Wooditjup Bilya Community Connections

27 March 10.00 am – 3.00 pm Rotary Park, Margaret River

Connect with Wooditjup Bilya at this FREE Community Event for all the family.

Wooditjup Bilya, the Margaret River, retains a high diversity of habitat types and ecological values and is culturally significant to the Wadandi People. Spending time along Wooditjup Bilya for many in our region contributes to our south west lifestyle and connects us with our local environment.

Join Nature Conservation and its partners at Rotary Park on Saturday 27 March to celebrate the Margaret River and connect with its natural and cultural values.
Come along between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm and enjoy guided walks, information stalls, and art and entertainment. Food and drinks available.

The Undalup Association and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River will open the event with the renaming ceremony for the A-Class Reserve, now known as Nguraren Kalleep.

The event will run across both sides of the Margaret River. Information stalls, music, art and food vans will be located at Rotary Park. Across the bridge, the Old Settlement will be open to visitors as well as the Hairy Marron Café for fantastic coffee and cakes.

Wooditjup Bilya Community Connections if generously funded by the Augusta Margaret River Shire Community Events Grants Program.

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Guided Walks – Please register early places are limited

Please note, all children must be accompanied by an adult. For all walks please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing, bring personal sun and rain protection and a water bottle. 

Cultural Walks : 10.50 to 11.45 am | 12.20 to 1.15 pm

Walk with Isaac Webb from the Undalup Association along the banks of Wooditjup Bilya to hear about the Wadandi Cultural values of the river. The walks will leave from the new Wooditchup Bilya National Park signs at the start of the walk trail at Rotary Park.

Birdwatching Walk: 1.30 – 2.30 pm

Christine Wilder, the coordinator of the local BirdLife Australia’s Cape to Cape Bird Group, will take you on an informative and insightful walk along the banks of the river in search of local birdlife. Please bring along your own binoculars. The group will meet at the new Wooditchup National Park signs at the start of the walk trail in Rotary Park.

Nocturnal Nightstalk: 6.30 – 8.00 pm

As the sun is setting over Margaret River, step out into the A-Class Reserve, recently renamed Nguraren Kalleep, with a knowledgeable guide from Nature Conservation Margaret River Region, to explore the wonders of the forest at night. The meeting point will be the A-Class Reserve gravel carpark on the corner of Bussell Highway and Carter’s road. Bring a torch. Long pants and warm jumper or jacket also recommended.

 

Getting there

Rotary Park is located on Bussell Highway in the town of Margaret River. Car parking at Rotary Park is limited, please consider car-pooling or riding bikes. Alternative Parking is available around the Margaret River town site, in particular along Ned Higgins Lane, with just a short walk to Rotary Park.

For those riding bikes, temporary bike racks will be available on the day next to the Hairy Marron Cafe. * Please ensure you collect your bike by 3.30pm on the day, as this is the time the bike racks will be removed from the site.

Accessibility

There is one ACROD car bay within the Rotary Park car park and one all access toilet. There are sealed paths within Rotary Park linking most information stalls. These paths include areas of varying gradient. The information stalls themselves are on unsealed ground.

The ground on the southern side of the river around the Old Settlement and Hairy Marron Café is unsealed and very steep in many areas.

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