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!
The Grand 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 Park.
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 4, Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) invites you to our Mount Burr Swamp Restoration Reserve, Mount McIntyre, in the Lower South East of SA. Secured in 2016 and recently expanded in size, Mount Burr Swamp is NGT's second Restoration Reserve and in autumn 2023 has just undergone its second phase of large-scale wetland restoration works. Come along and learn from NGT ecologists what steps have been involved in the restoration of this farming property in a high rainfall area, as it gradually transitions from production (grazing and forestry) to conservation. You will also see the adjacent Marshes Native Forest Reserve, a key natural reference area, learn about the novel partnerships that made this project possible, and have a chance to explore the latest restoration works.
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 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
- study walking shoes
- a backpack
- wellington boots and/or waders if you have them
Detailed instructions on where to meet will be provided to registered participants prior to the event.
Participants travelling from over 2 hours drive away, or on the 'Grand Tour', are encouraged to find accommodation in Naracoorte, Penola, Millicent or Mt Gambier the evening prior.