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Windgrove Art/Nature Walking Tour

nature walk

Windgrove Art/Nature Walking Tour

9 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Windgrove Art/Nature Walking Tour

nature walk

Windgrove Art/Nature Walking Tour

9 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Upon arrival at 1PM at my totally "off-grid" property Windgrove, we'll meet in my sculpture studio while we are introduced to each other. I will then guide you on a two kilometre long interpretative walk through 65 acres of reforested landscape where over 9000 trees have been planted. We will journey through the Peace Garden (where the southern hemisphere's largest Yoni/Lingam is located ), the Peace Fire and the Gaia Evolution Walk. The Gaia Evolution Walk -- a total distance of 1.2 kilometres -- will take you through 600 million years of evolution where each metre you step equals 500,000 years. This evolution trail is unique only to Windgrove and not found anywhere else in the world. Throughout our walk, sculptural benches (rest stops!!) and interpretative signage enhance the visual experience of Windgrove's unique landscape and seascape. Plenty of opportunities to photograph flora and fauna. After reaching the Future Circle at the end of the Gaia Walk, we will return to base via the Peace Bus -- where I first lived for eight years -- and veggie patch to have a light afternoon tea in my home where I will talk about the paintings and sculpture within it.

Your host

Learn more about Peter

Peter

I'm an American ex-pat and have lived and worked in Korea, England and several states of the US, including Alaska. After a successful career in sculptural furniture -- work is in six museums -- I arrived in Tasmania in 1985 as a lecturer in design at the University of Tasmania, but quit my tenured position to pursue a creative life on 100 acres of coastal land now called Windgrove. As an artist who firmly believes in environmental and social issues, I believe that art should include, but move beyond a pleasing aesthetic. It must be transformative to a person’s life. And the earth’s.

What's included

Food
An afternoon tea is provided at the end of the walk in the home of host Peter Adams

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Where you'll be

Studio: Where all the interior and exterior benches and sculptures seen during your visit were created. Peace Garden: Designed and constructed after the Port Arthur massacre. Peace Fire: The site of an eternal flame that burned continuously for six years. The Gaia Evolution Walk: A unique look at evolution from the end of the PreCambrian Eon to the present day. Windgrove House: Gallery and home of host Peter Adams.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. The walking terrain is relatively easy, but there are a few hills and the track has exposed roots and rocks. A moderate level of agility is recommended. Total walking distance for the day is 3 kilometres.

What to bring

Walking shoes. Sun hat. Rain coat.

More tips

If you are not staying on the Tasman Peninsula, please be aware that drive time from Hobart is a minimum of 1.5 hours. We start at 1PM sharp so please plan accordingly.

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Windgrove Art/Nature Walking Tour
9 reviews
$95/person
9 reviews
$95/person