April 29, 2016

I took my 14-year old grandson on this wonderful tour of East Gippsland. The tour was superbly organised, with each day planned to show us a different area, from the Snowy Mountains to coastal lagoons, each with its own distinctive wildlife. Driving alternated with walking – perfectly manageable for an old fellow like me. We could hardly believe how rich in wild creatures the region is – and how few human beings we saw. Our guide, Martin, was incredibly knowledgeable and brilliant at spotting and identifying birds, animals, insects, snakes. So, along with koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, and possums, we saw rare birds such as lyrebirds, brown goshawks, eagles, and kites (Martin identified over 100 birds for us!), a colony of flying foxes, a pod of dolphins and a red-bellied black-snake. We stayed at Snowy River Homestead and our hosts Glenn and Sue helped make this a holiday I shall always remember and which my grandson will hopefully remember long after I have gone!