Great Ocean Road - Place of two Voices

“Two Voices are there; one is of the Sea, One of the Moun­tains; each a mighty Voice”

The Wildiaries Experience Travel Brochure - - Contents - Wil­liam Wordsworth, 1888

Koalas fight for real-es­tate in trees on Cape Ot­way, over­look­ing a roar­ing south­ern ocean. Nearby, car­niv­o­rous snails hunt through an­cient rain­for­est, drip­ping with filmy ferns. The Great Ocean Road sweeps ma­jes­ti­cally to War­rnam­bool, breed­ing ground for South­ern Right Whales in winter and Lit­tle Pen­guins in sum­mer. De­scend­ing into Tower Hill’s vol­canic crater, you en­ter a liv­ing mu­seum where emus, echid­nas, koalas and kan­ga­roos roam wild. Away from the Great Ocean Road’s most fa­mous land­marks, these are some of the most ex­cit­ing wildlife ex­pe­ri­ences in Aus­tralia.

High­lights:

Con­trib­ute to valu­able con­ser­va­tion work on Koalas and Tiger Quolls Par­tic­i­pate in an­i­mal re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and mon­i­tor­ing work See Koalas, Eastern Grey Kan­ga­roos, Emus and night an­i­mals with a lo­cal Abo­rig­i­nal co­op­er­a­tive Dis­cover the his­tory of War­rnam­bool’s set­tle­ment

Itin­er­ary:

Day 1-2 This self-drive tour starts from Mel­bourne where you pick up your hire car and drive to the Great Ocean Road. Ar­riv­ing at an ex­clu­sive eco lodge in the af­ter­noon, you’ll be met by your hosts who spe­cialise in award-win­ning con­ser­va­tion pro­grams. Over the next two days, you can ex­plore the prop­erty with ded­i­cated ecol­o­gists, as­sist with the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of in­jured and or­phaned wildlife and par­tic­i­pate in eco­log­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing and habi­tat restora­tion projects.

Day 3-4 Af­ter a drive to War­rnam­bool, you’ll check in at a lux­ury bay­side re­sort for din­ner. You’ll visit Tower Hill for a guided day and night walk in the mouth of an ex­tinct vol­cano. You’ll also be guided by mem­bers of the Worn Gun­didj Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity to see Emus, Eastern Grey Kan­ga­roos and Koalas. Back in War­rnam­bool, you’re in­vited to spend time at the Flagstaff Hill mar­itime vil­lage. Sea­son­ally, there is the op­por­tu­nity to meet the Marem­mas who guard Lit­tle Pen­guins on Mid­dle Is­land.

Day 5 Af­ter breakfast in War­rnam­bool, you have the rest of the day to wind your way along the Great Ocean Road and pho­to­graph the ocean views en­route to Mel­bourne.

John Suther­land and Lizzie Corke re­veal the wildlife se­crets of the Great Ocean Road

See their films at the link be­low, left

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