Botany Bay, in Southern Sydney, has been an important place throughout Australia’s history. This trip will look at how Botany Bay has changed over time and how natural areas persist and are cared for in an urban environment. The first stop is Joseph Banks Reserve near the 3rd runway at Sydney Airport where you will see how Botany Bay has changed over time and continues to change. The next stop will provide an Aboriginal perspective at nearby Kendrick Park on the Cooks River. You will then cross the Georges River and head to the RAMSAR listed Towra Point Nature Reserve to learn about programs to control deer, fox and weeds. Lunch will be at “Cook’s Landing Place” in Kamay Botany Bay National Park where you will learn about the meeting of two cultures. Final stop is at Taren Point Shorebird Reserve to hear from local volunteers about the migratory shorebirds.
Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 7.30am – 4.30pm
Capacity: limit of 25 people
Cost: $25 pp
Catering: Picnic style morning tea and lunch will be supplied by a local caterer.
Transport: This trip is by coach and will depart from the International Convention Centre at 7.30am and will take approximately 30 minutes to get to Botany which is Stop 1 on the itinerary. The same coach will take you to all other stops along Botany Bay to Taren Point, returning to the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour by 4.30pm.