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    Discovery Walk - Semaphore & Largs Dunes

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    Event description

    Discovery Walks are designed to connect you with the nature and community and are offered by Port Environment Centre with a range of walking lengths and locations.

    We invite you to join us for our walk between Semaphore and Largs dunes.

    Learn about this fragile ecosystem and the valued work of volunteers to educate and protect by restoring natural habitats and minimising threats to the plants and animals that call this place home.

    This walk is approx. 4km over a 2 hour period and a moderate level of fitness is needed.

    If you would prefer to walk one way only (to Largs) you have the option to organise your own lift back to Semaphore via taxi/uber/family if you choose – please just let us know on the day.

    Meeting spot: shelter sheds at Semaphore Foreshore (on the grassy area between Semaphore Jetty and the Carousel.

    Meeting time: please meet the group at 9.45am so we can all be ready to start promptly at 10am

    Initially we walk along the coastal path with volunteers who share their knowledge of the biodiversity within the dunes and the conservation work completed by volunteers. We return along the beach (weather permitting) back to Semaphore.

    Walking surfaces include footpaths, soft sand, grass and may include some gentle inclines and declines.

    There are toilets located at the start/finish spot at Semaphore foreshore area and near the Largs Bay Jetty.

    What to wear/bring:

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Sun protection (hat, suncream, sunglasses)
    • Raincoat (if wet weather is forecast)
    • Filled water bottle
    • Snack/fruit
    • Backpack or bag to carry loose items
    • Personal items such as medications eg puffers
    • Camera (optional)

    Participants under the age of 18 years must have a registered ticket and be accompanied by an adult.

    Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel if the weather forecast predicts unsafe conditions for our leaders and the public eg severe weather or thunderstorms – we will notify you with as much notice as possible should this happen.

    For event enquiries please contact the Port Environment Centre on 0488 229 925 or email

    Please note that

    • numbers are limited and everyone must book to attend
    • please let us know if you have booked and then are unable to attend
    • participants are encouraged to maintain physical distancing of 1.5m
    • please stay away if you are unwell
    • there will be no shared food or drink - please BYO drink bottle and supplies

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