Head out for an afterDARK adventure!

Everyone will be dazzled by a night-time tour of the gardens' rainforest

There’s nothing kids of all ages enjoy more than a night-time adventure - think torches, warm coats and the magic of looking for creatures out and about after dark.

The Australian National Botanic Gardens’ afterDARK dreamtime tours have all the hallmarks of such an adventure - and they’re interwoven with amazing stories of Aboriginal people’s religion, spirituality and survival.

Co-presented by local Ngunnawal ranger Jay Daley, the tours explore the connection between the land and food, and medicine and tools. You’ll learn about the close relationship between country and important Aboriginal symbols and beliefs.

You’ll also shine a light into the dark corners of the gardens to spot possums, yabbies, bats and many more critters in this enthralling night-time tour. And if you aren’t in the nation’s capital why not grab the kids and head out for an adventure of your own? Let us know what animals you spot!

Tanya, Parks Australia

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