COVID-19 update: Nearer to Nature excursions are now available for booking within the guidelines of each venue. Schools can also book incursions dependant on their school policies. We are planning to offer our usual range of Summer School Holiday activities. All Nearer to Nature activities have a Covid-19 Safety Plan.

As the situation changes we will keep you up-to-date with any changes to programming or other relevant information.

Getting children and adults out and about exploring nature has never been easier! Nearer to Nature provides opportunities for families, community groups and overseas and interstate visitors to take part in fun, hands-on, activities in the natural environment.

Offering programs from diverse locations across the metropolitan area and and in the south-west and covering a variety of ecosystems, there is no better way of getting out and about in nature.

In addition to the popular school holiday activities, Nearer to Nature can design a program to accommodate a community group of any size or age. Your group booking will have the added flexibility of having your experience last from one hour to a whole day, or even longer.

Nearer to Nature supports the department’s initiative of connecting people with our parks.

Book activities online

You can now book community activities online. Simply download the activities calendar and brochure (requires adobe acrobat reader) below for information. All activities can be booked on our Explore Parks what's on page.

Activities and events

  • Sparkling summer activities calendar and brochure

    Nearer to Nature Sparkling Summer activities calendar and brochure

    Browse the calendar and find out about fun nature-based activities.
    Event information, pricing and contacts.

    pdfDownload the calendar of activities and brochure1.96 MB

    Book now

  • Nearer to Nature Discovery Club card

    Nearer to Nature Discovery Club membership

    For only $15 per year for the whole family, Discovery Club members enjoy members-only discount prices, four member-exclusive events a year, early email out of the upcoming seasonal program and quarterly newsletter. 

    Join now


Browse the map below to view activity locations. Please refer to the activity calendar and brochure for dates and times.