• Nature & wildlife tours

Birds of the Snowy River (5 days)

Enjoy a week of dedicated birdwatching in a remote mountainous corner of Gippsland with magnificent rugged Snowy River scenery and some very interesting bird species in a range of habits. This is leisurely time observing and enjoying birds, not just rushing to tick names off a list.

What more could a birdwatcher ask for? Perhaps a comfy
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bed at night? Yes, this trip is fully accommodated and catered too. The days are leisurely, exploring open woodland, farmland interface and riparian vegetation along the Snowy River and its tributaries near McKillops Bridge. Returning to the cottage, the shady verandahs are perfect for watching local bird life going about their daily business without a care to our presence.

Some of the species regularly seen include Diamond Firetail, Brown Tree-creeper, Rufous Whistler, Peaceful Dove, White-winged Chough, Speckled Warbler, Spotted Pardalote, Scarlet Robin and Woodswallows. Interesting summer visitors add to the species list.

A small personalised group (less than five) maximises your birdwatching experiences. Birdwatching knowledge or skill is not essential, although an interest in birds is. Keen novices are most welcome and what a perfect situation to help develop your birdwatching skills, enjoy the beauty of birds and learn more about them.

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Five day package includes travel from departure point, four nights accommodation, meals and expertise of a local guide. Contact for details of early booking discount.


Five day package includes travel from departure point, four nights accommodation, meals and expertise of a local guide.

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Days of operation:
  • Next scheduled departure: October 21-25, 2019. Also available on demand. (minimum numbers apply). Contact Gippsland High Tour for a full day by day itinerary or to discuss other date options.

Tour highlights:
  • McKillops Bridge
    An amazing engineering feat allowing the crossing of the Snowy River, this is a great place to birdwatch with local bird life being rich and varied. Open woodland is home to many birds not normally found in other parts of Gippsland. Sit beside the legendary Snowy River, discover smooth rock formations and flood markers that show the power of this mighty river. Learn about the battle to return environmental flows to the river.

Map pins are available via the tab key in a list after the map.

You can pan the map with the keyboard arrows.

Macleod Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875
  • -37.8283977 147.6267533