Reminder/New Site – WEPA’s 40th Picnic Celebration – This Sunday!

Mural on the tunnel under Flat Rock Drive.  Pass through and you will arrive at the picnic.

Hope you are getting as excited as we are about celebrating WEPA’s 40th year with our ‘picnic for nature’ from 12 noon to 2:30pm this Sunday 16 October.

It’s a chance to catch up with fellow nature lovers, browse our stall, buy some Willoughby wildlife Christmas cards, listen to interesting speakers about the area and its wildlife, share a slice of WEPA ‘birthday’ cake and write a ‘tree message’ to our Parliamentarians.

All you need do is bring yourself, a picnic lunch and a blanket.

Picnic Spot Shifted

During the week we decided to shift the picnic to a drier site – still in the Flat Rock Gully Reserve but on its southern edge.  You can see the spot marked in yellow on this map.

Transport and Access

Like the previous site, you won’t be able to drive into the picnic spot.  We encourage walking, cycling or taking public transport which can drop you along Willoughby Rd near Bicentennial Reserve (10 -15 minutes brisk walk to the picnic site).

There are also several places where you can leave vehicles and walk in.  These are:

  • Small Street Willoughby (near the Leisure Centre)
  • The car parks next to Willoughby Leisure Centre (park in the bottom carparks and walk down to the path which skirts the southern side of Bicentennial Reserve.  Pass the Baseball Diamond and then go through the tunnel under Flat Rock Drive and you will see us up ahead).
  • There is also walking access from Market Street East, Naremburn via a pathway.

Look for the signs up on the day to help guide you to us.


The weather has definitely not been kind of late. Perhaps add a brolly to your picnic basket.  We plan to lay a few tarps which should make everyone a bit more comfortable. Bring a fold-out chair if preferred.

If you are concerned about the weather, please check out the updates on our website: on Sunday morning; if the rain sets in, we have another covered site nearby where we can relocate.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Willoughby Environmental Protection Association Committee


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