COVID-19: Nearer to Nature has a COVID-19 Safety Plan covering a range of measures including a contact register, mask wearing and physical distancing where required, and cleaning. In addition, most activities are conducted out-of-doors and our staff are all up-to-date with current vaccination requirements.

Nearer to Nature excursions are available and schools can also book incursions dependant on their school policies. We continue to offer our usual range of school holiday activities.

We will respond to State Government directives and health advice, and adapt the measures we have in place to provide COVID-safe venues. We will also work with teachers to meet school requirements, and change bookings if needed, to ensure students can benefit from hands-on learning in the environment.

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


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