Powerful Owl
Baw Baw National Park
Victorian Alps Owl Monitoring
Baw Baw National Park

Night Owls

Tour operated by: Naturewise Conservation Holidays

Address: 162 Adderley St, West Melbourne, Victoria 3003

Phone: 03 5330 2600  |  Freecall: 1800 032 501  |  Fax: 03 5330 2600  

Email: bookings@naturewise.com.au
Web: naturewise.com.au

Give a hoot and join Parks Victoria Rangers and environmental experts in an unforgettable setting and contribute to the management of a threatened species.

Victoria is home to four large forest owls including the Powerful Owl, Barking Owl, Masked Owl and Sooty Owl. These magnificent creatures of the night are currently threatened and face increasing decline in light of continued habitat encroachment and defragmentation.

All four owls have been located in small numbers at the foothills of the Victorian Alps throughout Baw Baw National Park and beyond. Ongoing monitoring is essential to assessing population numbers and territory to establish the protection of suitable habitat for the future.

On this Naturewise trip you will experience one of Victoria's most significant natural and cultural regions. Owl monitoring will be conducted in the beautiful surrounds of Baw Baw National Park. You will also have the chance to experience Victoria's gold rush past with a visit to the historic town of Walhalla, and have a close encounter with some of Australia's native wildlife.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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This rate includes two nights accommodation, return transfers from Melbourne. meals as indicated, guided walk in Baw Baw National Park and monitoring activities led by a Parks Victoria Ranger and environmental expert.


Payment methods accepted

Cheque  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

To secure your booking Full program payment is required. If it becomes necessary to cancel your booking, please notify operators immediately. The cancellation is effective from the date of notification. Cancellation fees are as follows: cancellation more than 30 days before start date, 15 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited, cancellation 30 and 14 days before start date, 30 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited, cancellation less than 14 days before start date, 100 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited. There is no refund after starting the program. This program operates with a minimum of four people and maximum of eight people.Operators reserve the right to cancel departure dates should booking numbers fall below required minimum numbers. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancellation due to minimum program numbers not being reached.

Days of operation

March departure

Departure details: 05/03/14 - 07/03/14

April departure

Departure details: 02/04/14 - 04/04/14

May departure

Departure details: 07/05/14 - 09/05/14

Tour starting location

CVA West Melbourne Office

Mode of transport

  • Car


  • Barbeque
  • Birdwatching


  • Other
  • Walking


  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide

Conservation Volunteers offers Naturewise Conservation Holidays, they are quality, small group ecotour experiences where you get to make a real difference to the conservation of Australia's unique environment.

Naturewise Conservation Holidays embraces the principles of responsible travel combining conservation with exploration. Their aim is to connect visitors with Australia's beautiful and unique natural areas, while helping to ensure their future preservation. The Naturewise programs are award recognised and Ecotourism certified.

Naturewise Conservation Holidays range from two days to two weeks. Each program offers the opportunity to visit unique destinations, get close to nature and explore the great outdoors, while contributing to conservation.

The time spent undertaking conservation activities typically makes up 30 to 40 per cent of the trip with the other time spent touring such as bush walks, Island tours, wildlife viewing and visiting National Parks.

No experience is required to participate in a Naturewise Conservation Holidays program, though you should be reasonably fit and active and declare any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking.

Program prices include accommodation, meals, program leader, transfers from the designated pick up point, park or reserve entry fees and scheduled activities. All programs are led by an experienced guide, and on some programs you are joined by visiting researchers.


  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Youth Hostels Association
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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