Help the wildlife. Find koalas in magnificent stands of giant eucalypt forest, walk in rainforest listening for lyrebirds, watch sea-eagles soar along untouched ocean beaches and spot huge goanna lizards beside secluded rivers and waterways.
East Gippsland is famous for its forest wildlife, particularly big mammals, birds and reptiles. It is a fabulous place for parrots and cockatoos – they are numerous, visible and noisy.
Your highly experienced wildlife guide will also show you where to look for wild wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, parrots, cockatoos, black swans and many other animals.
Help to conserve the beautiful places and wildlife you see. Spend a little time on a glorious beach removing fishing nets that trap fish, birds and sea mammals. Along the coast and estuaries see Australian fur seals, white-bellied sea-eagles, pelicans, gannets, cormorants, oystercatchers and even a bottlenose dolphin.
Share this remote area with your experienced wildlife guide and each night return to the comforts of owner-operated lodge-style accommodation.
This tour includes opportunities to help with the conservation of wildlife and to ensure the natural environment that supports wildlife remains healthy. Your wildlife guide records all species seen and uploads this data to online atlasses for conservation purposes. On this trip, you have the opportunity to remove ghost net – discarded fishing net from the beach at Cape Conran on the third day. The nets wash up from the sea, and sometimes wash back out, where they trap and kill sea creatures. Participants will help to remove large quantities of this dangerous hazard to marine life and will receive a certificate of thanks for your conservation efforts.
Melbourne to East Gippsland
Picks ups will commence from your Melbourne CBD Hotel from 8.00am. Please advise us which hotel in the CBD you are staying at so we can arrange your pick up (city centre hotels only). Alternatively, why not let our friendly team help to recommend a hotel for you to stay in Melbourne. Travel past internationally acclaimed RAMSAR wetlands of the Lakes District of East Gippsland before travelling by ferry to an island sanctuary in the wetlands with a thriving colony of wild koalas. We take a walk through the forest spotting these delightful animals in the wild, and learning about their lives. We may also see echidnas, wallabies and kangaroos and many colourful parrots, honeyeaters and seabirds, which you can help record for conservation purposes. Dinner tonight is in a local restaurant. Tonight’s accommodation is a homestead in a small town where you will stay for three nights.
Rugged mountain forests of East Gippsland
Explore secluded river estuary on the Wilderness Coast
Mouth of the Snowy River & Krowathunkooloong to Melbourne