Forests Forever Ecology Camp
Goongerah, East GippslandVictoria
This is the holiday for forest fanatics! Camp among the Peppermints and Manna Gums on the Brodribb river. Spotlight for wildlife. Explore ancient and beautiful forests with expert biologists. Be inspired to help save Victoria's spectacular old growth forests.
East Gippsland hosts an annual Forests Forever Ecology Camp every Easter. Expert botanists and ecologists lead walks and tours around some of the best old growth and rainforests that the Errinundra Plateau and surrounds has to offer.
This camp has been held in East Gippsland since the local environment group formed in 1982. Environment East Gippsland has a membership of over 350 and this camp is our annual fund-raiser which helps us continue our work to protect the environment of the region.
The camps are held in a small farming settlement called Goongerah which is the base for walks and other activities. Goongerah is about 70 km north of Orbost and sits between the Errinundra and Snowy River National Parks. This little valley hugs the Brodribb River and the camp is based at a pleasant camp ground among the peppermints and manna gums complete with a neat eco-friendly composting toilet block. To cater for the 100 people who attend, the group provides facilities such as 12 volt solar power, a large marquee, information tent, firewood and organic fruit.
- Tour with expert botanists
- Explore rainforests and old growth
- Search for giant trees
- Spotlight for nocturnal wildlife
- Help with threatened species surveys
- Camp with like-minded people
- Learn more about the huge potential of our forests to store carbon
Be awed by the beauty and complexity of these magnificent old forests.