What you'll do
Your guided experience of the natural wonders of the privately held estate - The Source, Otways - is an unforgettable immersion into native Australian temperate rainforest and its unique inhabitants, the rare Otways Snail and the magical Glow Worms. We will meet at the Homestead at dusk and make out way down to the forest. Our little group of explorers will gather around a warm log fire to connect with each other and this incredible land - sharing some billy tea and some stories, while we wait for the night to descend. As the first stars grace the sky, we will follow the meandering path through this ancient rainforest, listening out for its creatures and descending down to the creek that weaves its way trough the property and leads us into the magical Grotto. Here we settle in for some sensory immersion practice as we patiently await for darkness to descend and the emergence of the glow worms. We will have an exclusive opportunity to witness these rare creatures in their natural habitat. Our experience concludes with a return forest walk up to the Homestead. NOTE: A min of 3 people is required for the experience to go ahead. If fewer than 3 book, you can reschedule or refund.
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I'm the owner of The Source, Otways, the privately held estate featuring ancient Otways rainforest, secluded waterfall and an incredible Grotto that comes alive with glow worms at night. As a Nature Connection Guide and facilitator of various spiritual ecology and nature immersion experiences, I will guide you on an unforegetable journey through this lush rainforest into the depths of the Grotto where you will feel and experience the magic of this ancient land and its inhabitants.
Billy tea by the fire
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Where you'll be
This experience is held on a private property, The Source, Otways, as opposed to a national park. It is therefore an exclusive opportunity to experience something unique that is not open to the general public. The host is the property owner and is intimately acquainted with this land. The owners have strong values around spiritual ecology and the property is largely dedicated to wildlife and nature conservation.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Guest must have own head torch or can hire one for a $10 fee.
This experience take place in the forest in the dark, and requires a moderate level of fitness. It's not suitable for children under 5. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Glow Worms in a hidden Otways Grotto