Experience the Alps like never before
Thursday 13 December, 2018
Parks Victoria launches Volunteer Park Guides in the Alps
Visitors to the Alpine National Park can now experience the Bogong High Plains like never before thanks to Parks Victoria’s new Alps Discovery Days at Wallace’s Hut Heritage Trail, a continuation of the new Volunteer Park Guide program launched earlier this year.
The Alps Discovery Days experience will immerse visitors in the cultural heritage of the Bogong High Plains, while showcasing the unique flora and fauna of the Alpine National Park.
The Volunteer Park Guides will lead both guided tours and more informal chats of Wallace’s hut and the surrounding wetlands between 10am to 2pm during the summer school holidays and on the Easter long weekend in April 2019.
The newly launched program is being trialled in two locations and enables passionate volunteers to become more actively involved by sharing their knowledge and experience with park visitors, creating lasting memories for all involved.
The Alps Discovery Days tours will be available on Thursdays, Saturday and Sunday. They are free, fun and educational for all.
Book a place on a Volunteer Park Guide tour, or simply arrive at Wallace’s Hut within the designated time.
Quotes, attributed to Parks Victoria Statewide Volunteer Officer Leesa Riley
“Parks Victoria is committed to creating exciting new experiences for our visitors. The new Volunteer Park Guides program aims to create a lasting connection between the community, visitors and our parks.”
“We have been very fortunate to recruit a number of local volunteers who have their own strong connection with the unique Alpine landscape and will be able to share wonderful stories with our visitors”
“The Alps Discovery Days will enable our visitors to experience unique features of the Bogong High Plains through the eyes of our volunteers.”
Quotes, attributed to Volunteer Park Guide Graham Gales
“The Bogong High Plains is one of the most unique and special places in Victoria, and this is the ideal opportunity for visitors to get a hands-on experience like never before.
“I’m looking forward to sharing the stories of the Alpine National Park – its history, its rare and fragile features, and how it supports the health and wellbeing of not just local communities, but also ones in other parts of Victoria and Australia.”
Media enquiriesMelanie McVey-Di Lazzaro
Parks Victoria media centre