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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Love The Outdoors
Adelaide is full of natural treasures. Join in on Sunday the 30th of October and see just how many treasures you can find.

Adelaide Botanical Gardens
Wisteria arbor, Adelaide Botanical Gardens (©paula mcmanus)

Botanic Park will become the 'Nature Hub" for this fun and fundraising day out. There are some fantastic prizes to win and there are so many brilliant fun things to do while on the hunt for treasure.

There are 4 separate and very different Treasure Hunts to get involved in. You can join in on one, two or all of them if you wish. Why not get a team of friends together and make a day out of it? It promises to be a really fun day out for anyone of any age and of any fitness level.

Australian Admiral butterfly (Vanessa itea)
Nature in the city. Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea) (©paula mcmanus)

The Treasure Hunts will take in some of Adelaide's most beautiful and interesting locations, including the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, the River Torrens precinct, the Art Gallery of SA, the South Australian Museum, State Library of South Australia and our magnificent city Park Lands.

The 4 Treasure Trails to choose from are:

Culture Treasure Trail

Uncover cultural gems as you explore for facts and golden clues and hunt through the South Australian Museum, State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Art Gallery, the Adelaide Botanical Gardens and the grounds of the Adelaide University.

Art Gallery South Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia (©paula mcmanus)

River Treasure Trail

Walk the River Torrens and spot the natural treasures along the river. Check for the wildlife and see their city habitats.

Crested pigeon
Crested pigeon, River Torrens (©paula mcmanus)

Botanic Treasure Trail

There is much to see and find in your quest through the Adelaide Botanical Gardens! The trail will take you through many of the different garden zones. The gardens are stunningly beautiful all year round and my guess is that this Treasure Trail will be a hit with many.

Notocactus magnificus
Notocactus magnificus, Adelaide Botanic Garden (©paula mcmanus)

Geocaching Treasure Trail

Are you into Geocaching? It's a fun way to incorporate technology and fun and be outside at the same time! Download the phone app and use the GPS coordinates to discover your treasure. Be guided by GPS coordinates and a smart phone app to track down hidden treasure geocaches along your journey of discovery. To download the app click here

North Terrace Adelaide
North Terrace Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)

The Nature Foundation of South Australia is a not-for-profit nature charity that works to save, protect and restore South Australia's natural biodiversity.

Submit your answers to your online Treasure Hunt account and you could win a brilliant holiday in the Flinders Ranges! There are also prizes for the highest fundraisers! By fundraising, you will directly help to conserve threatened South Australian species such as the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, the Southern Bell Frog, the Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby and the Pygmy Blue Tongued Lizard.

Registrations can be done online now or you can register on the day at the Nature Hub in Botanic Park or at the stand in front of the SA Museum (registrations close at 2pm on the day).

The Nature Hub in Botanic Park will have lots of fun stuff there too - live animal displays, jumping castle, face painting, food and drink vans and much more!

Like the The Nature Foundation of SA on Facebook to stay up to date with all their news and events.

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Why? Hands on nature fun for the whole family
When: Sunday 30th October 2016, 10am to 4pm
Where: Adelaide
Cost: Adult $25, Individual Concession $17.50, Individual Child 12 and under $10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) $55, Team of 10 Adults $200
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