Walk Information

Our Guides

Leon Fuller:

Leon Fuller, a local expert and author on the Illawarra escarpment and it’s indigenous flora, is the principal guide for our ecotourist activities. Leon set the precedent for using indigenous plants within the landscape at the University of Wollongong and has published two renowned books on the Illawarra Escarpment: Wollongong”s Native Trees and Native Trees of Central Illawarra. Leon’s personal passion for native plants in the Illawarra has seen him specialising in the area for more than 35 years and has seen his fascination in the diversity and beauty of plants extend to those around him.

Emma Rooksby:

Emma Rooksby is a local bush regenerator and plant enthusiast, and is passionate about the Illawarra’s native flora and fauna.  She is one of the coordinators of the Growing Illawarra Natives website, due for release in 2018.

Plants of the Rainforest Identification Walk:

This is a two hour walk focusing on identifying over fifty native plant species of the Illawarra. People are encouraged to bring cameras as a means of recording plant features and note pads will also be provided.This walk is aimed at those who are interested in learning about our Illawarra plants, particularly those of the rainforest.  


Introduction to the Plants of the Rainforest Walk:

This is a two hour walk focusing on the Illawarra Escarpment and how it relates to the Sydney region. The walk will focus on the geology, plants, climate, cliffs and general features of the rainforest and eucalypt forests. This walk is aimed for people who have an interest in plants, the bush and the Illawarra Escarpment.

Industry Rainforest Workshop:

This is a whole day workshop  for people with a professional interest in the landforms, geology, soils and climate of the Illawarra Escarpment and how these features relate to the forests. It will focus on a wide range of plants, the sepcific ecology of the forests and the use of these plants in the landscape.