Trails

Find ClimateWatch trails in your area or discover trails right across Australia at locations you may visit. Through regularly walking a trail and making observations in the ClimateWatch app you are helping us build a robust dataset that will shape Australia’s scientific response to climate change.

Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting Australia's plants and animals
  • Become an observer and help monitor biodiversity
  • Use the free ClimateWatch app to observe indicator species
  • Make a real difference in your local community

On your trail walks make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and always have some water with you.


Use the interactive map to find a trail near you

 

The 100 Acres Reserve is classified as a Conservation Reserve of Regional significance. The Reserve is in a natural bush setting.

When the Mayor of Albury, Alderman William Jones, opened the City’s Botanic Gardens with the planting of an English Elm tree in 1877, he created an icon which has stood the test of time. For over 130 years, these magnificent gardens have graced the western end of Albury’s Central Business District.

While the trees have matured and the layout has been modernised, the Albury Botanic Gardens has lost none of its beauty and charm - and remains the jewel in the city’s crown to this day. This is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come for peace, relaxation, education and celebration.

Start your walk from Anakie Gorge Picnic Area, entering from Gorge Road (unsealed road), Staughton Vale. Contribute to citizen science while exploring one of Melbourne's lesser known gorges. 

The trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra is a fantastic way to engage with our living collection of Australian native plants and contribute to valuable research in protecting our native plant species.

Discover the trail and become citizen scientists in your own backyard. Look out for the signs marking the ClimateWatch plants. Information on the trail is also available at the Garden’s Visitor Centre.

The Bellarine Peninsula is located south-west of Melbourne in Victoria, surrounded by Port Phillip, Corio Bay, and Bass Strait. The Barwon Coast includes a landscape that includes Coastal Moonah Woodlands and wetlands with high environmental biodiversity and conservation values.

Kennington Reservoir is popular for bushwalking, fishing and picnicing. The reservoir has been called 'a fine sheet of water' and is known for it's wildlife, indigenous vegetation and walking tracks.

Walk north from the Reservoir on the Grassy Flat Creek Trail which connects to the Grassy Flat Bushland Reserve.

Visit the Wetlands Centre Cockburn to collect a species ID sheet and walk the trail with your ClimateWatch app in hand.

 

Bournda Environmental Education Centre (EEC) is a NSW Department of Education and Communities facility, located within Bournda National Park on the Far South Coast of NSW. Bournda EEC works closely with schools to support students learning about our amazing coastal environments and how they can contribute to looking after them. You can find out more by visiting the Bournda EEC website.

Brewongle Environmental Education Centre (EEC) is run by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and provides curriculum-based programs for all schools and students from K-12 in the Western Sydney Region. Their vision is to deliver focussed, relevant, engaging sustainability education programs.

Brewongle has worked with local experts and scientists to develop a ClimateWatch trail on their grounds, allowing visitors to contribute to climate change research.

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens are located 7 km from the Brisbane CBD at the foot of Brisbane's tallest mountain, Mount Coot-tha.