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  • Small group eco tours discovering nature at a relaxed pace.

  • Cosy accommodation every night and spend the days exploring with easy walks.

  • Local guides share their love and knowledge of birds, wildflowers, history, wildlife and much more.

  • Perfect for curious nature lovers.

Visit the Yeerung River with Gippsland High Country Tours

4 Day Cape Conran Explorer

Graded: Easy
Walks: Easy walks and nature rambles
3 nights accommodation
Focus: Coastal Walking and nature experiences
Destinations: Cape Conran Coastal Park, Marlo, Snowy River estuary, Australian Coastal Wilderness Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate


This small group nature tour is led by Maria who has a great love of this special part of East Gippsland’s coastline. Imagine leisurely walks in coastal heathland, lots of birdlife, cabin accommodation and wildflowers.

Features include a wonderful boardwalk, Salmon Rocks, mouth of the Snowy River, Cabbage Tree Palms and the beautiful reflections in the Yeerung River estuary.  A highlight is an evening spotlight walk with Maria to discover and learn about local wildlife. Cape Conran is known for its abundant small mammals so you may see Potoroos and Bandicoots as well as seeing or hearing owls and gliding possums. 

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3 Day High Country Huts north of Licola

Graded: Easy-Moderate
Walks:
Easy-moderate grade walks (up to 4km).   A reasonable level of fitness is required.  Most walks are on minor trails, with uneven, rocky surfaces.
2 nights accommodation
Focus:
Historic Huts, Alpine environment
Destinations:
Alpine National Park, Licola, Australian Alps National Landscape
Educational discovery level:
Moderate

Amongst smooth trunked snowgums in the Alpine National Park, discover some the oldest huts in the Snowy Range and Moroka areas north of Licola.  Wayne your guide is passionate about High Country history and pioneer skills used in hut building.  Hear about how and why the huts were built as well as some colourful tales from the local area as only Wayne can tell them.

At the end of each day return to basic but cosy cottage accommodation at Licola and relax over the evening meal swapping stories with your fellow travellers.

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7 Day Croajingolong Coastal Ecotour

Graded: Easy
Walks: Lots of short walks (up to 5 km) at a very relaxed pace.
6 nights accommodation
Focus: Coastal environment, flora & fauna, history
Destinations: Croajingolong National Park, Point Hicks Lighthouse, Mallacoota, Gipsy Point, Thurra River, Wingan Inlet, Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Relax and enjoy Victoria’s east coast on lots of easy walks with spring wildflowers at your feet.  Croajingolong National Park with its magnificent wilderness coastline and forested foothills is a delight for nature lovers. 

Birdwatching is excellent in a variety of habitats, you will enjoy a variety of wildlife experiences and spring wildflower displays are amongst the best. 

Spend 3 nights near Mallacoota and 3 nights at Point Hicks Lighthouse boasting superb ocean views, walks and fascinating history.


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5 Day Birds of the Snowy River

Graded: Easy
Walks: Lots of short walks at birdwatching pace, some uneven ground and gentle hills.
4 nights accommodation
Focus: Birdwatching
Destinations: Snowy River National Park, Buchan, McKillops Bridge, Deddick
Educational discovery level: Moderate / High

This is a dedicated birdwatching trip to introduce you to the rich birdlife of the Snowy River Valley.  The scenery is superb and the birdwatching is rewarding both in the dry rainshadow woodland of the Snowy River Valley as well as other interesting sites we visit. 

Fully accommodated in comfortable cottage accommodation, enjoy days filled with observing birds going about their daily activities and discover life in a remote corner of Victoria.

A bird list from previous trips is available.

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Red-necked Wallaby

4 Day Snowy River Nature Tour

Graded: Easy-moderate
Walks: Lots of short – medium length Easy walks
3 nights accommodation
Focus: Nature and walking in the Snowy River valley
Destinations: Snowy River National Park, McKillop Bridge, Australian Coastal Wilderness Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate


Escape and enjoy nature at its best in the Snowy River area on a four day packaged nature tour. Sit quietly, mesmerised by the sound of a waterfall and watch the water splash off the rocks and tumble into pools; what a great way to re-connect with nature.  There are waterfalls, forest, rivers and mountains. Wildlife experiences are a regular joy and your local guide will share a deep love of these mountains and valleys, their rich history and the creatures that call them home.  Every night is spend in cosy cottage style accommodation and home style meals will appear before you like magic. Now that sounds like a holiday!

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Birds of Hattah Kulkyne - Murray Sunset - Gippsland High Country Tours

8 Day Birds of Hattah Kulkyne & Murray Sunset

Graded: Moderate
Theme: Birds & Birdwatching
Educational discovery level: Moderate / High
7 nights accommodation

This is a dedicated birdwatching trip to introduce you to the very rewarding birdwatching of the mallee environment. Proximity to the Murray River also adds waterbirds to the variety of birdlife.

