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Woodlands Wildlife at Night

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Naturewise Eco Escapes

This Naturewise Conservation Holidays program is at the Woodlands Historic Park, a short 20 minute drive from Melbourne city. Although close to Melbourne's modern urbanised setting, the park provides a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840s.

Four hundred hectares of Red gum Grassy Woodlands, known as the Back Paddock, have been fenced off as a Nature Reserve and identified as suitable habitat for the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Conservation volunteers and Parks Victoria have teamed up to reinstate a population of them in the reserve. The species is now considered extinct in Victoria's wild due to predation by foxes and cats, and disappearance of 99 per cent of the state's native grasslands.

Woodlands Historic Park really comes to life at dusk with kangaroos, wallabies, possums and other wildlife springing into action. On this exciting wildlife discovery they will venture deep into the park for an illuminated discovery of nocturnal wildlife. Naturewise Conservation Holidays will be looking out for the Eastern Barred Bandicoots and learning about the program to save them from extinction. They start the evening with spectacular sunset views from Gellibrand Hill, followed by an Aussie barbecue under the stars.

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Rate is for two adults and two children. Maximum ten passengers.

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Naturewise Eco Escapes are passionate about creating and sharing eco holidays which give back to nature.

Naturee Eco Escapes unique eco holidays are carefully crafted to take you off the beaten track and behind the scenes to showcase the best of nature and wildlife while supporting conservation. Tours are all-inclusive, fully-guided, and deeply rewarding – exploring some of Australia’s hidden, as well as iconic, natural gems.

Tours include viewing and meeting local wildlife, guided walks and tours, educational talks, and spectacular national parks and nature reserves. All profits from the tours go directly into wildlife conservation. No experience is necessary – all you need is an interest in nature, a willingness to get involved, and a desire to have lots of fun and meet new people.

Naturewise Eco Escapes is operated by Australia’s largest not-for-profit conservation organisation Conservation Volunteers Australia – all holidays contribute to real conservation outcomes.

Explore the great outdoors, breath the fresh air, and unwind in nature.

Winner 2014 RACV Tourism Award New Tourism Development and Advanced ECO certified.

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  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia