Free Alpine National Park summer tours
VISITORS to the Alpine National Park can now experience the Bogong High Plains like never before thanks to Parks Victoria’s new Alps Discovery Days at Wallace’s Hut Heritage Trail, a continuation of the new Volunteer Park Guide program launched earlier this year.
The Alps Discovery Days experience will showcase the unique flora and fauna of the Alpine National Park while immersing visitors in the cultural heritage of the Bogong High Plains.
The Volunteer Park Guides will lead both guided tours and more informal chats of Wallace’s hut and the surrounding wetlands between 10am to 2pm during the summer school holidays and on the Easter long weekend in April 2019.
The newly launched pro- gram is being trialled in two locations and enables passionate volunteers to become more actively involved by sharing their knowledge and experience with park visitors, creating lasting memories for all involved.
The Alps Discovery Days tours will be available on Thursdays, Saturday and Sunday. They are free, fun and educational for all.
Parks Victoria State-wide Volunteer Officer Leesa Riley, said that Parks Victoria was committed to creating exciting new experiences for visitors.
“The new Volunteer Park Guides program aims to create a lasting connection between the community, visitors and our parks,” she said.
“We have been very fortunate to recruit a number of local volunteers who have their own strong connection with the unique Alpine landscape and will be able to share wonderful stories with our visitors.
“The Alps Discovery Days will enable our visitors to experience unique features of the Bogong High Plains through the eyes of our volunteers.”
Park Guide Graham Gales added that he was looking forward to sharing the stories of the Alpine National Park.
“(Including) Its history, its rare and fragile features, and how it supports the health and wellbeing of not just local communities, but also ones in other parts of Victoria and Australia.”
To book a place on a Volunteer Park Guide tour, visit https://www.parkstay.vic.gov. au/discovery-tours or simply arrive at Wallace’s Hut within the designated time.