Craters to Coast Discovery
Bring your family to play in natures' greatest theme park. Hunt the roaring wind, navigate for hidden treasure, explore the night sky, track local fauna, learn to read history in rocks and use your detective skills to uncover the secrets of our southern landscapes.
The Craters to Coast Discovery Program loans telescopes, anemometers, GPS units, digital cameras and compasses to explore the region, complete themed activities (Wind Hunter, Digital Detectives and Quick Snap Scavenger Hunt)and earn great prizes along the way.
Are you bold enough to chase, fast enough to race and clever enough to outwit the southern wind? Use a special piece of equipment (anemometer) to explore the secrets of wind and weather on the mighty Shipwreck Coast. Look for clues to discover where the highest wind speed and coolest temperatures will be found.
Learn to track our sneaky wildlife, investigate the special features of our local plants and solve the puzzles left by our amazing seascapes. Digital detectives will get you on your hands and knees taking photos and looking for evidence or investigating the Extreme Plants of the national park. Solve the mysteries, reveal the southern secrets and return to base!
Quick Snap Scavenger Hunt
Walk fast but think smarter to capture images and solve challenges on these digital scavenger hunts. Beware of false trails for there are tricks and challenges to solve along the way. Race against time and scramble around our town, then return to base with your collected snaps to earn your reward.
Set some time aside to look up and explore the skies with your family. First time stargazers. amateur astronomers and confident cosmologists alike can all explore the wonders of our southern skies with free rental of our 8 inch diameter Newtonian Reflector Telescope!
Pop in to the Visitor Information Centre and hire a set of binoculars to watch the penguins come home after sunset or for a close up view of this amazing coastline. Spot amazing birdlife or maybe you will see a Southern Right Whale between June and September.
Attractions and Activities
Become immersed in a world of adventure, excitement and wonder. Discover ancient landscapes formed by wind, water and lava, learn of the shipwrecks which have washed up on some of Australia's most treacherous shores. Discover local flora and fauna unique to these part and indigenous culture drenched in traditions and stories.
Time for an adventure around the Twelve Apostles coast and hinterland.