Shane Rattenbury today helped launch Explore, a guide to Canberra’s parks, reserves, recreational areas, and general greenish places.
“Whether on foot or bike, in the car or on horseback, there is so much to see and enjoy in Canberra’s open spaces. But knowing where to go and what you’ll find once you get there can often be difficult, which is why it is handy to have free access to a guide like Explore,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“The Explore guide goes beyond the where and what. Not only does it include maps and directions and the facilities you will find at Canberra’s 138 parks and open spaces, it also features articles on the traditional custodians of the land, environmental protection and conservation, bushfire safety and management, staying safe when out and about and living in balance with native wildlife.
“The 70 page guide builds on the previous publication, Get Out There, which was first published in 2005. All previous editions have been very popular amongst the community and the reason for this popularity is simple – it provides you with all you need to know to discover our parks and open spaces.
“I encourage everyone to grab a copy of the Explore guide and get out into the natural environment.
There is over 106,095 hectares and 160 kilometres of walking tracks to discover in Namadgi National Park alone and Explore is sure to uncover places you have not ventured out to yet.