste meals for your next camping or hiking adventure.
Anyone can make nature art ! Join in this state-wide 10-day creative challenge. Upload your creation to form an exquisite online gallery.
Do you wonder how the world looks early in the morning or what wildlife wakes before we do?
Nature Journaling is a relaxing way to learn some top drawing and story-telling tips.
Bring your family to seek out and learn more about the local flora and fauna around Taperoo Dunes.
Step into a piece of Adelaide's original grassy plains and discover rare and fascinating plants and insects close up from local experts!
Join our Metropolitan Coastal Conservation Officer Matt Endacott as he takes you on a one hour tour of the Kingston Park Cliff Face
COTA SA art workshops for older people... reflecting the beauty of nature in the City of Adelaide.
Explore the evolution of the Australian landscape and the importance of the River Red Gum.
Explore why nature connection is so important - learn tips and tricks to fit small doses of nature into your daily life.
A fascinating panel discussion exploring the idea of nature, why it matters and to whom, our connections, our stories and our dreams
Do you love South Australia's bushland as much as we do? Join a BAT and learn heaps while helping to look after a precious patch.
Join us at the Compost Thursday workshop to learn more about composting, and worm farming.
A beach ramble discovering the creatures, plants and other treasures that wash up on the shoreline and live on the reef.
Guided walk and talk with our City of Adelaide Horticulture Staff
Learn how to build a native bee hotel and explore the special role of native bees.
A fascinating walk across Port Adelaide connecting places to stories, folklore and history exploring to the human connection to animals.
A guided tour of the magnifecent gardens at Stangate House.
In this curator-led tour, discover the extensive collection of water-wise plants from Southern Australia and South Africa.
Join us for a brief introduction to the local environment of the Adelaide Plains from a contemporary Indigenous Kaurna perspective.
Walk under the bats and chat with experts
A guided night walk around Oaklands Wetland discovering the plants and animals that call this place home
A panel discussion with special guests exploring how COVID has reconnected us with the importance of nature in our everyday lives
Interactive touchscreen stories about the Kaurna seasons of Kudlilla and Wilutti.
Dave will take you on a special guided tour along our beautiful coast and introducing you to the creatures on our doorstep
Come and data map the gum trees (analog + digital) in Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6)!
Celebrate the diversity of 124 species of eucalypts with a guided tour at Adelaide Botanic Garden!
Join us for the launch of My Celia by Laura Wills and Will Cheesman. Exhibiting from Friday 2nd October - Friday 13th November.
Roving singer-songwriter, natural wine, tapas, the open air at a cafe founded with sustainability at our heart
A free series of pre-recorded music performances by local Adelaide Hills artists in their favourite natural environment.
Guided walk with Hindmarsh Greening
Grow your own green sanctuary at home with all the tip and tricks you need to growing native garden plants to look their very best.
Use your senses to connect with nature in the peaceful practice of Forest Bathing - 'bathing' ourselves in the natural environment.
Stories of the land and food of the Warki tribe
See nature through a new lens with this introduction to basic photographic concepts.
Guided tour of the Hallett Cove Intertidal reef- Explore, discover and photograph.
An exclusive slow picnic & wildlife event in the Adelaide Hills. Enjoy some child-free time as you unwind & connect with nature.
Be Natural Poetry Slam - one poem, two minutes, no props, no costumes, no music, just you and the power of your words.
Experience the sights and sounds of Adelaide Botanic Garden like never before in this unique after-dark event.
Discover the unseen and multifaceted coastal landscape of the Fleurieu Peninsula from above. (28 Sept - 26 Oct)
Help create a story for Bassett Street Reserve
Come for a walk with us during the 2020 Nature Festival to learn about the amazing work being done at Semaphore, Largs and Taperoo Dunes.
Chat to local volunteers and see a short film about the Port River's ecology and residents; optional self-guided Environmental Walk.
Discover more about early conservationists Hans Heysen and Douglas Mawson at this afternoon under the trees at The Cedars, Hahndorf.
Due to popular demand, second night added! Experience Adelaide Botanic Garden like never before in the special after-dark event.
