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Guided walk to Kellys Falls this weekend

Kellys Falls, Stanwell Tops

THE Wollongong Botanic Garden is hosting two workshops this Saturday.

The first is a workshop where participients will learn about the birds of the Illawarra, facilitated by Martin Potter from the Illawarra Birders group. The workshop will be held at the Botanic Garden in the Discovery Centre and will include a presentation in the centre before an exploration around the gardens bird spotting.

The second is a guided bushwalk to Kelly’s Falls in the Royal National Park. This is a difficult and challenging walk and not for the faint hearted. Particpients will get to see off the beaten track beauty that the Illawarra has to offer with professional and experienced guides. The walk will begin at the Kelly’s falls car park off Lawrence Hardgrave Drive north of Stanwell Tops.

Bookings for both activities are essential by phoning 4225 2636 or 4229 2600.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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