You don’t have to be an experienced birdwatcher, enthusiastic novices are most welcome and it is a great way to gain experience and learn more about birds and birdwatching. We will take our time and enjoy watching the birds, not just ticking off lists. 

Small group of 4 or less. 

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Gabo Island Ecotour with Gippsland High Country Tours 5 Day Gabo Island Discovery Ecotour

Graded: Easy-Moderate
Walks: Easy - Moderate grade walks on minor trails with uneven, surfaces plus untracked walking and some rock scrambling.
4 nights accommodation
Focus: Coastal environment.
Destinations: Gabo Island,Croajingolong National Park, Mallacoota, Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Landscape.
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Escape to an island getaway off the far east coast of Victoria.  Seen from Mallacoota the low profile of the island is broken only by its lighthouse tower standing proud and tall. This fascinating island is only small, but offers lots of wonderful secrets for curious nature lovers. 

We will be exploring on foot, so although there are not steep hills, you need to be reasonably fit.  Birds and wildlife, a rich human history and time for solitude make this a refreshing and educational short holiday break.         

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3 Day Point Hicks Lighthouse Weekend

Graded: Easy
Walks: Lots of short – medium length Easy walks
2 nights accommodation
Focus: Nature and walking in a remote coastal environment
Destinations: Point Hicks, Croajingolong National Park, Thurra River, Australian Coastal Wilderness Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate


A long weekend tour to appreciate the atmosphere and coastal beauty of Point Hicks in Croajingolong National Park and help raise funds for the Cancer Council.  From the verandah of our accommodation in the historic Lighthouse Keepers quarters at Point Hicks, you don’t just get a view, but a front row seat to watch the sunset, birds or perhaps a seal offshore. 

There are lots of easy/moderate walks nearby, taking you to glorious unspoilt sandy beaches, through coastal forests and to the estuary at Thurra River.  There is lots to learn from your local guide, however there will also be quiet time for you to pause and take it the peace and tranquillity.

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Mountain views, Alpine National Park

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Alpine Wildflowers at their best in January

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5 Day Alpine Discovery Tour
Graded: VERY EASY

Fully accommodated.
Touring with lots of short easy nature walks & wildflower rambles.

Summer in Victoria's magnificent Alpine National Park brings a profusion of wildflowers to the highest mountain peaks.

Other features include stunning mountain views, sub-alpine meadows, impressive peaks and lots of time to wander beneath sculptured snowgums and absorb the Alpine splendour.

You will have an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the Koori (aboriginal) people of East Gippsland.

Hear stories of cattle droving at Dargo and the Mountain Cattlemen’s long association with the High Country. Learn too of the reasons why cattle grazing is no longer permitted in the Alpine National Park.  These mountains have a very fragile alpine ecology and your guide will introduce you to some of the issues that our mountains face now and into the future.
Enjoy country hospitality at its best with an interesting variety of motel, hotel, and lodge accommodation.

We travel through some parts of the Alpine National Park burnt in the past decade, but the scars are healing fast, the new growth is astounding and wildflowers are prolific.

This leisurely and comprehensive tour includes plenty of hands on time away from the vehicle with lots of short guided nature walks and wildflower rambles. (January is peak month for wildflowers)

Press Release: The Australian Alps has just been included on the National Heritage List recognising the outstanding natural, indigenous and historic values of this iconic landscape.

 

December 12, 2016

5 Days ex. Bairnsdale  $2490

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5 Day Snowy River & Errinundra Explorer Tour
Graded: VERY EASY

Fully accommodated.
Touring with lots of short easy nature walks.

The magnificent Snowy River National Park boasts some of Victoria's most breathtaking scenery - waterfalls, vast rugged gorges and endless mountain views.  Sit on the banks of the legendary Snowy River, surrounded by steep mountain sides clad in native cypress pines.  Admire the water sculptured rocks.  Maybe you will be tempted to have a dip?

Listen to the silence and smell the fresh bush scents.  Walk quietly across McKillops Bridge and hear the story of its construction.

In contrast, traveling through Errinundra National Park, you will feel dwarfed by the immense trees of the old-growth eucalypt forests and enjoy an easy boardwalk through ancient cool-temperate rainforest with ferns and moss festooned logs.
High on the Errinundra Plateau, the treetops are often shrouded in mountain mist, creating an atmosphere of its own.

Featuring really easy walks, this is a relaxed pace tour with ample time to enjoy the tranquility of your natural surroundings. Combine remote and rugged beauty with the home comforts of cabin accommodation and great country hospitality.

Your guide will help you understand the way plants and animals interact and survive in these two very different environments.  You will not just return home refreshed and relaxed, but with new knowledge and a better understanding of the natural world.

October/November departures feature wildflowers and the Gippsland Waratah in bloom.

November 21, 2016
5 Days ex. Bairnsdale  $2400

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For day walks without packs go to Walking Ecotours

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