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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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    Departure details: 01/01/01 - 01/01/01

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Discover the best of nature and make a difference as you travel with Naturewise Eco Escapes.

Naturewise offers small group ecotours, voluntours and tailor made group travel. They are passionate about creating and sharing eco-holidays which give back to nature. Owned by Conservation Volunteers Australia, the country's biggest not-for-profit conservation organisation, all tours contribute directly to conservation outcomes – helping to conserve Australia's wildlife, national parks and reserves.

All-inclusive, eco escapes range from one day to two-week adventures, catering for a range of fitness levels, interests and travel preferences.

Guided explorations of some of Australia's hidden natural gems. This is your chance to stray from the beaten path and learn about native wildlife and eco-systems from local guides. You'll visit national parks and conservation reserves, meet local wildlife and see breath-taking natural beauty.

Rewarding, hands-on experiences which contribute to real conservation outcomes. You'll travel to places you'd never otherwise see, and take part in conservation or research activities. Conservation activities typically make up 30 to 70% of the trip, with remaining time spent touring local surrounds, wildlife viewing, guided walks, educational talks and visiting national parks.

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

  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia