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 multiple 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 3, Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) invites you to visit recovering habitat that provides a home for the nationally endangered south-eastern Red-tailed Black-cockatoo, at our Eaglehawk Waterhole Restoration Reserve, Bangham, in the Upper South East of SA. Established in 2013, Eaglehawk Waterhole was NGT's first Restoration Reserve and, at almost 1000 hectares in size, is also our largest - strategically located only a short distance from the border with Victoria and the expansive Little Desert National Park beyond. Ten years on, learn about the ongoing process of environmental recovery at this site from NGT ecologists, as we explore the role of revegetation and assisted natural regeneration of gum, buloke and stringybark woodlands at a large scale, and how the site is utilised by a wide range of important species, especially woodland birds.
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. 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 is a toilet on the property. 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.
Participants travelling from over 2 hours drive away as part of the Grand Tour are encouraged to find accommodation in or near Bordertown the evening prior.