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The Gippsland High Country Tours Newsletter includes details about the forthcoming program of ecotours and walks, as well as interesting news items from the High Country and East Gippsland, nature notes and entertaining stories from recent participants.

Current Newsletter Spring 2014 Newsletter 40

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Winter 2013 Newsletter 39

Spring 2012 Newsletter 38

Autumn 2012 Newsletter 37

Spring 2011 Newsletter 36

Autumn 2011 Newsletter 35

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Available on all 3-7 day trips listed on website program

Past participants 10%
Early booking 10%
Pensioners 10%
Group booking (5 or more people on any trip), generous discounts apply,
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New Ecotours and Walks 2014
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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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Alpine Walking  on  a Walking Eco Tour with Gippsland High Country Tours
Image courtesy J. Bray
4 Day Alpine Walking in Autumn

Graded: Moderate
Walks: Moderate grade walks on minor trails with uneven, rocky or grassy surfaces. Includes hills and short steep sections.
3 nights accommodation
Focus: Mountain walking, alpine environment.
Destinations: Alpine National Park, Dinner Plain, Mt Hotham, Australian Alps National Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Imagine walking across the roof of Victoria, experiencing superb scenery as you gaze across mountain ranges into the blue haze.  This is a classic lodge accommodated walking tour in the Alpine National Park with a lovely variety of guided walks every day.  There will be majestic sculptured snowgums, soft snowgrass and rocky alpine ridges. Your local guide will share a great love and knowledge of the mountain to complete your ecotour holiday. Accommodation every night is in a comfortable lodge at Dinner Plain village.          

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Walking to Guys Hut on a Walking Eco Tour with Gippsland High Country Tours 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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New Ecotours and Walks 2012
The big news for the 2012 program is the introduction of three exciting new departures (detailed below). Two of these have a strong learning focus for those who are really curious about the natural world and would like a more educational tour experience.  The third is a moderate grade walking tour of Errinundra Plateau.

Shells and Seashore Life of East Gippsland is perfect for anyone who loves rock pool rambles and beachcombing and wants to learn more about the creatures they observe along our coast.  East Gippsland has a very rich marine life and specialist guide Alan Monger will be leading this trip with me.  Alan has pursued a great interest and love of shells and other seashore life for over 50 years and is keen to share his enthusiasm for the unique creatures that make our coastline home.  No previous knowledge or experience is needed but bring along a healthy curiosity and a desire to learn more about shells and other marine life.

What about a river somewhere… River Life at Waterholes is another new tour for 2012 which will explore the life that live in and around a river, the Nicholson River. Although you will feel remote, we won’t be roughing it at all.  The Nicholson River is right on the doorstep of Waterholes Guesthouse, so we just walk out the door, through the garden and we are there.  When we think about what lives in a river we quickly think of fish, platypus and frogs, but what about the tiny creatures that live on the sandy bottom or under rocks.  Armed with dip nets discover some of the macro-invertebrates life and learn why they are so important to the health of the river.  Enjoy first class meals, go to sleep listening to a chorus of frogs and thinking of the river’s own story from the headwaters to the sea.

 
For walkers the new walking tour Walking Errinundra Plateau takes you high into the mountains of East Gippsland where the trees grow oh so tall and the mountain mists can roll in and create a ghostly beauty. In spring these magnificent forests come alive with colour, wattles and a variety of flowering shrubs including the crimson blooms of the Gippsland Waratah.  On our walks keen observers will also find smaller flowers including an orchid or two if you have sharp eyes.  We fill the days with a combination of moderate grade walks and return each night to cosy accommodation.  Take your time as you walk and enjoy the fern lined tracks.
   

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