The Wilderness Society is offering an opportunity for you to join them on their visit to the majestic forests in the Central Highlands. A bus will depart from West Melbourne which will take the group to the forest, which is just over an hour away from Melbourne's city centre.
This is a great way to escape the daily grind of the city while discovering some of the many special pockets of forest that the Central Highlands has to offer. It will be an informative tour where you will get to see some of Victoria's magnificent forests and you will also be shown some of the areas that are in included in the Great Forest National Park proposal.
The tour will include a visit to the rich Mountain Ash Forests of Toolangi. While you stroll along the forest walkways you'll be able to unwind with the soothing sounds of the forest. Then as you look around, make sure you look up to the sky, so you can see the top of the tallest flowering plant in the world, the Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans). These are also some of the tallest trees in the world, and seeing them in reality, is an experience in itself. Having ventured into this forest earlier this year, I can tell you it's quite amazing to see the grandeur of these towering trees.
What a wonderful opportunity, to be guided through the ecology of the area, and to learn about the concerns faced by the region and the Wilderness Society's campaign to protect it by creating the Great Forest National Park.
The Great Forest National Park is a proposal to create a recreational and conservation parkland to boost tourism and save the forests and wildlife. It stretches from Kinglake to Lake Eildon to Healesville and across to Mt Baw Baw. The park proposes to protect the Leadbeater's Possum from extinction and will also be a sanctuary, providing real and lasting protection to some of Victoria's, and the world's, rarest plant and animal species.
You'll be able to experience firsthand the beauty that our magnificent forests have to offer, while at the same time, creating an awareness and gaining an understanding of the current threat they are in and the importance of preserving them.
So why not make the most to be able to connect, rejuvenate and be inspired by the beauty that nature displays in the forests. You'll be able to experience these forests in the most intimate way possible, with people who are passionate about maintaining and preserving them. So if you have ever been curious about this, it will be a chance find out more.