GREAT SUSTAINABLE TOURS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Camping at Mt Gambier
Located on the slopes of a dormant volcano Mount Gambier services a regional population of 60,000 and is one of the fastest growing cities in South Australia. Mount Gambier enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate, summers are mostly warm to hot, while winters are crisp and wet. With an average summer temperature of 26, while the average winter temperature is 14. Four distinct seasons break up the year with long hot summer days, colorful autumns, and cool winters to enjoy by the fire.
This Experience Will Begin with a base camp at Arapiles. Facilities include Toilets and Tent Accommodation. The Students will be given the opportunity to climb, boulder and abseil in a world renowned location. It will test their nerves in a controlled safe environment.
We will then be journeying south to the Glenelg River where we will be Rafting to our next three campsites. This will be a journey part of the trip moving campsite every night. We will be paddling downstream in large rafts and also stop off on the way to experience Princess Margaret Rose Cave. Facilities include Tents, Toilets and Shower on the last night only.
This trip can also be done using kayaks, choice is yours.
Bushland Park is a very strategic central piece of Peramangk land within the Adelaide Hills region. From Angaston and Macclesfield In the winter months, the Pernmangk people traditionally live in groups of 20-60, gathering food for trade in the summer. They then split into family groups, where each has their own piece of land. These groups consist of an extended family up to three or four generations.
Shelters are traditionally made from the bark of the Stringy Bark tree and are occupied for four to five weeks at a time. The Aboriginal people purposely move around the district to help the land regenerate. Fire-stick farming aids this purpose by encouraging new growth following cool burns.
There are many plants and animals around Bushland Park used for food, shelter and tools by Peramangk people:
Yacca – stem of the flower is used to make the spear shaft, while soaking the flowers in water makes a sweet drink.
Blue Gum – bark is used for shields and shelter.
Bracken – roots are crushed and washed to remove poison, then eaten as a substitute for meat. Also used to treat insect bites.
Stringy Bark – bark is moist which is good to steam food in. Also good for shelter.
Kangaroo – a good food source. The tendons are also used as string to attach to shafts of spears.
Camping under the stars in the Flinders Ranges is a wonderful experience that many people from all around the world gravitate to. Combine this with the excitement and thrill of rockclimbing, abseiling and wild caving it brings together an unforgettable and enriching experience.