The Rockpool Ramble: Exploring the Coastal Riches of South Maroubra

Rockpool Ramble
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Partake in a fascinating journey into the depths of marine life in South Maroubra and get an opportunity to witness nature’s wonders up close via the Rockpool Ramble, hosted by local expert marine biologists, Will Jones and Murray Cook.

On Thursday, 11 Jan 2024 at 2:00 pm, gather at the South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club, located within the picturesque Arthur Byrne Reserve and embark on a two-hour adventure like no other, exploring the unique marine creatures inhabiting the rock platforms and inter-tidal zone.

With a backdrop of breathtaking coastal beauty, Mr Jones and Mr Cook will guide the expedition, shedding light on the diverse species that come to life as the ocean’s tide retreats.

The knowledge imparted during the Rockpool Ramble extends beyond mere fascination. The marine biologists will delve into the importance of minimising our impact on these fragile creatures, offering valuable insights into responsible environmental stewardship. 

South Maroubra
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However, it’s important to note that this activity involves some physical challenges. Participants will need to navigate approximately 500 metres along remnant sand dunes, traverse the beach, and negotiate unsteady, uneven, and slippery surfaces during the tour.

To make the most of this experience, attendees are encouraged to wear closed-in shoes, don a sunhat, apply sunscreen, don a long-sleeve top, and bring a water bottle to stay refreshed throughout the excursion. Each tour is limited to a maximum of 40 people.

For interested individuals, the following conditions and considerations apply:

  • Minimum age: 5 years
  • Maximum ratio of three children per adult guardian
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
  • Parents or adult guardians accompanying children need to pay the $10 AUD fee.

This program is part of the Sustaining Our City initiative, funded by Randwick City’s Environmental Levy. By participating in the Rockpool Ramble, you are contributing to the preservation and appreciation of our natural environment.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with the marine world and gain a deeper understanding of our responsibility in safeguarding it.

Published 7-Jan-2024