All inclusive – 2 Day Tour
Cost $1270 for two persons all inclusive.
Runs every day of the year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) between 6am and 5pm
This tour explores Chiltern – Mount Pilot National Park, one of the best remaining examples of Box-ironbark Forest. The area is regarded as one of the best birding sites in the country and is home to some of the most exciting birds in Australia. Birds such as the stunningly beautiful Turquoise Parrot, the endangered Regent Honeyeater, Mistletoebird, White-browed Babbler, Speckled Warbler and Painted Honeyeater. As well as the birds you may also encounter mammals and reptiles as well. It is an area which we are sure you will love.
- Birds which are Box-ironbark specialists
- The chance of seeing some rarely encountered species
- Naturalist birding guide
- A spotlighting session to search for nocturnal species
- Dinner at an Aussie pub
- Travel in a spacious Toyota Landcruiser Prado
Contact me so that we arrange this special tour.
Day 1 You will be picked up at you city hotel at 5am (later pickup times available) and we will travel 3 hours north of Melbourne to Chiltern – Mt Pilot National Park stopping on the way for breakfast. As soon as we arrive the birding will begin. The day will include birding along many of the tracks that intersect the park to maximize the number of species seen. We will also take time to sit at various waterholes to see which species come in for a drink. A picnic lunch will be had in the park with the birds.
Dinner will be had at the Telegraph Hotel in the small historic town of Chiltern. They off an extensive menu and friendly service. Chiltern is also in the heart of a wonderful wine growing region so this is a chance to sample some of the local wines and beer.
Dinner will be followed by some spotlighting to search for some of the areas nocturnal species. Species we may see include Tawny Frogmouth, Boobook Owl, Barking Owl, Barn Owl and Australian Owlet-nightjar.
You will then settle in to your accommodation at the local motel.
We will head out into the park early to experience the dawn chorus This is an experience you will never forget as the forests’ birds wake up and call at once, a combined sound that would rival the worlds best orchestras.
Following a hearty breakfast we will head back into the park to search new areas. We will walk at several sites and continue birding until lunch at the local bakery. We will also visit the local wetlands to add to our list.
At 3pm we will head back to Melbourne to arrive by 6.30pm
Tour is subject to accommodation availability and may need to be altered in the case of severe bush fire conditions
Cancellation Policy. Cancellation of the tour within 30 days of the tour date will result in a 50% loss of tour cost. Cancellation of the tour with less than one week of the tour date will result in a 100% loss of the tour cost
TOUR ROUTES MAY BE ALTERED ON DAYS OF HIGH BUSHFIRE RISK