A beautiful nature playground right in the heart of Myponga.
Get outdoors and get crafty these school holidays at Adelaide Zoo!
Local gardeners and cooks share their favorite herbs for online displays with The Semaphore Pantry
An international colaboration increasing biodiversity awareness through citizen science
Explore a nineteenth century silver mining and ore processing operation. Learn about the ingenuity of the Cornish miners and their families
From flower crowns and nature potions to wildlife spotting and veggie gardening, discover ways to embrace the outdoors this season.
Fleurieu Coast free bike hire is available at the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, Smiling Samoyed & The Jetty Caravan Park
Each day another much loved plant arrives with a story of its life in relationship to the world of humans
Upload & tag #treeposefortheplanet in a pic of you and/or your friends and family in "tree pose", & we'll plant a tree on your behalf!
Use our self-guided bingo card to explore the garden at The Joinery.
Grab a permit and have a go at catching dinner!
Covid has reminded us of the importance of nature in everyday lives. What insights have you had in creating a new 'better' normal?
We’re going on a bear hunt @ the Freeling Wetlands
The 3.3km loop track takes you through open plains, forested areas and native vegetation.
Enjoy a short walk with the family to Ingalalla Falls.
See what you might encounter in marine parks and along the SA coastline in this free guide developed by Nature Play SA
A 5km self guided heritage walk around Second Valley
This self-guided trail leads you along the historic elm carriageway, which has been a fixture of the Adelaide Park Lands since the 1880s.
Artist Peter Drew's poster to celebrate Boomers Beach
Enjoy a 12km hard hike with breathtaking views!
Explore Port River with self-guided Environmental Walk, via Visit Port Adelaide app.
Native Flowers join Diners at The Banksia Tree Café
Explore the biodiversity of the iconic Green Carpenter Bee through a new interactive display at the South Australian Museum.
Investigate the highly biodiverse space between the land and sea, and contribute to science by participating in the Great Southern BioBlitz!
A 12.5km challenging walk. From Inman Valley head up James Track and follow the Heysen Trail markers up to Sugarloaf and Moon Hill
National parks, botanic gardens and other natural spaces are ideal places for our curiosity and imagination to run wild.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world through stunning images by professional, emerging and junior photographers.
A 3.2km return hike for experienced hikers. Hike to a secluded cove where Deep Creek meets the ocean.
This school holidays join us for a special experience with the crew of the Discovery Centre at the South Australian Museum.
Why not hop on your bike and check out the different native bee hotels in the Adelaide Park Lands.
Join Professor Andy Austin in conversation with Dr Steve Donnellan as they explore the wonders of parasatoid wasps.
Use your mobile phone to navigate around an orienteering course! Free to use & go when it suits you! Register to receive the instructions.
Follow the Story Trail signs to discover the wonders of nature and read A Walk in The Bush!
Challenge yourself to discover the biodiversity of Adelaide’s unique bird community.
Discover the names of plants that are native to your area by searching for clues.
Enjoy a moderate 4km return hike down to Deep Creek Waterfall .
Join in on the Great Southern BioBlitz by discovering the biodiversity of life found in your backyard!
Patrons of the Drummer Boy Café share their most loved cacti to celebrate daily cactus life
Explore the hidden, unique and ancient forest on the Great Gum Flat Adventure
Reflect on the deeper source in a variety of nature creations made by Largs locals displayed in the vast expanse of the church windows.
Explore the City’s amazing natural Grasslands! Pop-up interpretive and self-guided Trail and booklet you can download or pick up.
As part of the Great Southern Bioblitz, let's make September 26th moth night around the Southern Hemisphere. Join in the fun!
The Ultimate Adelaide Park Lands trail is a 19.5km loop around the city and can be explored on foot or by bike.
The Wirrarninthi Environmental Education Trail is a chance to learn about the environment with a series of sculptures to see along the way.
This self-guided trail leads you to see some of Adelaide's most beautiful trees and green treasures.
10 days of encounters, events and experiences to celebrate our love of nature in South Australia.