The Wombat Flux research site
The Wombat Flux research site is located within the Wombat State Forest, between Ballarat and Daylesford in Central Victoria, 100 km west of Melbourne. The Wombat site is of part of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network’s OzFlux network and the Australian PhenoCam network. For further information see: http://ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/wombat/index.html#intro, https://stefanarndt.wordpress.com/wombat-flux-research-site/ and https://phenocam.org.au/.
Departure date and time: Thursday 27 September. 0900, from The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
0900 – Depart Melbourne
1100 – 1300 – Wombat Flux Tower, White Point Track
1330 – 1545 – Wombat Hill Garden, Daylesford
1745 (approx) – tour concludes at The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Participation fee: AUD$80 (inc GST) per person.
Inclusions: Nil There will be time after the tour to stop at Wombat Hill Gardens where there is café. Alternatively, the township is a short walk away where there are other options.
Wine and Wildlife Tour – Healesville Sanctuary, De Bortoli Winery Lunch and The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
The tour starts at Healesville Sanctuary. If available a personal guide will meet you and take you on an interactive and information tour of Australia’s unique and endangered wildlife.
A leisurely two (2) course lunch at De Bortoli Winery followed by a stop at The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery where you will receive 10% off chocolate purchases with free chocolate tastings.
Departure date and time: Thursday 27 September 2018. 0800, from The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
0800 – Depart Melbourne
0900-1230 – Healesville Sanctuary
1330-1530 – Lunch at De Bortoli Winery
1545-1630 – Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
1730 (approx) – tour concludes at The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Participation fee: AUD$125 (inc GST) per person.
Inclusions: lunch at De Bortoli Winery
Phillip Island Nature Parks
(limited to 30 people)
Phillip Island is located 90 minutes south of Melbourne.
- Koala Conservation Centre where Koalas can be seen up close in their natural habitat via treetop boardwalks. Wander the trails through Australian bushland with abundant bird life and maybe see a wallaby or two. https://www.penguins.org.au/attractions/koala-conservation-centre/
- Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre https://www.penguins.org.au/attractions/recreational-areas/the-nobbies/activities/
- Penguin Parade Underground Viewing: Each night at sunset, Little Penguins make the march across the beach and return to their burrow homes in the sand dunes. Little Penguins are the smallest of the 17 penguin species and the only penguin that lives permanently in Australia. https://www.penguins.org.au/attractions/penguin-parade/tickets-and-bookings/
Departure date and time: Thursday 27 September, 2018. 1000, from The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
1000 – Depart Melbourne
1145 – 1215 – Free time in San Remo
1230 – 1430 – Koala Conservation Centre
1500 – 1700 – The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island
1715 – 2100 – Penguin Parade, Phillip Islan
2300 (approx) – tour concludes at The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Participation fee: AUD$150 (inc GST) per person.
Inclusions: Nil There will be free time in San Remo for you to purchase lunch if you desire. There will also be free time for you to purchase dinner.