Tennyson Dunes

Tennyson Dunes Open Day Sunday 24th September 2017

Tennyson Dunes plant bookletSeptember is Biodiversity Month and this year we are again planning a huge event in the Tennyson Dunes. We hope you can join us on Sunday 24th September 2017.

Our lineup of special guests includes Neville Bonney, Dr Murray Townsend, Tim Milne, Peter Matejcic and Assoc Prof Victor Gostin. There will also be children's activities, talks by dune volunteers, dune gift sales, local environmental group information stalls and a BBQ by the Kiwanis.

This year we're excited to also introduce a new Children's Coastal Discovery Tour, with guides from the award winning Marine Discovery Centre.

Copies of our ever popular plant booklet, "Tennyson Dunes: too good to lose", will be on sale along with a host of other great dune related gifts. Strictly cash sales only.

Tour places are limited, so book your spot now.

11 am Native Foods of the Coast with Neville Bonney Book a tour with Neville Bonney
  Natural History of the Tennyson Dunes with Assoc Prof Victor Gostin Book a tour with Victor Gostin
  Coastal Dune Ecology with Dr Tim Milne Book a tour with Tim Milne
  Climate Change and Coastal Erosion with Dr Murray Townsend Book a tour with Dr Murray Townsend
  In Search of Dragons with Peter Matejcic Book a tour with Peter Matejcic
  Children's Coastal Discovery Tour Sorry, Children's Coastal Discovery
is fully booked
     
  Living Shorelines with Catherine McMahon Unlimited Places
     
  Protecting the Dunes with Tennyson Dunes Group volunteers Unlimited Places
     
  Coastal Kids Unlimited Places
     
12 pm Welcome  
  BBQ by the Kiwanis Unlimited Places
  Tennyson Dunes Fair  
     
1 pm Native Foods of the Coast with Neville Bonney Book a tour with Neville Bonney
  Natural History of the Tennyson Dunes with Assoc Prof Victor Gostin Book a tour with Victor Gostin
  Coastal Dune Ecology with Dr Tim Milne Book a tour with Tim Milne
  Climate Change and Coastal Erosion with Dr Murray Townsend Book a tour with Dr Murray Townsend
  In Search of Dragons with Peter Matejcic Book a tour with Peter Matejcic
  Children's Coastal Discovery Tour Book the Children's Coastal Discovery Tour
     
  Living Shorelines with Catherine McMahon Unlimited Places
     
  Protecting the Dunes with Tennyson Dunes Group volunteers Unlimited Places
     
  Coastal Kids Unlimited Places

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tennyson Dunes Open Day 2017

Uncover more about the dunes with our Fast Facts.

Want to learn more? Read the Weekend Notes article by Dave Walsh.

21st Birthday Celebrations

Last year, the Tennyson Dunes Group celebrated 21 years of volunteering to protect the Dunes.

In this time, we have:

  • eradicated several weed species, including African Boxthorn and Marguerite Daisy
  • restored wildlife habitat for animals like the Bitterbush Blue Butterfly
  • held numerous Open Days, the last few each boasting a crowd of over 300 people
  • assisted school groups to revegetate the dunes, and
  • encouraged better protection for this fragile ecosystem, including the recent dedication of the Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve

Tennyson Dunes

The Tennyson Dunes are 22 hectares of coastal dunes with natural grass and shrub land being the last true remnant of the Adelaide metropolitan coastal plains. It is a coastal conservation reserve 12 kilometres north-west of the city near the locally historic Estcourt House. It displays a large diversity of flora with the presence of rare and regionally significant plants, bird life, reptiles and invertebrates, making it a truly unique area as an island in an urban area.

The dune's resilience is being tested with many competing factors and the Tennyson Dunes Group, a dedicated volunteer conservation group, has a prime objective to provide a safe sanctuary for all the flora and fauna and improve and share this valuable asset with the community.

This website has been produced by the Group to assist in raising the importance of the dunes for its natural values, as well as its heritage and educational significance.

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