Koala ClancySunday, 19 January 2020 -
You Yang Ranges, Little RiverVictoria
Enjoy a day of wellness in the outdoors, connecting with nature and helping Koalas. Spend time outdoors connecting with mother nature.
- Socialise with like-minded people
- Experience koalas in their natural habitat
- Help create a new environment for koalas
- Help to maintain Australia's natural forests
- Help us save wild koalas in the You Yangs and the Western Plains
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy the relaxation of nature, see wild koalas and help create new koala habitat.
Cost: $30 adults, $20 children/student/concession
Add an extra $5 if you wish to take our city transport option.
Australia is a wonderful place to see wildlife. Part of the day will be spent watching wild koalas in their natural habitat. You will be accompanied by two wildlife professionals who will guide you through the You Yangs national park. We will also introduce you to the koalas known from 20 years of koala research in the area.
From Spring to Autumn, we maintain koala habitat in the You Yangs by removing Boneseed weeds. We allow 1.5 hours for this activity, but our volunteers often want to remove more! Boneseed removal is chemical-free, doesn't need any special equipment and is easy!
In the winter months (June-August) we plant native trees on neighbouring properties. After five to six years of growth, the time it takes to go through highschool, a tree is big enough to house a koala. In tree planting months there may not be enough time to visit the park and see koalas, but we do make it on most of our trips.
Experiencing wild Australia is enhanced by seeing songbirds, kangaroos, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers. We take strolls through the bushland to relax in the sights and sounds of nature.
The meeting place for the day is Little River Hotel (Pub) 10/14 Flinders St, Little River at 9:00am, we will then travel as a group to the location in the You Yangs. As this location differs every week, please meet us at the designated spot as we do not meet people within the You Yangs.
Transport tickets purchase includes transport from Melbourne. The meeting place is The Holiday Inn on Flinders Lane. Pick up time is 8:10am. Please arrive before 8:10am. We may not be able to wait for you if you are running late.
Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours & Wildlife Research are a mission-driven social enterprise. Koala Clancy Foundation (set up by Echidna Walkabout) is a not for profit incorporated association.
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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Transport is available, please book the ticket that includes transport. The meeting place is the Holiday Inn on Flinders Lane at 8:10am. Please arrive before 8:10am as we do not have too much time to wait if you are running late. Those driving themselves please meet at Little River Hotel (Pub) 10/14 Flinders St, Little River at 9:00am. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early as we cannot wait for late arrivals.
What should I bring?
Drinking water, packed lunch (a light morning tea will be provided), binoculars, camera, gardening gloves, sunscreen and insect repellant. Gumboots are highly recommended during on Tree Planting Days (June to August).
Can I participate more than once?
Yes! You can become a member of Koala Clancy Foundation which entitles you to unlimited participation to conservation days. Click TICKETS to see this option. If you are a full time student visit https://www.koalaclancyfoundation.org.au/ to see student membership options.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email us if you have any questions:
03 9646 8249