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Guided Walk: NAIDOC Week - Field of Mars Reserve

Join us on our Guided Walk through Field of Mars Reserve as we celebrate NAIDOC Week - a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The walk through the reserves features and array of gum trees, wildlife, birds and urban creeks. Whilst taking in the diverse natural surroundings and visiting sites of Aboriginal significance, we will be on the lookout for bush food/supplies which the local tribes relied upon. Many of these plants are still found in the Field of Mars today. We will also be treated to bush tucker snacks at 12 noon for all to enjoy! 

Session 1: 10.00am – 12noon (arrive 9:45am, with bush tucker treats at 12noon) - Register Online

Session 2: 12.30pm – 2.30pm (arrive at 12noon for Bush tucker treats) - Register Online

Address: Field of Mars Reserve, 220 Pittwater Rd, East Ryde
Car park entry off Pittwater Rd (opposite Buffalo Creek Reserve).

Meeting Point: At the Field of Mars Visitors Centre which is a 200m walk from car park along the gravel track. The walk will commence and conclude at the same location.


  • Easy grade walk suitable for adults and families with primary school or high school aged children who are competent walkers.
  • Walk distance is approximately 3 km in duration so a basic level of fitness is required. This walk is conducted on a combination of paths and rough bush tracks including some uneven ground, grass surfaces, steep slopes and steps so a reasonable level of mobility is required.
  • This walk is not suitable for strollers, prams or mobility devices.
  • All children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/carer.
  • No dogs or pets.
  • No smoking.

Equipment: Please bring your own water, reusable water bottle and sunscreen.

Clothing: Must be suitable for physical activity. Hats must be worn. Bring a jacket in the event of inclement weather.

Footwear: Shoes must be sturdy, enclosed, have a non-slip sole and suitable for physical activity. Thongs, sandals and open toed shoes are not permitted.

Book early as places are strictly limited.

This is an Active in Ryde program brought to you by the City of Ryde.

Date & Time

Saturday 13 July 2019 / 10.00AM - 2.30PM


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222


Free. Advanced bookings essential.
Register using the links above.

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Field of Mars Reserve, 220 Pittwater Road, East Ryde 2113 View Map

-33.815570, 151.133618
220 Pittwater Road, East Ryde New South Wales 2113

Field of Mars Reserve

220 Pittwater Road, East Ryde 2113

Last updated on 12 July 2019