LITERATURE / ENVIRONMENT
An extraordinary wildlife interpreter
Walk, talk and discover the hidden wildlife of Noosa's natural environment with one passionate naturalist.
For 24 years Ric Nattrass has been a Wildlife Ranger with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. A major interest has been wildlife welfare and in 1988 he established a wildlife emergency service with existing volunteer groups. Now regarded as an authority on all creatures in the wild, his input on environmental conservation is sought at the highest levels.
He has worked closely with the Queensland Museum and has entertained and informed thousands of interested people on his wildlife rambles and discoveries. He's published material on many local species, loves dragonfly watching and even founded a Frog Society in Brisbane. Yet Ric remains accessible to everyone as host of the immensely popular ABC Radio Wildlife talkback program as well as through his Driving You Wild tours and now his books.
Ric will guide your eyes through the Noosa National Park and entertain you over breakfast at Ma Mensa with Caroline Baum.
This will be fun!
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, Ric Nattrass, Wild Walk & Talk
Wild walk* Friday 11 6.15am $50** Noosa National Park
Wild talk Friday 11 8.00am $45^ Ma Mensa Trattoria
Duration: (Wild walk) approximately 1.5 hours, (Wild talk) 2 hours.
* Meet at the Noosa National Park entrance, Park Rd. Noosa Heads at 6.15 am for wild-walk.
** Ticket price of $50 includes breakfast and walk.
^ Ticket price of $45 includes breakfast only.
Ticket for walk cannot be purchased separately.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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