An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Randwick Coastal Walkway

January 2020

Coastal Banksia

Coastal Banksia (Banksia integrifolia) | Nadiah Roslan


Our natural environment needs your eyes and ears!

Few studies tell us how Australia’s plants and animals are responding to climate change in our local parks. As part of a unique citizen science initiative, Earthwatch Australia have worked together with Randwick City Council to create this ClimateWatch trail along the Randwick Coastal Walkway, a coastal bushland, heath and wetland providing valuable habitat for wildlife to live and a picturesque coastal views for the community to enjoy, especially during winter whale migration!

Contribute to citizen science while experiencing the coastal habitat, home to many native plants and animals. The ClimateWatch app can be used to submit sightings of ClimateWatch species along ClimateWatch trails anywhere in Australia. Users can experience the spectacular views and special experiences of the Eastern Beaches Coastal Walkway. There are cafes, picnic shelters and bbq facilities as well as accessible toilets and change rooms along the Walkway.


Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife.
  • Become an observer and help monitor local biodiversity.
  • Use the ClimateWatch app, field guide and recording sheet to observe species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations.
  • Make a real difference in your local community.


How to get involved?

Download the Randwick Coastal Walkway ClimateWatch species field guide and recording sheet to mark your observations. If using recording sheets, remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer.

Alternatively, you can record your sightings immediately through the ClimateWatch smartphone app.

This is a public ClimateWatch trail that you can do whenever you like. If your school is interested in visiting the site, please notify Council prior to your visit:


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Randwick City Council and Earthwatch Australia are partnering to help gather important knowledge about the effects of climate change. The partnership brings visitors, nature enthusiasts, students, contractors, and the general public together with climate change scientists through Earthwatch’s national phenology program ClimateWatch.