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Friends of Gippsland Lakes
Night Walk

Friday 27 January 2012


The Friends of the Parks & Reserves of the Gippsland Lakes in association with Parks Victoria invite you to a summer spotlight night walk to observe nocturnal animals in the wild. The activity will be held at Burnt Bridge in the Lake Tyers Forest Park located on the Princes Highway 11 kilometres east of Lakes Entrance. A spotlight walk at this time of the year provides an excellent opportunity to observe active animals in the trees and seeking food in the water of Toorloo Arm.  Please note that this activity involves walking on bush tracks in the dark and is not recommended for children under 8 years old.

Guides will be; local experienced environmentalists Jim Reside and Rohan Bilney of Wildlife Unlimited, with assistance from Parks Victoria Rangers   As the night walk is very popular the number of participants will be restricted so if you wish to attend you are asked to register your interest. (president@fogl.org.au – 5156 2175).

If you would like to have a picnic tea (byo) before the walk, make sure you allow enough time as a punctual start is important. You may also like to bring a snack and drink to have before the start or at the end of the walk.


Picnic Tea (please be finished by 8.30 pm).

8.45 pm Introduction and commencement of night walk.

What to Bring:

Insect repellent, suitable clothing, picnic tea, binoculars, torch (Guides will carry spotlights for observations).


Directions - Travel approximately 9kms east from Lakes Entrance on the Princes Highway to the Burnt Bridge turnoff on right, the east side of the highway. Follow the road approximately 1 kilometre to the Burnt Bridge Picnic area on Toorloo Arm.

Go to www.fogl.org.au to view map.


Email president@fogl.org.au or telephone David Ellard 5156 2175.

Acceptance in order of receipt.