3 Days From $ 1,000 per person Themes
Eco Wildlife & Nature
See kangaroos and koalas on guided wildlife walks, enjoy organic dining from the kitchen gardens, share close encounters with koalas or endangered Tiger Quolls and work with conservationists on vital projects, explore the Great Ocean Road including the Twelve Apostles.
Stay in a comfortable Ecolodge accommodation, enjoy fine dining and relax in peace, surrounded by Australian native forests and bushland. Take in a journey along the most scenic Great Ocean Road accompanied by a guide on an exclusive tour. Settle in at the Ecolodge with afternoon tea and join an ecologist on a guided walk through beautiful bushland to observe the wild kangaroos, koalas and birdlife which inhabit the region. Share dinner especially prepared from the extensive kitchen gardens. Before dinner our conservation team will brief you about the conservation project you will be involved in.
Join the conservation team each morning in vital research into koalas and endangered tiger quolls, assist with habitat restoration or care for injured and orphaned wildlife and species recovery programs. Spend a few hours in the afternoons exploring the natural beauty of the surrounding area or just relaxing before you head out on another field trip. On your depature day, assist the research team with the rehabilitation program of our animals in care in the morning for few hours. After lunch enjoy a scenic tour along the Great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge - ancient rock sculptures rising out of the wild Great Southern Ocean.
Every Monday/Wednesday and Friday (flexiblity available for groups of 6 or more).
Hiking & Trekking
Why Authentic Ecotourism?
The Great Ocean Ecolodge is a social enterprise, established and operated by the Conservation Ecology Centre. All profits are invested into wildlife conservation and the Ecolodge itself is entirely solar powered and ecologically responsible, resting gently in the landscape.
Stay in the award winning eco retreat, venture out into the bush with researchers to help save endangered species, explore the Great Ocean Walk, indulge in the region's finest local produce or just relax in the dappled shade of the eucalypts.
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Day 1 (D): Hotel pick up from Melbourne, Great Ocean Road sightseeing tour with lunch in Lorne. Two hour guided twighlight nature walk. Short briefing by rangers about conservation activities for the following day.
Day 2 (B,L,D): Conservation activities in the morning: assisting research team with research into koalas and endangered wildlife, restoring habitat and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. Lunch, spend the afternoon unwinding, exploring private bushland tracks. Close encounters with endangered wildlife. Join a 2 hour guided wildlife walk before dinner.
Day 3 (B,L): Conservation activities in the morning: assisting research team with research into koalas and endangered wildlife, restoring habitat and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. Picnic lunch and pick up in the afteroon followed by a scenic drive back to Melboure, stopping at the famous 12 Apostels, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.
Car, 4WD or mini-bus
There is an optional Helicopter flight over Port Campbell National Park including the famous Twelve Apostles available for 220 AUD per person if 2 people book the flight.
- 2 Breakfasts,2 lunches and 2 dinners
- 9 hours hands on participation in Koala Conservation Projects
- Two escorted wildlife walks
- Visit the major attractions of the Great Ocean Road with an experienced guide
- Transfer to/from Melbourne