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2017 Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference - Informed Guiding: Discovering the mystery and magic of our Gardens

Post Conference

Walking Tours on Thursday Afternoon

For those staying in Canberra after lunch on Thursday, two slightly longer (1.5 to 2 hours) and more strenuous guided walks are being offered. The Bushland Nature Walk  is easy to medium on uneven ground, with steps and short steep sections. The distance is approximately 3.2km return and will take fit walkers about 1.5 hours..The Summit Walk is a steady climb to the top on a surfaced track with a very steep section near the top. The distance is approximately 4km return and will take fit walkers 1.5 to 2 hours. Both explore the Gardens and nearby Black Mountain. The Bushland Nature Walk in the ANBG is being led by ANBG guides.  The Summit Walk is co-led by ANBG guides and guides from the Friends of Black Mountain. Informaton about both these walks can be found on the ANBG website. Flyers will be in your conference bags and you can sign up for these walks during the conference

Post-Conference Full Day Tour on Friday

Picture: Alison Turner

Join us on this day adventure to a little visited corner of Australia, the Monaro High Plains. Following the route of the now disused Queanbeyan to Bombala railway, we will arrive in Nimmitabel perched high on the Great Dividing Range. Here the creeks drain east into the Snowy River and onto the sea, while the westerly ones join the young Murrumbidgee flowing 900 km to reach the Murray.

We will visit three gardens lovingly crafted as lush oases in an otherwise dry, drought and frost-prone land.

Picture - Alison Turner

Hear stories about early settlers, admire the historic buildings, enjoy the scenery of the Murrumbidgee river corridor and learn about the 1916 Snowy River March. 

Cooma is our last stop, and weather and time permitting we include some extra surprises to make this trip a fitting finale to your conference visit.

Morning tea and lunch included. Depart ANBG at 07:45 / University House 07:55. Arrive back approx. 18:00

Photographs: Alison Turner



Last updated on 19 April 2017

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