Heritage Festival Woodlands Walks

Join us for three extraordinary woodlands walks, including a very special Aboriginal Cultural Heritage walk through Mount Majura, for the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

Kama Nature Reserve – 8AM, Saturday 18 April –  by donation
Join Greening Australia’s Nicki Taws and ornithologist Chris Davey as they walk you through the latest addition to Canberra Nature Park. Learn about the threats to these important woodlands and the conservation projects taking place, to reimagine what this area could look like if these projects are successful.

Kinlyside Nature Reserve – 10AM, Sunday 19 April –  by donation
Join lease-holder Craig Starr and ecologist Michael Mulvaney on a tour through the Kinlyside Nature Reserve. Learn about Craig’s experience managing and restoring this area, and Michael’s work on the Canberra Nature Map. Reimagine our boxgum woodlands as significant cultural and natural heritage areas.

Mount Majura Aboriginal Heritage Walk – 10AM, Sunday 3 May – $25
in collaboration with Canberra Archaeological Society (CAS)
Join Ngunawal descendant Tyronne Bell of Thunderstone Aboriginal Cultural Services for this special walk through Mount Majura’s box gum woodlands to uncover their indigenous cultural heritage. You’ll also hear from Tyronne about the importance of aboriginal land management in regenerating and managing forests after this summer’s horrific bushfires.

Limited capacity – register today!

Event FAQs

How will I find the start of the walk?
Closer to the walk we will send all registrants a more precise location. On the day, there will be a Conservation Council flag to help you find us.

What should I bring?
Good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, water, and a light snack such as an apple or muesli bar. Bring a camera or phone to contribute photos to the Canberra Nature Map, a citizen science project recording our flora and fauna.

How much do the walks cost?
Our Aboriginal Heritage Walk is a very special opportunity and costs $25 per ticket to cover our costs. The Kama and Kinlyside walks are both free, but donations are hugely appreciated to support our work.

How long are the walks?
Each of the walks will last approximately two hours.

Can I bring my children?
Yes! Children are welcome on the woodlands walks provided they are accompanied by an adult. Children under 12 are free. Please note the terrain may not be suitable for strollers or prams, so smaller children may need to be carried.

What will the funds raised go towards?
Your donations go towards the Conservation Council ACT’s efforts to protect the ACT’s biodiversity and waterways, to decrease our emissions through more renewable energy and improved active travel options, and reduced waste. We pursue these aims by engaging with the community and the ACT government to promote better environmental policies and practices.

Can I volunteer?
Yes! Let us know if you want to help out on our Woodlands Walks or our other work. Email communications@conservationcouncil.org.au if you are interested.