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Canoeing, bugs and whales school holiday activities

Canoeing, bugs and whales are just some of the amazing Nearer to Nature activities, available for those aged four and above these summer school holidays.

South of the river, activities are run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife at Woodman Point and Canning River Eco Education Centre from Wednesday 6 January to Saturday 13 February. Activities are also held north of the river and in the Perth Hills.

The popular Canning Canoeing Quest, for ages 11-14 years, sees older children paddle up the Canning River in three-seater Canadian canoes looking for clues to solve a riddle and uncover stories about the river.

Other activities at the centre include Damsels and Dragons, an interactive activity where children aged five to eight years uncover the mysteries of dragonflies and damsels and jump into their delightful world. 

The Wild about Whales activity, run at Woodman Point, is also for five to eight-year-olds to learn about dolphins and whales. Children can discover more about their weird and wonderful behaviours and have a great time with games, bones and tales.


Nearer to Nature program coordinator Jill Francis said the summer school holidays provided an excellent opportunity to get children out and about, experiencing all that nature has to offer.

“This is a fantastic time for children and their parents to discover more about our amazing native animals, our unique culture and the importance of our bushland,” Ms Francis said.

Ms Francis said the activities were very popular and bookings were essential.

For further information about activities and session dates and times, visit Call Nearer to Nature on 9295 2244 to secure your child’s adventure in nature today.


Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media 9219 9999