Social Activity - World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard MV Kingfisher

From March 16, 2013 8:30 am until March 16, 2013 8:30 pm
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Join me on this trip to Barmah and surrounds for an enjoyable day and to participate in a tour aboard the King Fisher Cruiser see the information below.  We will be leaving Wodonga at 7.30am as the drive takes 2.5 hrs and this will allow for a pickup in Corowa.  Cruise departs at 10.30am and is for 2 hrs.  following this we can either have alook at the Barmah Forest or go into Echuca for  a late lunch and a look around before heading home. Any ideas suggestions welcome about what people would like to do after the cruise.

 

Nowhere else in the world can you experience such timeless, natural beauty and peace as when you are gliding through the
World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard MV Kingfisher.

You’ll understand why they have been named “ Wetlands of International Importance” as you slip quietly across the water in the dappled shade of towering gums of the worlds largest single stand of River Red Gum. The Barmah forest is also a place of deep and continuing significance to Yorta Yorta Aboriginal people and you can find the Dharnya Aboriginal Cultural Centre only minutes away from MV Kingfisher’s departure point.

Kingfisher travels the narrowest section of the Murray River, between Albury and the ocean called the ‘Narrows’ or the ‘Barmah Choke’ where the river travels at almost twice the normal speed. The Murray River here separates Victoria’s Barmah National Park from Moira, Millewa and Gulpa Forests in New South Wales - combined the area ranks as the world’s largest stand of River Red Gum. It is a wildlife haven for 236 bird species, 50 mammals and more than 500 plant species. When water levels allow the two-hour cruises also explores the Barmah Lake and a short land excursion is often included along the way.

Hear fascinating commentary form your certified eco guide about the hundreds of species of water birds, animals and native fish that have made the Barmah Wetlands and Forest their home, and about myths and legends of this very special area.

click here to see more about to unique experience

 

 

Cost is $32.00 per person

Or if we had 15 or more it will be $29.00 per person for a 2 hour cruise.

 

You can download a 4mb pdf document of Barmah National Park here


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