This trip will see you exploring the COSS, a network of reserves supporting native bushland on the Central Coast. The first stop is to the Lookout which provides a perfect backdrop for the Welcome to Country by local Aboriginal man John Oates and a talk on the Aboriginal practice of using smoke to communicate. The next stop is morning tea at Copacabana Beach where you will meet representatives from Copacabana Bushcare who will showcase the amazing restoration work they have achieved on Copacabana Dunes. You will then visit a private property to meet a landholder who is committed to protecting their little piece of paradise and is a founding member of one of the first ever private Landcare groups formed on the Central Coast. Lunch will take place at Kincumba Mountain, the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the COSS where you will learn about this unique program developed to provide a continuous open space system for this stretch of urban coastline.
Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 7.30am – 4.30pm
Capacity: limit of 25 people
Cost: $50 pp
Catering: Morning tea will be supplied by Burnt Honey Bakery and vegetarian lunch will be supplied by Jesus ate Falafel.
Transport: This trip is by coach and will depart from the International Convention Centre at 7.30am and will take approximately 1.5 hours to get to Copacabana Beach which is Stop 1 on the itinerary. The same coach will take you to all other stops on the Central Coast, returning to the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour by 4.30pm.