A weekend of wildlife surveys!
We are very excited to announce our third Gold Coast Bioblitz! In November 2022, we will be exploring and surveying in the incredible Numinbah Valley flora and fauna. No matter your experience, this is the perfect opportunity for all natures lovers to spend time in the field with an enthusiastic expert. You are guaranteed to learn something new, develop your ID skills and connect with some fellow nature lovers.
There are a wide variety of surveys to join, so you’re sure to find something you love! Go on as many surveys as you like, choose from birds, reptiles, fungi, gliders, crayfish, mammal trapping, fish, glow worms, bees, macropods, flora, frogs, bats and more!
If you want to learn more about Gold Coast’s fascinating biodiversity then this is the event for you! As well as our many wildlife surveys we have a whole program of environmental workshops, presentations and activities going on at basecamp, so join us with the family for the whole weekend!
This year we are excited to announce the introduction of kid’s surveys. These will be fun, educational, and interactive walks around basecamp for the little ecologists. You can book bunk beds, spend the weekend doing wildlife surveys, attend workshops and connect with other environmental enthusiasts.
Tickets will come on sale October 13th.
More info on our website: https://watergum.org/gold-coast-bioblitz/
The ultimate package for a weekend of all-inclusive food and accommodation.
Make the most of the weekend and stay with our accommodation at the Bornhoffen Centre. Children under 5 are free.
You will have the option to purchase meal tickets for the following meal times:
*Fees apply for adults and children aged 5-12 years. Children under 5 are free. Dietary options are available. Please indicate when purchasing your tickets of any dietary restrictions. You are NOT allowed to bring your own meals, meal tickets must be pre-purchased.
If you are looking to visit during the day and attend workshops or surveys, a daily fee will apply for the days of visit.
Choose from a range of guided surveys featuring a range of flora and fauna options, perfect for every interest. Please ensure to check the difficulty grade of the survey before purchasing.
Easy – easy terrain/steady pace/short distance
Medium – maybe some slippery rocks/steep bits/further to travel
Hard – moderate terrain with obstacles such as rocks, logs, long grass/may require some scrambling
Mountain Goat – difficult terrain/going off the path, scrambling and climbing, very steep ground
Surveys are suitable for people aged 12 and over – $20
This is a family-friendly event, however, children must be supervised at all times. Before you purchase survey tickets for children, please make sure the survey is age and difficulty appropriate.
For children under 5 years of age, accommodation and catering are FREE!
Kids surveys are suitable for children aged over 5, accompanied by a paying adult. If you plan to attend a survey and leave your child behind, please make sure they are left with a responsible adult.
How to book your ticket
Please take into account your physical abilities whilst purchasing tickets. Please make sure to read each individual ticket description carefully as this will mention if it is easy, medium, hard or mountain goat. Don’t overestimate your abilities as you will be out in the bush for multiple hours! There are plenty of free presentations and workshops at our basecamp throughout Saturday and Sunday so you will be able to enjoy the event even if you can’t join our surveys.
The event will run in accordance with Government advice. This will be monitored and updated as per all requirements.