Blog - Stories and News
The Arkana Safari Bus (The Wilderness Observer) (April 20, 2023)
Over the years, our mode of transport has rarely featured, the emphasis is on what we experience in nature, not how we travel there. However our now retired Toyota Arkana Safari Bus is a relic of a bygone era of outback and adventure travel in Australia and we feel its history needs to be recognised and celebrated. In 1990 an opportunity to purchase an Arkana set Gippsland High Country Tours up with a very capable and comfortable 4WD for tours in Gippsland and the outback. Jenny (and many clients) have really fond memories of the adventures this grand old lady took us on. Read the full story here
April 20, 2023
Nature’s recovery from fire in East Gippsland - the first 6-8 months (August 13, 2020)
Take a virtual stroll through the first 6-8 months since East Gippsland’s bushfire and take a look at how nature is recovering at a few sites. When you hear of enormous bushfires like were experienced last summer (2019-20), not only in East Gippsland but across large parts of southern and eastern Australia, the enormity of the loss makes it hard to see how the landscape and wildlife will ever recover. It does recover and we share photos and stories of some of the tricks nature uses – great stories of hope. Read the full story here
August 13, 2020
Tiny Wildlife in East Gippsland during Autumn (May 31, 2020)
Wildlife come in all shapes and sizes so during our Nature Tours and Walking Ecotours we try to make sure you get to enjoy some of the fascinating invertebrates and other small critters that are not as well known as our furry mammal and feathered wildlife friends. During Autumn this year COVID-19 restrictions have seen us staying home for months, so we thought we would share with you some of the “Tiny Wildlife” we have found at or around Bruthen in East Gippsland. Read the full story here
May 31, 2020
Wildflowers, a look close up (April 26, 2020)
Native wildflowers and indeed flowers of any sort provide us with a great deal of joy. They come in a range of colours and forms and we love the massed effect of many species complimenting each other in our garden or in the wild. But flowers provide another layer of beauty, that is only seen close up. Sometimes the “inner beauty” rivals the overall effect of the flower in its delicate detail. Lets take a look close up at some of our wonderful native wildflowers. Read the full story here
April 26, 2020
Tale of two nests at Bruthen (April 4, 2020)
Following bushfire evacuations in East Gippsland we returned to Bruthen to discover two nests with very different stories. One was made by Leaden Flycatchers, possible bushfire refugees and new to our bush block. The other belonged to a bird hunting raptor, the Collared Sparrowhawk.
We followed their progress and illustrate this some photos. Read the full story here
April 4, 2020
Autumn update 2020 (March 25, 2020)
News of the terrible summer bushfires in East Gippsland and how this and current travel restrictions have impacted our nature tour and walk program. Hear how we will keep in touch with you.
Its not all bad news though, there are some lovely post-fire recovery stories both of nature and in local communities. See great photos from a walk to the Alpine National Park, where we enjoyed great scenery untouched by this summer's fires. Read the full story here
March 25, 2020
Discover the Language of Nature (July 28,2019)
Has modern living dulled your skills in listening to the sounds of nature and engaging deeply with the natural world? Andrew Skeoch will be teaming up with Jenny as the expert guide to lead us through a journey of discovery and we learn to listen deeply and reconnect with nature.
Imagine sitting quietly in the dark, listening to the bush awaken as the dawn chorus swells around us and the sun slowly peeps over the mountains. Read the full story here
July 28, 2019
Welcome to our new look website (April 5, 2019)
Goodbye to our old website that has served us well for around 16 years, but its time for a new look! Read about the new features and the transition from old to new.
April 5, 2019