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Bush Survival

For those who want to 'go bush' and are happy to rough it.

"Go Walkabout" Overnight Bush Adventure

Minimum booking is for 2 people - aged 16 or older

Your experienced ranger will show you practical bush skills. This course is great for team building! It's interactive and hands-on.

This workshop includes bush tucker and medicine, temporary shelter building, tracking, improvisation in a crisis and much much more. This workshop is designed to promote a higher understanding of how to draw on the world around us to find the resources needed to survive. Participants learn how local Aboriginal people understood and worked with the Land prior to European settlement and influences. The Bush Survival Workshop is for 'over 16's' and does require a reasonable level of fitness. Hiking boots are a must, as well as long comfortable pants. We highly recommend long sleeve shirts too, as well as sunscreen, insect repellant and a hat.

What you don't get: There are no showers and no blow-up mattresses, and you will be cooking (and eating) your own food.

What you do get: You will see stars you'll never see in the city, and you'll experience the night world of the animals in a uniquely special way that most people never get to do.

Enjoying the world around us while being safe in the bush

This workshop is not a substitute for first-aid courses and will not equip you with all the tools needed to survive in the bush. However, it will introduce you to the bush in a responsible way. The team at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park maintains strict safety standards to minimise risk, but please remember this is the Australian bush and there are inherent risks in the environment. You do take part in this program at your own risk.

You will be scrambling over sandstone outcrops to visit ancient Aboriginal shelters wind-carved out of the ledges at Walkabout Park. You do need to wear good hiking boots and clothing suitable for scrambling along rock ledges. When you visit these shallow caves, newly re-discovered, you will see the signs of ancient Aboriginal habitation including ancient art work and stone structures.  Learn about bush tucker, bush medicine, bush tools and bush tracking. 

Private Groups

If you would like an exclusive experience, without other members of the public joining your group, please discuss this with us to see whether it would be possible for the date of your preference and what the charge would be.

Alcohol policy

No alcohol is allowed on this program.

What to Bring

  • Camera and spare batteries
  • Head-torch (you will need to keep your hands free) and spare batteries
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Hiking boots
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm jacket
  • Wet weather gear - this is an all-weather adventure
  • Sleeping bag (or this item is available for hire)

Available for purchase at the Visitor Centre

  • Basic toiletries
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Fresh-ground coffee
  • Pain tablets
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Bottled water
  • Rain ponchos

Go Walkabout Overnight ~ Pricing

$400 for 2 adults (minimum booking).

$100 per additional person sharing your tent.

$15 per person sleeping bag hire if required.

We are not able to cater for special diets, although you are welcome to bring your own picnic dinner and breakfast if you have special dietary needs.

Booking and payment policy

Bookings are essential, and may be made by email () or telephone (02) 4375 1100. Full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation policy & Terms & Conditions

100% Cancellation fee applies on all bookings. For late arrivals or last minute bookings please contact (02) 4375 1100. A current credit card plus photo ID must be produced on check in.

Cancellation by Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

This is an all-weather program. However, we may cancel dates due to severe unsafe weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control. Whenever possible, you will be contacted in advance and given the option of either rescheduling to another date, or receiving a full refund. In the event of bad weather, please call (02) 4375 1100 after 12 noon on the day of your booking to find out whether the program is going ahead. Note, cancellation due to weather is extremely unlikely as this is an all-weather event - bring your rain gear.

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