Burnt Bridge Guided Night Walk

Thursday 12 January 2012

The Friends of the Parks & Reserves of the Gippsland Lakes (FoGL) in association with Parks Victoria invite the community 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. ([email protected] – 5156 2175)

If people would like to have a picnic tea (byo) before the walk, please allow enough time as it is important to have a punctual start once it is dark around 8.45 p.m.

You may also like to bring a snack and drink to have before the start or at the end of the walk.

Participants should wear suitable clothing and bring insect repellent, picnic tea/supper, binoculars, and torch (Guides will carry spotlights for observations).

Directions – Travel approximately 9kms east from Lakes Entrance 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, refer to map below (green arrows points to Burnt Bridge) –

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