Tamar NRM Celebrating Tasmanian Native Plants

Discovery Series 09
Join specialist amateur botanist Roy Skabo for a 'walk and talk' from Cataract Gorge, First Basin to Sentinel Lookout and return.
For most people First Basin is a delightful park with flowering shrubs, huge trees and green lawns dissected by a beautiful river.
For native plant lovers it is special for another reason: the remnant native vegetation around the Basin and along the river’s edge. This is a harsh environment for plants; regular flooding, hot, dry summers and lots of rocks. Despite this, the Basin is a hot spot for threatened native plants like the south esk heath (Epacris exserta). In springtime, the beautiful native flowers are at their peak, providing an impressive display of colour.
This excursion will make people aware of the important natural values of Cataract Gorge and First Basin.
For more information contact: [email protected] or click here
Wear: Sturdy walking shoes, sun-protective clothing, and a hat. If raining... bring rain protective outerwear.
Bring: Sunscreen, Water bottle, snack, notebook and pen and camera.
Note: A guide to Flora in the Reserve will be supplied. This walk has sections of steep track and multiple sets of bush-style stairs. Not suited to strollers, wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.


  • October 22, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:30pm

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  • Sandra Astill
    published this page in Events 2022-10-05 14:45:04 +1100