Easter fun shaped by the Aussie outback

11 March 2013

The Workshops Bilby is dusting off the red dirt to make a special appearance at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Outback Easter weekend on 23 and 24 March.

This year, for the first time, visitors can get up close to live outback animals such as black cockatoos, snakes and gliders as well as take part in the popular sing-alongs with the Bush Galah, meet The Workshops Bilby and create some Bilby treasures to take home.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the event is sure to delight the young and young at heart in preparation for the Easter holiday.

“We’re excited to welcome The Workshops Bilby for the first time, and the Save the Bilby display to help everyone understand this special marsupial,” Mr Moritz said.

“We also have the pleasure of hosting Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters, who will have some live critters from the outback including birds, reptiles and spiders,

Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters allows visitors the opportunity to get up close to animals that they wouldn’t ordinarily experience, while hearing more about them from the Wild Rangers.

At the Save the Bilby display, visitors can learn more about the desert-dwelling marsupial including its habitat, protection strategies and what it considers an Easter treat.

The Workshops Bilby will meet and greet Museum goers, on the hour from 10am to 3pm, with treats to share.

The Bush Galah, a true blue larrikin that loves to make people laugh, will also be strumming tunes for sing-a-longs throughout the day.

Visitors can take home a Bilby of the paper variety after a visit to Outback Easter Creation Station.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.

For further information and ticket prices, phone (07) 3432 5100 or visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

Museum Media Contact: Jillian Hodgson | Ph: 3432 5100 or 0418 466 178