Project Hindmarsh 2018:

Project Hindmarsh heads to Kaniva in 2018 for our annual planting extravaganza.  The planting weekend will be held on 6th to 8th July 2018 and hosted out of the Kaniva Scout Hall, Dungey Park, Kaniva.

We are revegetating two sites on a property adjoining Tatiara Creek at Dinyarrak, near the SA border. The sites are an interesting mix of Buloke - Grey Box woodland, Black Box swamp, creekline and Yellow Gum woodland, with a history of stock grazing.

Volunteers are needed to help plant 12,000 trees and shrubs in 13 hectares across the two sites.  We will be replanting young trees, understorey shrubs, herbs and grasses from the original vegetation communities.

Transport Arrangements
For those wanting to catch public transport to this year’s planting event, there is public transport available from Southern Cross station to Horsham on Friday 6 July.  V/Line operates a train service to Ararat, then a coach to Horsham. There are numerous services to Horsham on 6 July, including ones which arrive in Horsham at 12:15, 1:35 and 4:03pm.  Project Hindmarsh will arrange a shuttle bus from Horsham to Kaniva, departing from Horsham bus terminal at 4:10pm.

For the Sunday 8 July return, there is a coach leaving Horsham at 1:55pm.  The Project Hindmarsh shuttle bus will drop volunteers off in Horsham at 1:40pm.  If you are catching public transport and want to use the shuttle bus, please tick yes to the public transport question in the Eventbrite registration page.

Volunteers wishing to catch public transport are responsible for making their own V/Line bookings.  There will be a $20 charge to help cover the costs of the shuttle bus.  We will email you with payment details.

Accommodation options
There are limited accommodation options available in Kaniva.  Camping is available at the Kaniva Caravan Park.  Powered and unpowered sites are available.  Details about the caravan park can be found at the following link: Kaniva caravan park  HLN is looking at booking the entire park for the planting weekend and will negotiate a flat rate for everyone.  We will take payment for camp sites on the Friday registration.  If the caravan park fills up, we can spill over into the vacant land behind.

There are also two motels in Kaniva, the Colonial Gardens Motel (03 5392 2730) and the Kaniva Midway Motel (03 5392 2515).  The pubs don’t offer accommodation.  The nearest big towns are Nhill and Bordertown, both about 30 mins from Kaniva.  Volunteers are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.

Sunday options
We are planning to plant all 12,000 plants on the Saturday, leaving Sunday morning open for a number of options.  One option, for those keen to continue tree planting, will be assisting Conservation Volunteers Australia to plant on their re-wilding property at Salvana, 20km South of Kaniva.  Learn a little more about the CVA re-winding program at the following link:  conservation volunteers  A CVA bus will leave Kaniva at 8:00am on the Sunday for those wishing to join them.  If you are interested in planting on the Sunday, tick the checkbox in the Eventbrite registration details page and we will send you out more information.


Volunteers are needed to help out with our weekend planting extravaganza.  

Don't leave it too late, places are filling


Register Here 

We would love to see you there!