Serendip Sanctuary Wildlife Tours
Monday 6 January, 2020
Get into nature with free guided wildlife tours at Serendip Sanctuary
This summer locals and visitors to Victoria can learn about the habitats and wildlife of the Western Volcanic Plains by participating in one of Parks Victoria’s free guided tours at Serendip Sanctuary hosted by a Volunteer Park Guide.
Serendip Wildlife Tours are one hour departing from the car park at 10am and 12noon every Saturday from now until 11th April with additional tours 10am and 12noon on selected Wednesday’s during school holidays.
The tours will allow visitors to learn about and explore wetland and grassland ecosystems with close up encounters with Serendip Sanctuary’s over 150 species of birds and animals including kangaroos, emus, brolgas and tawny frogmouths. They will also learn about the conservation of vulnerable and endangered animals, including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, through dedicated breeding programs.
The tour has been universally designed for people of all abilities to enjoy with paths suitable for both non-motorised and electric wheelchairs and accessible toilet facilities. Two volunteers will host each tour to provide additional support where required.
The Victorian Government’s Great Outdoors package has enabled the recruitment, equipment and training of 11 new Volunteer Park Guides encouraging more people to get outdoors and learn about our precious environment.
To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serendip-wildlife-tours-tickets-81660549903
Quotes attributable to Leesa Riley, Statewide Volunteer Coordinator, Parks Victoria:
“Parks Victoria is committed to providing world-class nature-based tourism experiences while conserving Victoria’s natural environment. The free Serendip Wildlife Tours, made possible through the Victorian Government’s Great Outdoors package, provides an opportunity for park visitors to learn about the habitats and wildlife of the Western Volcanic Plains and get up close with native animals.”