Ocean Grove Nature Reserve - All Abilities Trail
Ocean Grove, VIC

Location:
Ocean Grove, VIC
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Departs from:
407 Yarra Street Geelong 3220 VIC
ph:+613 5221 0300
Departure time:
8am

The Ocean Grove Nature Reserve protects the last remaining stand of original woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula, making it a haven for many native plants and animals and a popular location for visitors.

Through the Pick My Project grants scheme, we endevour to make the reserve even more accessible by creating a 3km all abilities trail. Knowing the health benefits of having a connection to nature we believe it important to create an inclusive space accessible to all.

Originally known as Cuthbertson’s Paddock, the reserve was purchased in two parts following a public appeal with the intention of creating a National Park. Today the reserve covers 143 hectares and represents one of the last remaining stands of native woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula. Wildflowers, including lilies and orchids, can be found throughout. The reserve is also well known for its healthy population of wallabies, Echidnas and Ring tail and Brush tailed possums.

The reserve is a haven for bird life including honeyeaters, wrens and Whistling kites. It is a popular place for bird watching and has several basic bird hides located adjacent to small water points. Over 160 species of bird have been recorded in the reserve!

You will be assisting Parks Victoria with the construction of an "all abilities" access trail and the enchancement of the natural beauty of the reserve.

Meet likeminded individuals who also have a keen interest in their local environment, upgrade your resume with volunteering experience and liaise with Parks Victoria staff - so many great reasons to join us!

We will provide transport from South Geelong each day, departing at 8.00am and returning around 4pm. Or if you live local you can meet on-site by prior arrangement.

What to wear:

  • Long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Sturdy, enclosed shoes


What to bring:

  • Lunch and bottle of water
  • Broad brimmed hat and wet weather gear (if needed)


What is provided:

  • Tools and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen etc
  • Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are provided each day
  • Pick up and drop off as detailed above


Bookings are required: click "Book Now" or for more information contact our Geelong office on (03) 5221 0300 or geelong@cva.org.au

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20th August 2019
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Geelong office on +613 5221 0300 or email geelong@cva.org.au