Spring has arrived on the South Coast and our Regional Wildflower Garden and Australian Wildlife Park are bursting to life with beautiful blooms, new baby animals, and a range of wonderful springtime activities for all ages to enjoy.
During the school holidays, go on the Gnome Hunt and see if you can spot all twelve gnomes waiting to be found. Hidden throughout our Wildflower Garden, the gnomes can be spied in trees and on the ground. With each gnome discovered, there will be an interesting insect fact ready to be uncovered.
Then head to our Wildlife Park to learn about the unique trails left behind by some of the resident animals at the pop-up “Tracks and Scats Discovery Station”, an interactive exhibit on display for the duration of the holidays.
At 12:30pm every Monday and Thursday this season, excluding public holidays, you can join a “Garden Highlights Walk & Talk” through the Regional Wildflower Garden. Each walk focuses on what is flowering and will give you an opportunity to discover some of our regions hidden treasures.
The Albany Plein Air Group return this spring with their Inspired by Nature art exhibition and sale, as part of the 2022 Southern Art & Craft Trail. This free exhibition features a wonderful variety of artwork by ten artists of local landscapes and seascapes, as well as a selection of nature-inspired paintings. On display and sale from 24 September to 9 October, gallery open 9am to 5pm daily.
Immerse yourself in Albany’s beautiful Regional Wildflower Garden for a day of plein air painting with Watercolour & Wildflowers – A Plein Air Workshop by Ros Jenke. The first workshop on 29 September has sold out, so make sure to book your place for the second workshop on 6 October, as places are limited.
Our popular Nocturnal Wildlife Tours return for four nights only, 27 & 29 September and 4 & 6 October. Meet our amazing Aussie animals and passionate wildlife keepers on this ‘after dark’ guided tour. Bring your family and friends to discover the nocturnal furry, feathered and scaly wildlife in a whole new light. Bookings are essential, as places are limited.
Spring is an ideal time to enjoy our region, and the spring activities we have planned will delight visitors and locals alike.