Join Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) founder Mark Bachmann, as we meet
various NGT ecologists and special guests during a 'tag-along tour' of
some of our favourite restored places, where nature is being given a
NGT are hosting a 6-day, multi-site, self-drive, Grand Tour across southern SA and western Victoria. Each day is a separate event with a different flavour, so you can register for a single event on any day, or join us as we travel across the landscape and come to them all! Please see the FAQs and map in this PDF.
Tour begins in Adelaide (Day 1) and visits the Eastern Mt Lofty Ranges
(Day 2), Upper South East (Day 3), Lower South East (Day 4), South West
Victoria (Day 5) and culminates with a catered event in the Southern
Grampians (Day 6), as we celebrate the expansion of NGT's spectacular
Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve, adjacent to the Grampians National
Each day needs to be booked separately on the Nature Festival
website, and please be assured that we have allowed sufficient time for
travel between sites during daylight hours if you are joining us for
more than one day of the Grand Tour. Detailed travel instructions will
be provided, as well as a suggested itinerary for those who register for
days of the tour, but please note that meals, accommodation and travel
for the Grand Tour are to be self-managed by attendees, with the
exception of a free catered BBQ lunch on Day 6.
On Day 2, Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) invites participants to Frahns Farm, near Monarto in the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges. Here, nature restoration experts Bio.R are replanting the native woodland vegetation with a focus on restoring sufficient habitat complexity to attract and support the recovery of threatened woodland birds. Bio.R's David Paton and Brad Bianco will be on hand to explain what's happening at Frahns and point out the important natural values of the area.
This event is free but tickets are limited. To confirm your booking we simply ask that you make a donation (of any amount) to Nature Glenelg Trust to help cover the costs of the event(s) and support our work restoring nature. You only need to make one donation if you are attending multiple events. To recognise their fantastic involvement with Day 2, NGT will make a contribution to Bio.R to support their work at Frahns Farm on behalf of attendees. A donation can be made by following this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/...
This is a self-driving and self-catering event and will involve walking through uneven terrain. There are no toilets at Frahns Farm. We recommend you bring:
- appropriate clothing for cold, wet weather and/or hot, sunny weather
- your lunch and plenty to drink
- a backpack
- study walking shoes
Detailed instructions on where to meet will be provided to registered participants prior to the event. People participating in the Grand Tour may wish to stay in Adelaide or the Adelaide Hills on the evening prior to Day 2.