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Journey Sticks Scavenger Hunt Hike At Araluen

Created with Sketch. Araluen Botanic Park


2 Hrs


3 km



Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Let your kids’ wild side explode, through a short 3km guided hiking experience exploring Araluen Botanic Park.

We create a space for children to play and imagine on a journey through nature, to get their hands dirty and have fun learning new skills.

We’ll provide them with the tools to build their own journey stick (also known as a story stick or nature stick), which acts as a memento of their nature hike, featuring items collected while on the trail. These might be things like leaves, twigs, flowers, feathers, or anything else natural that you find along the way (off the ground of course).

Children have these to remember their experience, and to embrace nature even after their hike. This tour also offers a great opportunity for parents and carers alike to connect with each other, enjoy quality time with their little ones, and find some movement in nature.

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Tour Inclusions

  • A guided hike through Araluen with first-aid trained guides (All guides come with Working With Children Checks)
  • Age-appropriate activities created and run by our first-aid qualified guides
  • Tools to create their own journey stick
  • Amazing stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail & surrounds

What To Bring

  • Bring plenty of water (We recommend 500ml per child)
  • Comfortable clothes and sturdy trainers
  • Sun protection, and a backpack to carry any required snacks and water.

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • MollHill
    5 star rating
    14 Mar 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Amazing guides, beautiful location down in East Fremantle, and it was great to hike out and then kayak back! Loved... read more

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    Bonnie Tregilles
    positive review 
    20 Oct 2019 - Facebook

    Third hike today with The Hike Collective. Again, another awesome experience with the group. It’s well organised and you feel... read more

  • JessicaWA Avatar
    5 star rating
    03 Aug 2020 - TripAdvisor

    On Sunday 2 August, I did the 22km Sullivan Rock to Mt. Cooke Hike. It was a brilliant day! I... read more

    HaylsW72 Avatar
    5 star rating
    06 May 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Lovely stroll through the picturesque gardens of Araluen. The hike leaders were friendly & knowledgeable on the area.

  • Aussie_Brodies Avatar
    5 star rating
    28 Jun 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Well organised & good paced 16km walk. Was worried it would be super slow going but the option was... read more

    andreahA6169OW Avatar
    5 star rating
    07 Nov 2020 - TripAdvisor

    The Rottnest West End and Northern beaches was a fabulous beaches, seals, history and 18 k of walking. The best... read more

Additional Information

Toilets are available at the tour start point.
All entry fees to Araluen are included in your ticket
We will be meeting at Camp Simon Carpark, off McNess Drive.
This activity is tailored specifically for the little ones! The hike is accessible for ages 4-13 and accompanied by a first aid trained guide as well as support guide.
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience. Please note that Rezdy fees are non refundable. Guests can transfer their booking to a friend with no penalty but must advise The Hike Collective so we can forward all booking information to the new attendee.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
We are aware of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 and are working with our team and guests to ensure the safety and health of all of those we come into contact with. Our tours are currently limited to 18 guests and 2 hike leaders. We request that all hikers and hike leaders maintain the 2m social distancing required by law at this time. If you are unwell at the time of the tour commencing, we request that you remain at home and get in touch with us regarding transferring your ticket to another date. We appreciate your understanding at this time and thank you for supporting local.
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