I am a free-lance writer, pirate and mischief-maker currently living in the Huon Valley, Tasmania.
Escape the rat race and get out to the wild
Spring has arrived! The flowers are in bloom, trees are regrowing their leaves and an influx of adorable baby animals are about to enter the scene. So the question is...What are you doing this weekend? Will you be living it up in the concrete jungle? Or will you be making the most of it by visiting one of Victorias phenomenal forests?
Photo: Forest Tour | Kevisato D Sanyu
Imagine it. Walking through the lush forest, gazing up at the tallest flowering trees in the world, hearing the sounds of our native birds and insects, and not to mention breathing in that beautiful aroma that only comes with being deep in nature.
And the best part is that this paradise exists only an hour and a half from Melbourne city!
The forests around the Warburton area are some of the most beautiful in Australia, and are currently in the process of being protected as part of the Great Forest National Park initiative. This initiative will see another 355,000 hectares added to the 170,000 hectares already under protection, ensuring some of the last of Victorias forests remain standing.
You are hereby invited to come to this beautiful forest and join the campaigners from The Wilderness Society who are fighting to protect this area from unsustainable logging practices.
You will be taken on a guided tour through some of the highlights of the area, see the results of destructive industry and see just how important it is to establish protections for our native flora and fauna.
Meeting in the morning at The Wilderness Society office in Fitzroy, we will then pile into the vans with other like-minded people and head out to the forest for a day in nature.