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4 Day Point Hicks Lighthouse Nature Tour

   

 

Point Hicks Lighthouse on a late afternoon walk


Easy walks along an unpoint sandy beach


Reflections in the Thurra River estuary, Croajingolong


Opportunities in nature, high-rise living for lizards


Sunset at Point Hicks


Coastal flowers, White Correa


Decorative steps – Point Hicks lighthouse


Coastal wilderness landscape


An elegant Pacific Gull dwarfs the smaller Silver Gull


The colours of the Croajingolong coast

 

Graded: Easy
Walks: Lots of short – medium length Easy walks
3 nights accommodation

Focus: Nature and walking in a remote coastal environment
Destinations: Point Hicks, Croajingolong National Park, Thurra River, Australian Coastal Wilderness Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Join a small group of nature lovers to explore the remote coastline around Point Hicks in Croajingolong National Park.  This short escape is a chance to get away and let us take care of the detail while you immerse yourself in nature which refreshes and invigorates you.

Imagine walks along unspoilt sandy beaches, exploring rocks on the headland with their amazing colours, discovering what washes up on the beach and wandering along soft leafy tracks through coastal forests. By day listen to quiet birdsong in the forest and by night go to sleep with the sound of waves crashing on the rocks outside your window.

Our accommodation is in historic lighthouse keeper’s quarters at Point Hicks and there is a rich history to hear as you join a guided tour of the lighthouse. If the weather is rough, you will gain a real sense of the need for a lighthouse here, especially as you hear stories of local shipwrecks.

Your guide will share a great love of this coastal environment with you and you will learn about some of the creatures that call Point Hicks home.  Wildlife experiences are a regular joy, whether it’s a wallaby in the forest, lizards basking on the rocks or seals playing in the ocean swell.

We also try to find time to contribute to the environment, usually by doing a quick pick up of plastics and other beach-washed rubbish that poses a risk to marine birds and wildlife. We can also include other wildlife monitoring activities to suit your interests, like recording frog calls in the evening or completing some bird surveys.  Even if you are not a bird-watcher, everyone can keep an eye out for banded birds on the beach, so you guide can get a photo and report the bands to researchers.

This tour is available on request, so we can tailor make it to suit your interests and discuss suitable dates. Even if you are on your own, we can promote your tour and gather others to join you. Minimum is usually 3 people however if you would like a truly personalised tour, smaller numbers are possible.

Maximum of 10 participants.

October 9, 2017
4 days ex Bairnsdale $1780

Contact us for more details or to express your interest in a “on request” or customised tour.


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Stories, Poems and Comments from past participants

“We have very much enjoyed the beautiful walks and the incredibly gorgeous coastline. It is an awesome sight to walk out your back door and have a lighthouse towering over you! We have also enjoyed the peace and tranquillity that we lose so much of these days.  Thank you Jenny.” 
Jenny & Brian (Melbourne)


“The past few days heave been a fantastic experience.  Jenny has been “the best” in every way – her knowledge fantastic.”
Helen (Melbourne)


“As always, a trip full of interest, challenges and appreciation of the amazing East Gippsland area. Every day was full of new and exciting scenery and quiet places for thinking and appreciation.  Thank you Jenny & Maria for another very special time” 
Jean (Vic)

“It was a pleasure to experience the Pt Hicks area with such a fine group plus the bonus of Jenny’s excellent organisation and meals along with the knowledge of nature’s world.  Many thanks” 
Bob (Vic)

 

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