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Coasting : Issue 11 May 2010
19 www.coastingtoday.com.au COASTING ADVENTURE Visit our website for many more wonderful gift ideas! All orders can be placed on line at: www.asmallindulgence.com.au A Small indulgence has a gorgeous range of Glycerine and Olive Oil Soaps, Gift Packs and Hand Creams which makes the perfect gift for all occasions. All products have natural ingredients. No chemical preservatives are used. The olive oil soaps are made with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. No dyes, synthetic fragrances or alcohol are used. All orders and products are gift packaged with delightful natural wrappings. c8742130-6May Love the night life The NPWS night tours are popular all year round. "So many of Australia's unique animals are nocturnal and it's not often that people get to see these animals, such as gliders, possums and owls," Susan said. "Experiencing the bush at night is very exciting for adults and children alike and our night tours always fill up quickly." Many of the tours are family friendly -- and often it is the children who make the tours so much fun. "All ages enjoy the guided tours, but generally the kids are so enthusiastic and totally absorbed in their surroundings that their enthusiasm captures the imagination of the adults," Susan said. "We really are all kids at heart so it's rewarding to step back and imagine you are a child again, exploring for the first time." Some of the NPWS activities, such as bush crafts and dip netting, are especially for children. "Dip netting definitely brings out the adventurer in children as they discover the small animals that live in our creeks," Susan said. A tour to suit No matter what your interest there is likely to be a suitable activity. Each of the walks, talks and tours on the program is listed with information about its duration and level of difficulty. At a glance, people can see if the listed activity is suited to their level of fitness and interest. The key piece of advice, though, is to get in early. "We have limited numbers on our activities and some are particularly popular," Susan said. Go to www.wildwildworld.com.au for the latest program or register with the Discovery co-ordinator on 4320 4205 to get the program by email. "Remember to bring along the appropriate gear, such as sun protection and sturdy footwear, and the most important thing is to have fun," Susan said. Upcoming activities Here's a sample of the Discovery activities scheduled for the coming weeks. For the entire list go to www.wildwildworld.com.au. May 8: Saratoga History Walk (rated easy). Learn about the early history of Saratoga on this pleasant stroll around the foreshores. Duration: 3 hours. Cost $5 per person. May 13: Thursday Trailblazers -- Moonee Beach inside Munmorah State Conservation Area (rated medium). A 5km trek along beach and a rock platform, including exploration of a cave and historic ocean jetty. Duration: 4 hours. Cost $7 adults, $5 seniors. May 15: Great North Walk over 14 days (rated hard). A popular 260km trek through valleys, mountain tops, rivers, beaches, farmland and national parks. Duration: 14 days. Cost $250 for 14 days, or $20 per day (for each day you choose to participate). May 22: Wild, Wild World -- Pindar cave and waterfall in Brisbane Water National Park (rated medium). Walk to Pindar cave and return, with lunch on Pindar brook above a beautiful waterfall. Duration: 3.5 hours. Cost $10 per person. May 29: 4WD Discoverer Explorer Series -- River valleys to the high ranges (rated easy). Discover the rugged beauty of the ranges behind locked gates inside Dharug and Yengo national parks. Duration: 8 hours. Cost $20 adult, $10 child. June 7: Monday Meanderers -- The rock gardens of Popran National Park (rated medium). A fascinating walk on the 248 track with a climb to Mount Olive for views over the Hawkesbury River. Duration: 5 hours. Cost $7 adult, $5 senior. EXCITEMENT: Spotting native animals on a spotlight tour is a buzz for the kids. Picture by Michael Clayton-Jones. Picture by Kris Madden. Picture by Glen McCurtayne
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