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Wonders of Wildlife Ecotour

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Gippsland High Country Tours

Gippsland High Country Tours shows you Australia's diverse wildlife, that are shy and often elusive with many species rarely seen by the casual visitor.

Led by a Naturalist guide, small groups of nature lovers discover many fascinating facts about wildlife while valuable data is collected on distribution and ecology of species to help ensure they enjoy a more secure future.

Have great fun and join in your choice of activities which include birdwatching, trapping and release of small mammals for data collection, identifying animal tracks and traces, searching for frogs, evening spotlight walks and more.

Two different destinations with Gippsland High Country Tours contribute to citizen science.

The Snowy River National Park boasts magnificent scenery and is host to a diversity of wildlife habitats, however there has been little documentation of wildlife species present in some parts of the Park. Enjoy lush ferny Mountain Ash forest, dry open woodland with great views over the Snowy Valley and other rich and varied forest habitats.

The Haunted Stream is a beautiful river valley with a haunting history. Bushfire in the past decade has altered habitats and our survey is to record post fire response of wildlife as the bush regenerates.

Price & booking

Tour pricing information (GST included)

Type Valid Price
Per Person
Please contact Gippsland High Country Tours for more information and details of early booking discounts
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $1,490.00 - $1,520.00
Cancellation and booking policy

Deposit required to confirm booking. Balance due 30 days prior to departure. Cancellation and booking conditions as per booking form.

More info

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Days of operation:
  • Three Day Wonders of Wildlfie Ecotour

    Departure details: 26/03/16 - 28/03/16

Tour starting location:
Mode of transport:
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Coaster
  • Walk
  • Nature based
  • Wildlife
  • Guide
  • English
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Animal Viewing
  • Guided walks

Tour operator

Small group tours for nature lovers with Gippsland High Country Tours.

Escape from the pressures of your everyday life and experience the serenity and solitude of the High Country and East Gippsland on a range of fully packaged eco-tours and walks.

Gaze over a sea of mountains, breathe in the clear mountain air and touch the smooth trunks of the snow-gums. Experience deserted beaches or ancient forests. Wander along fern-lined tracks beneath towering eucalypts or across alpine plains with wildflowers at your feet.

Join a small friendly group of like-minded nature lovers led by experienced local guides, keen to share their love and knowledge of the natural world with you. Magnificent scenery, rich history and diverse flora and fauna

Imagine the fragrant bush scents and sounds of bird calls amidst the tranquillity of the forest.

Take your time, appreciate the beauty and listen as your guide explains the interaction of plants and animals who call the High Country home. Wildlife sightings are common and leisurely pace allows time for bird watching.

Your guides know too that you need a balance of activity and relaxation time, so as well as structured activities and walking, each departure allows time to relax and enjoy nature and the unique environments you visit. Enjoy solitude, peace and tranquillity and return home truly refreshed.

The program offers choices of easy ecotours with short walks or Walking Ecotours with moderate day walks. Choose accommodation or camping. Special departures include participation in wildlife research projects, offering a chance to contribute to conservation of threatened species.

Destinations include Alpine National Park, Errinundra National Park, Snowy River National Park, Croajingolong National Park and Mitchell River National Park.

For serious adventurers, challenging bushwalks explore Wilderness Areas.

Please contact operator for more details of the current program or visit the website.

Opening hours:

The full program is available on the website or by contacting Gippsland High Country Tours for further information. A full day by day itinerary is available for every departure. Most departures connect with rail or coach services from Melbourne to make joining arrangments easy if you would prefer to leave your car at home.

  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia

  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

  • Wildlife Tourism Australia