• Walking tours

Five Day Nature Sounds and Birdsong Tour

Macleod Street, Bairnsdale Railway Station, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875

When we think about spending time out in nature most of us think first about what we will be seeing.

Gippsland High Country Tours would like to introduce you to the aft of listening to the sounds of nature and help you both sharpen your listening skills and learn more about what nature sounds tell you about various landscapes and what lives in them.

Andrew Skeoch from Listening Earth will be bringing his enthusiasm for sound to join forces with Jenny on this very special tour.

Discover the richness of the bird’s dawn chorus and sounds of the bush during the day in a variety of habitats. Hopefully you will hear nocturnal wildlife and owls as well as tiny sounds that many people rarely notice.

Explore bushland around the cottage accommodation and in Mitchell River National Park on easy-moderate walks. Andrew will have some formal presentations and you will be introduced to the equipment used for nature sound recordings This promises to be a wonderful journey of discovery and places are very limited on each departure.

Days of operation:
  • Next scheduled departure: September 10-14, 2018. Then March 2019. Please contact Gippsland High Country Tours for full day by day itinerary or to discuss other dates. Minimum group numbers apply.

Tour highlights:
  • Den of Nargun, Mitchell River National Park
    Mitchell River National Park includes stunning scenery in a variety of habitats from dry rain-shadow woodland, to pockets of warm temperate rainforest. This National Park protects Victoria’s largest un-dammed river catchment, and offers wonderful wildlife opportunities. The Den of Nargun is a site of significant cultural significance to the Gunaikurnai Traditional owners.

Discover nature on a small group, guided eco-tour or walk with Gippsland High Country Tours. Escape from the pressures of everyday life and experience the serenity of East Gippsland and the beyond on a fully packaged tour with cosy accommodation every night.

Gaze over a sea of mountains, breathe in the clear mountain air and touch the smooth trunks of snow-gums. Experience deserted beaches or ancient forests. Listen to bird calls as you wander along fern-lined tracks beneath towering trees 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 nature with you.

Take your time, appreciate the beauty and listen as your guide explains the interaction of plants and animals. Wildlife sightings are common and leisurely pace allows time for bird watching. Choose short or long walks with magnificent scenery and rich history.

Your guides know that you need a balance of activity and relaxation, so as well as structured activities and walking we allow time to relax and enjoy nature and the unique environments you visit.

Experience solitude, peace and tranquillity and return home truly refreshed.

Membership:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Visitor Information Centre
Macleod Street, Bairnsdale Railway Station, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875

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