This is your chance to see the iconic, World-renowned Macquarie Marshes on a one-day guided tour. Tours leaving from Dubbo via Warren’s Window on the Wetlands Centre starting on Saturday 15th September 2020.
This is an initiative of Macquarie Valley Trails (www.rivertrails.com.au) run by the not-for-profit organisation Macquarie RiverSmart, in partnership with Langley’s Coaches and the Warren Macquarie Local Aboriginal Land Council.
What the tours include:
If departing from Dubbo you’ll leave from the Visitor Information Centre at 6.30am and travel in the comfort of a Langley’s Coach to RiverSmart’s Window on the Wetlands Centre in Warren (approx 90 minutes). Pickups in Narromine and Trangie are also possible – see below.
There you’ll enjoy a break and a tea or coffee at the Kookaburra Kiosk, where you’ll meet your tour guide (Dr Bill Phillips – see below) and have the chance to browse the education signage about the region, its history, wildlife, climate, agriculture, and most importantly the Macquarie Marshes.
The tour will then depart for the Marshes, at approximately 8.45am) travelling just over 100 kms to Gibson’s Way. Along the way we’ll tell you about the early explorers, the Indigenous people of the Marshes, the Macquarie River valley and spot some wildlife.
Then, depending on road and weather conditions, we’ll take you to two or three sites (we have several options to choose from) and show you the Macquarie Marshes as few people have seen them before!
Lunch, provided by us (unless you take the self-cater option), will be taken at a shady spot near the wetland.
We will aim to start the journey home at 2.30pm to be back in Warren by 4pm and Dubbo by 5.30pm.
Single tickets: $145 catered by us or $120 if you self-cater (includes GST)
Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children): $500 if catered by or $460 if you self-cater.
About your tour guide:
Dr Bill Phillips, CEO of RiverSmart, has had a long association with rivers and wetlands starting back in his youth living along the Murray River. Professionally Bill has worked in the Federal Environment Department, as second-in-charge of the international Wetlands Convention (Ramsar), as a freelance consultant and more recently was instrumental in establishing the not-for-profit organisation RiverSmart, which now operates the Window on the Wetlands Centre in Warren – one of the gateways to the Macquarie Marshes.
We reserve the right to cancel, or postpone a tour if the weather or road conditions make it unwise or impossible to proceed. In such instances we will endeavour to re-book you on a subsequent tour for a date that suits you. If that’s not possible your ticket fee will be refunded minus the administration fee.
We also reserve the right to postpone a tour if there aren’t a required minimum number of tickets sold. In such cases every effort will be made to re-book you on a suitable future tour or a refund provided.