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Imaginative nature play area opens at Phillip Island’s Koala Conservation Reserve
A new nature play area recently opened at Phillip Island’s Koala Conservation Reserve, designed for children to create their own fun and be imaginative as they jump, run, sit, crawl and climb throughout the different areas that showcase some of the island’s native species – an Eastern barred bandicoot burrow, a honeyeater nest and a koala deck.
Recycled timbers were sourced from the plantation at the Koala Conservation Reserve, as well as Churchill Island, to allow for a sustainable and aesthetic design that complemented the surrounding woodland.
The new nature play area is located at the front of the Koala Conservation Reserve, so paid entry is not required. It’s the perfect place for families to bring along a picnic and spend some time getting back to nature with their children.
Nature will also be a feature of a new mural artwork being created by renowned contemporary artist Jimmy Dvate. Wildlife will be celebrated in this mural that is set to feature native species including a honeyeater, a curlew and more.
Dvate has previously completed a series of stunning and very popular murals for the Nature Parks including one on the Nobbies visitor centre, and two that adorn the shearing shed at Churchill Island.
Work will be starting on the walls of the old Chisholm centre on Wednesday 30th June, with Dvate expecting the project to take approximately ten days to complete.
21st May 2020 - Phillip Island’s penguins gain international attention
21st April 2020 - Phillip Island trains terrier pup to protect wildlife
5th March 2020 - Upcoming Australian GT race at Phillip Island cancelled
12th December 2019 - Phillip Island Nature Parks introduces exclusive pass for locals
18th September 2019 - Phillip Island marks anniversary release of Eastern Barred Bandicoots
14th August 2019 - Phillip Island Nature Parks pays tribute to the World’s Rangers
22nd September 2017 - Fox-free Phillip Island to play key role in bandicoot conservation
30th March 2017 - New Chief Executive named for Phillip Island Nature Parks
24th March 2016 - Phillip Island Nature Parks welcomes visiting Rangers
15th March 2016 - Community makes the most of new features at Phillip Island Nature Parks
16th December 2020 - Event highlights the importance of developing Nature Play across NSW
22nd June 2020 - Nature play at the heart of new South Australian National Park
7th November 2019 - Australia’s biggest Outdoor Classroom Day led by Nature Play WA
28th May 2018 - Cairns Nature Play recognised as Queensland’s top playspace
26th November 2017 - New Nature Play space opens in Cairns
18th October 2017 - $4 million Nature Play Garden officially opened in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands
27th February 2014 - Western Australia’s Nature Play initiative goes national
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