Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Big Scrub Rainforest Day has been presented annually since 1998, except for 2021 when Covid-19 restrictions caused its cancellation. It informs and engages the community on all aspects of lowland subtropical rainforest and its restoration.

Big Scrub Rainforest Day Celebrations 2023

Registrations essential and spaces limited – reserve your space below.

Tickets Still Available

9am-10:30am
$30pp
Beginner Seed Propagation Workshop

Firewheel Rainforest Nursery

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1pm-2:30pm
$30pp
Experienced Seed Propagation Workshop

Firewheel Rainforest Nursery

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9:30am-10:30am Useful Plants Guided Tour

Lismore Botanic Gardens

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10am-11am Rainforest Species Guided Tour

Lismore Botanic Gardens

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11am-12pm Hoop Pine Forest Guided Tour

Lismore Botanic Gardens

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11:30am-12:30pm Rare and Threatened Plant Guided Walk

Lismore Botanic Gardens

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Full Program (Waitlist Available for Sold Out Events)

Thursday, 23 November

 

5:30pm-9:30pm
FREE EVENT
Opening Night Celebrations & Science in the Pub
Celebrate Big Scrub Rainforest Day’s Opening Night with the panel discussion ‘Koalas in the Big Scrub: A Conservation Dilemma’, a short film screening and live music with Dallas James.

Eltham Hotel

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Friday, 24 November

 

10am-1pm
BY INVITE
Big Scrub Schools Program
Multi-school community tree planting day

Rocky Creek Dam

1pm-2:45pm
$40pp
Cape Byron Distillery Tour
A tour of the distillery and its rainforest, which provides many of the ingredients for Brookie’s Gin. Half of ticket proceeds donated to the Big Scrub.

Cape Byron Distillery
(Select Brookie’s Rainforest & Gin Tasting Tour option, then click Big Scrub Rainforest Tour to choose date)

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Saturday, 25 November

 

7:30am-10:30am
FREE EVENT
Birds of the Big Scrub
Birdlife NSW guided walk and morning tea

Booyong Nature Reserve

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10am-12pm
FREE EVENT
Dorrobbee Grass Ecological Cultural Experience
Walk and talk with Max Watt, Richard Geddes, Oliver Costello, Jally Hawthorn and others

Dunoon

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1pm-2:45pm
$40pp
Cape Byron Distillery Tour
A tour of the distillery and its rainforest, which provides many of the ingredients for Brookie’s Gin.  Half of ticket proceeds donated to the Big Scrub.

Cape Byron Distillery
(Select Brookie’s Rainforest & Gin Tasting Tour option, then click Big Scrub Rainforest Tour to choose date)

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3pm-4:30pm
FREE EVENT
Meditative Walk in Nature
Join Lismore City Council and Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery for a guided meditation walk inspired by Shinrin Yoku, the practice of ‘bathing in nature.’ 

Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery

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Sunday, 26 November

 

9am-10:30am
$30pp
Beginner Seed Propagation Workshop
An intro to rainforest seed propagation with Mark Dunphy

Firewheel Rainforest Nursery

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9:30am-1pm
Adults: $10 | Kids: FREE

 

Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Guided Walks

9:30am-10:30am Useful Plants Guided Tour
A tour of rainforest species used for food and medicine by First Nations people

Lismore Botanic Gardens

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10am-11am Rainforest Species Guided Tour
A tour of the 15-year-old rainforest walk, planted with species from Wilson’s Park Reserve

Lismore Botanic Gardens

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11am-12pm Hoop Pine Forest Guided Tour
Walk the 35-year-old hoop pine plantation and learn about the ancient species

Lismore Botanic Gardens

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11:30am-12:30pm Rare and Threatened Plant Guided Walk
A tour of the uncommon plant collection to see plants rarely found in the wild

Lismore Botanic Gardens

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10am-11:30am
A: $59 | C: $19
Bush Tucker Tour with Delta Kay
Delta takes guests along the stunning Byron Creek in Bangalow Parklands, sharing bush tucker knowledge and First Nations stories

Bangalow Parklands

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10am-12pm
FREE EVENT
SEEDTREE MAPS Guided Walk
Michelle Chapman will lead an interactive tree identification walk using SEEDTREE MAPS App.

Adjacent to Victoria Park Nature Reserve

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1pm-2:30pm
$30pp
Experienced Seed Propagation Workshop
Delve into the more advanced methods of rainforest seed propagation with Mark Dunphy 

Firewheel Rainforest Nursery

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1pm-2:45pm
$40pp
Cape Byron Distillery Tour
A tour of the distillery and its rainforest, which provides many of the ingredients for Brookie’s Gin. Half of ticket proceeds donated to the Big Scrub.
Cape Byron Distillery
(Select Brookie’s Rainforest & Gin Tasting Tour option, then click Big Scrub Rainforest Tour to choose date)

 

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Highlights from the Archive

Over the event’s 20-plus year history, there have been plenty of highlights. Relive them below by watching the short films from our keynote presentations.

Event Supporters

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NSW

Brookfarm

Cape Byron Distillery

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