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  • Natural History Tours to destinations beyond the High Country. 

  • The outback and more for nature lovers

  • Destinations include Strzelecki Track and Cooper Creek, the Flinders Ranges and even Tasmania

  • Led by naturalist guides you will enjoy outstanding birdwatching opportunities, plus a variety of different habitats, their wildlife and wildflowers, geology, landforms, history and more
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Flinders Range Natural History Tour with Gippsland High country Tours.

11 Day Flinders Ranges Natural History Tour

Graded: Moderate
Walks: Lots of easy-moderate walks
10 nights accommodation
Focus: Natural History of the Flinders Rangers
Destinations: Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Educational discovery level: Moderate / High

Discover the Flinders Ranges, its history, plants, animals and classic scenery on this slow pace natural history tour.  Take time to explore closely, experience and learn.  Enjoy wildlife, easy-moderate walks and aboriginal art sites plus there will be plenty of opportunity for birdwatching.

Fully accommodated and led by a naturalist guide your experience will be all the richer for the things you learn along the way.

A bird list from previous trips is also available.

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Beyond the High Country

Tasmania – A Natural History Tour

Join an enthusiastic group of nature lovers for 15 days taking a close-up look at Tasmania.

The island state is compact but amazingly diverse and we will give you an opportunity to experience many of these diverse natural environments and particularly to focus on some of the uniquely Tasmanian landscapes and habitats.

Tasmania boasts many plants unique to the island (endemic) as well as endemic birds and it is the final refuge for many wildlife species that have disappeared from the mainland.

Tasmania also has rich history and you will learn about the first indigenous people, the European settlers and of course the convict history Tasmania is so famous for.

This tour will be led by Jenny Edwards offering leadership in a range of natural history fields. Jenny will be supported by local experts who will join us for interpretation at various points during the tour.

With a maximum of 11 participants you will enjoy more personalised service than offered on many tours.

The itinerary includes many extras and is planned to be leisurely to allow time for birdwatching, nature study and just to really appreciate the places we visit.

This tour is scheduled only when there is sufficient interest and demand.

Contact us to register your interest and to be notified of the next departure date.

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Cradle Mountain

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Summer wildflowers

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Ross Bridge

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Eastern Quoll


Beyond the High Country

Strzelecki Track and Cooper Creek

An arid environment Natural History Tour

(Fully accommodated)

This is the fifth time I have offered this trip and every time, participants are thrilled by the variety of landscapes we visit as well as the combination of nature and history.  With a naturalist guide to lead you to discover the amazing landforms, plants, birds and animals of the arid zone on this really comprehensive Natural History Tour. We don’t rush either, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the easy walks, birdwatching or just to soak up the atmosphere of the arid country.

The Innamincka region is probably best known historically for the tragedy of the Burke and Wills expedition, however the Innamincka Regional Reserve is also one of the world's most unusual wetlands. Set in a desert region it relies on water from Northern Queensland to regularly replenish the maze of lakes and waterholes along Cooper Creek. To sum it up, "Cooper Creek is one of Australia's largest, most isolated and historic river systems - and it flows through a desert!"

During 2010 and 2011, this area along with much of Australia’s outback, received excellent rainfall which resulted in prolific plant growth and increases in wildlife numbers. The results of this should still be very noticeable in 2012.  We expect to find country that has been refreshed and rejuvenated with bird and wildlife populations higher than normal. Birdwatchers will enjoy lots of great birdwatching opportunities.

Highlights from the 15 days include the Strzelecki Track, Innamincka township, picturesque waterholes along Cooper Creek and their birdlife, the Burke and Wills Dig Tree, goldmining towns of Tibooburra and Milparinka as well as Broken Hill, Kinchega and Mungo National Parks.

Enjoy being part of a small group of no more than 14 participants.  For the first time in 2012, this trip will be fully accommodated.  Yes even in remote Innamincka, you will enjoy a comfortable bed every night.

This tour has a Natural History focus and along the way we will explore a number of different environments including big red sand dunes, dry creek-beds lined with ancient eucalypts, gibber plains, freshwater lakes and waterholes. The area has a rich flora and careful observation should be rewarded with discoveries of wildflowers. As well as expecting to see a wide variety of arid-land birds, we will be hunting out sightings and signs of other wildlife and looking at how plants and animals interact and survive in this harsh environment.

In addition we will enjoy the overall scenic beauty, natural landforms, geology and there will be a strong focus on history of both the first aboriginal inhabitants as well as the early European explorers and settlers.

This tour is scheduled only when there is sufficient interest and demand.

Contact us to register your interest and to be notified of the next departure date.


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"The sights and sounds of the "road to Innamincka" are etched in my mind.

To be retrieved at quiet times to be enjoyed all over again"

Claire, May 2002

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Birdwatching stop on the Strzelecki Track

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Discover history and wildlife along Cooper Creek

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Short walks to explore the desert environment

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Coongie Lakes are a haven for birds and wildlife



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