Co-hosted by: Australian Plants Society Harbour Georges River Group, Wolli Creek Preservation Society
APS HGR, along with the Wolli Creek Preservation Society (WCPS), are hosting the Earlwood picnic on behalf of NCC. Our event will be held in the picnic areas at Girrahween Park. There will be guided bush walks in the morning followed by a BYO picnic lunch. For the bush walks, you can go in any of 4 directions – longer bush walks up or down stream, short walks on paved paths up or down the hill. Even if you have walked through the valley before, see it from a different perspective, with members of the wider community sharing their views. For lunch, there are BBQ hot plates available, or bring a picnic. Cold tap water only. This is an opportunity to learn about ongoing initiatives to protect nature, and discuss ways to conserve & improve our local environment. There is much activity in the Harbour Georges River area, across a variety of groups.
About Girrahween Park:
Wolli Creek flows though the land of the Bidgigal clan of the Eora nation. Girrahween Park is part of the Wolli Creek Regional Park - the Valley, not the suburb.
The bush has grown a bit more lush since the photos were taken.
There are 3 picnic areas near each other. The main one (photo 1) near the toilets has 3 covered tables and 4 other tables, plus 4 electric BBQ plates. The lower area (photo 2) has 4 tables & 1 extra bench. There is also an area nearer the Fauna Street entrance with 3 more tables. So we can accommodate lots of people.
To get to the park by car - Park in the Earlwood shopping centre lower car park and follow our signs to walk down the wooden steps to Fauna St. The park entrance is through the boom gate on your left. The gate will be open, but this is only for disabled guests, as there is no on site parking available.
Arriving by public transport – Bardwell Park station is a short walk away, across the creek. There are busses along Homer Street through the Earlwood shops.
Please RSVP via this page!