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.
Day 6 - The Grand Finale:
On Day 6, Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) invites you to our Walkers Swamp Restoration Reserve, Bornes Hill, in the Southern Grampians. For interstate travellers, please note that this event is scheduled to occur in Victorian (Eastern Daylight Savings) Time.
Situated immediately adjacent to the south-eastern corner of the magnificent Grampians National Park, approximately 15 minutes from Dunkeld, Walker Swamp is one of NGT's highest-profile and most spectacular restoration sites (you can see some of the past media attention for this project here: https://natureglenelg.org.au/w...).
Learn about the recent 390 acre expansion of the Reserve, which - thanks to amazing community support - now totals approximately 1500 acres in size, and includes a significant future woodland revegetation area. You will also see the stunning results of NGT's efforts over the past decade to return the water to a complex network of wetlands and floodplains associated with this important reach of the upper Wannon River, including Walker Swamp. Best of all, you'll spend a relaxing day in the company of the many wonderful people in our community who contributed in some way to help make this restoration project a reality. In short, this is the day of the Grand Tour that you really don't want to miss!
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/...
(PS - Please note that existing NGT donors and supporters of our recent land purchase fundraiser for Walker Swamp will receive a separate invitation to this special community event and celebration.)
Lunch will be provided and there will be toilets on site. We recommend you bring:
- appropriate clothing for cold, wet weather and/or hot, sunny weather
- 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 are encouraged to find accommodation in Hamilton or Dunkeld the evening prior.