Mallacoota & Croajingolong in Springtime
Walks: Lots of short – medium length Easy walks
Focus: Wildlife, nature and walking in a remote coastal environment
Destinations: Mallacoota, Gipsy Point, Croajingolong National Park, Australian Coastal Wilderness Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate
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Join a small group of nature lovers to explore Croajingolong National Park around Mallacoota and Gipsy Point. This short escape is a chance to get away and let us take care of the detail while you immerse yourself in nature for a refreshing break.
Large areas of East Gippsland were impacted by bushfires three years ago, in summer 2019-20 and that includes the township of Mallacoota and surround areas including much of Croajingolong National Park. You will see lots of country that was badly burnt, but is now regenerating beautifully. Your guide will help you understand how both nature and local communities are recovering and local businesses will appreciate our support.
Imagine walks along unspoilt sandy beaches, exploring rocks on the headland with their amazing colours, discovering what washes up on the beach and wandering along soft leafy tracks through coastal forests. By day listen to quiet birdsong in the forest and by night go to sleep with the sound of waves crashing on the rocks outside your window.
Our accommodation at Gipsy Point is a very peaceful setting surrounded by shady gardens and only a short stroll from the river.
Your guide will share a great love of this coastal environment with you. Wildlife experiences will be special, whether it’s a wallaby in the forest, lizards basking on the rocks or the prolific birdlife of the ocean, inlet and surrounding forests. Spring is wildlfower time and the bush comes to life with extra colour.
We also try to make a contribution to the environment in some way, during our visit. Maybe it will be doing a quick pick up of plastics and other beach-washed rubbish that poses a risk to marine birds and wildlife or your guide recording wildlife sightings or completing some bird surveys. Even if you are not a bird-watcher, everyone can keep an eye out for banded birds on the beach, so your guide can get a photo and report the bands to researchers. The information we get back about where the bird was originally banded is fascinating.
Breathe in the beauty of the Croajingolong coast, soak up the peace and quiet while nature works its magic on you.
Maximum of 10 participants.
In 2023-24, this tour will be offered in a similar format by Inala Nature Tours Contact the friendly staff at Inala to register your interest and to be added to the waiting list so you can be notified when itinerary details, date and price are finalised.
4-7 Days ex. Melbourne
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