Published on 25 September 2019

For over a decade, Bush Heritage has been offering guided tours around reserves nationally, allowing people to understand the landscape and why it’s so necessary to protect it.

Nardoo Hills Reserve is one such special place and this magnificent parkland around Wedderburn has much to teach us all. Bush Heritage Reserves Manager, Jeroen van Veen, explains that the walking tour of Nardoo Hills Reserve continues to be exceptionally popular.

“We book out very early,” Jeroen says. “It’s definitely worth checking in early in the year for dates, and booking straight away.”

The tour allows Jeroen to share his detailed knowledge of the land, and the work being undertaken to manage this conservation property.

“It’s a great introduction to Bush Heritage,” Jeroen says of the tour. “This beautiful landscape of Nardoo Hills Reserve has a national interest and it’s so vital to protect the land. This year we are expecting to see a quality display of wildflowers. There are many rare and threatened specials of animals and plants within the reserve and it’s very important to ensure we look after them.”

With around three or four guided trips held per year in reserves around Victoria, the Nardoo Reserve Guided Trip continues to be incredibly well-received. “It’s a great way for people to physically see what we do,” says Jeroen. “What’s really positive is that many people return year after year to see how things are progressing.”

The $50 cost of the trip serves as a donation towards conservation and those fortunate enough to secure a space need to bring along walking shoes, water and a picnic lunch. Bookings are essential and for upcoming trips, details are posted on

For more information or to obtain a Naturally Loddon spring calendar, phone the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on 5494 3489, email or visit

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