The times given here
are Eastern Daylight Saving (Summer). Actual events will depend upon
weather, tides and group requirements. The field trip will not be
cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
am: Depart Sydney, lunch at Berry, and last minute photographic
supplies at Nowra. Briefing on environment during the journey.
Hyams Beach about 11.30am and checked into accommodation.
Lunch at HB Store.
Introduction to the geology and marine environment. Opportunity for
swimming in the usually superb clear water of the Bay. Involves rock
hopping along wave cut platforms (if tide allows) to Greenfieldís
Beach returning along NPWS track to Chinamanís Beach and inland
through ancient dunes to Hyams Beach. Free time on return
Workshop on the walk (Vegetation, geology, photography).
Great photo opportunities
dark: If tide low, some may be interested in observing rock pool life.
over the Bay
Walk along Seamans Beach (swimming as we go), observing the effect of
wave erosion, range of dune vegetation returning inland behind the old
dunes to the Village. Stops along the way for discussions on the
(approximate and depends on need and when participants return):
Workshop on problems encountered and further discussion of
Lunch Ė Individually organised.
Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens, Cave Beach and Wreck Bay.
Return to accommodation and free time.
Barbecue and workshop.
Climb escarpment to heath and walk to Old Quarry. Landcare discussion
on revegetating the area. Return along Scribbly Gum Walk to
Chinamanís Beach and Hyams Beach.
Late breakfast - early lunch HB Store.
2:00pm: Depart for
Sydney returning via Royal National Park to view the rock cut platforms.
of Bherwerre Landcare Group
of other Jervis Bay environment organisations.
National Park representative.
Botanic Gardens representative.