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Mount Eccles Volcano – Budj Bim National Park provided by Geotours

Mount Eccles Volcano – Budj Bim National Park

Mount Eccles Volcano – Budj Bim National Park
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Natural History Tour with a geologist and experienced local guide. This is a unique opportunity to see a well preserved lava shield volcano in the company of an authentic geologist, the Budj Bim (Mount Eccles) Volcano. With the option of also visiting a cluster of lava blisters (Tumuli), a very rare and exceptional landscape of this style. Or, if you prefer, we can return via a local winery. This is not a tour of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape that is located nearby on part of the same lava system. Those tours are operated by Budj Bim Tours. You guide will explain the regional geological setting. He will teach you about geological time, with reference also to Aboriginal occupation of this region. You will see convincing examples of volcanic processes and learn about the the different styles of volcanic eruptions in the region.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 173279P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Port Fairy Visitor Centre/Bank St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia Meet out front or inside at agreed time. Call Mike on 0402 215 368
  • Warrnambool Station, Merri St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia Meet out front or inside at agreed time. Call Mike on 0402 215 368
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Departure details
  • Port Fairy Visitor Centre/Bank St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia Meet out front or inside at agreed time. Call Mike on 0402 215 368
  • Warrnambool Station, Merri St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia Meet out front or inside at agreed time. Call Mike on 0402 215 368
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Budj Bim National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Tumuli (Lava Blisters)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Vivian V
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Mike is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable & friendly. We had a wonderful time learning so much about the history of the landscape. Thanks for a very informative day!
Written April 24, 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia26,111 contributions
Nov 2021
There was little advance information about Mount Eccles but it turned out to be an interesting and very different old volcanic area.There were good facilities and a walking track around the crater lake. Easy to find between Portland and Hamilton..
Written November 15, 2021
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Wendy G
Box Hill, Australia303 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We toured Budj Bim with with Mike and he did an absolutely amazing job of bringing the story of the geology of the area alive for us, both as we drove out to the site and also when we were there. He managed to pitch his explanations phenomenally well with them being of interest to my husband (a metallurgist who knows a bit about “rocks”) and me (a medical receptionist who knows only a little about “rocks”). We both got to play “detective” with Mike, sorting out hypotheses for the geological events in the area and it was just FUN! Well worthwhile!
Written March 23, 2021
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Travel34915277481
We did sort a few things out. Remarkably each time we learn a bit more. Cheers, Mike
Written April 7, 2022
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Alisa
2 contributions
Jan 2021
Fascinating tour with the knowledgeable and wonderful Mike! We had such a great afternoon with Mike learning about the volcanic geology of the region and seeing more of this beautiful region. it was great to hear about some of the recent research that has been done and discover a new way of looking at the landscape. mike is a great listener, very patient with questions and clearly loves sharing his knowledge and discovering new things to share with his tours. This tour is great!
Written January 10, 2021
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travellingacademic99
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Dec 2020
Mike is a brilliant tour guide and we spent a wonderful afternoon learning heaps about different kinds of volcanic activity in the area. I had booked because I have been reading about this for a research project, but Mike really brought the landscape alive for me. I got the impression he is well able to adapt his tours according to the interests of the group; and to adapt his teaching and guiding style, too, according to the levels of interest and previous understanding. He knows heaps, and keeps up with the latest research, but is also a good listener and conversationalist. He is also very sensitive to and respectful of different forms of Indigenous knowledge, though this tour is primarily about geology, and the ways we understand the landscape around us. Everything went extremely smoothly and I thought this was fantastic value. I felt we were very lucky to have Mike to ourselves for the afternoon! Thoroughly recommended.
Written December 26, 2020
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