A day of incredible adventure intertwined with positive impact activities in and around the Bellarine Peninsula (Wadawurrung Country)

Small Group VIP Tour (9 guests max)

Immersive morning tea at a biodiversity reserve

Participate in wildlife conservation

Guided hike with wildlife spotting

Regenerative Farm Volunteering Experience

Delicious lunch that supports women from asylum seeker and immigrant communities

Fully guided experience with return transport from Melbourne

Amazing Optional add-on's for Private Groups to increase your impact

A day of incredible adventures intertwined with positive impact activities that empowers you to learn, and participate in a multitude of giving back experiences. Make a positive difference and discover the skills to do so in the future. Simply put, this day is life-changing.

The day takes place on Wadawurrung Country. The Bellarine Peninsula has been cared for by the Wadawurrung people for millennia. The region today is home to progressive and positive impact organisations who are inspired to care for country.

A day full of adventure, learning and giving-back activities including:

• Bushwalking at Victorias largest predator-free ecosystem

• Participating in native wildlife conservation

• Participating in regenerative farming

• Tasting farm to plate fresh produce

• Supporting women from asylum seeker and immigrant communities seeking employment


For private groups there is also the option to add-on inspirational experiences to further increase your positive impact including:

• Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony with a Wadawurrung Elder
• Swimming with seals and participating in marine conservation


Bushwalking, Conservation and morning tea at the largest predator-free ecosystem in Victoria

Learn about and participate in Regenerative Farming

Enjoy a delicious lunch that supports women from asylum seeker and immigrant communities

Meet and hear from experts in positive impact including B-Corps, Social Enterprises, and Conservation leaders

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Trip Details

Trip Details


Available on Selected dates. Private tour option on most dates.

Pick up Locations

Melbourne CBD


7am to 3pm

Group size

4 people minimum, 9 maximum


  • Fully guided and hosted day

  • Morning tea at Victoria’s largest predator free ecosystem, part of the Odonata Foundation
  • Bushwalking and wildlife conservation experience
  • Immersive experience at regenerative farm

  • Lunch at Common Ground Project supporting women from asylum and disadvantaged immigrant communities seeking employment
  • Transport for the day

  • Native tree planted locally on your behalf

Participation requirements

No skill level required. Moderate level of fitness for bushwalking experience.

Eco Credentials of trip

As one of Australia’s only certified B-Corps, WAM operates as a regenerative tourism business and a force for good.

This positive impact day contributes to:

• Wildlife conservation
• Citizen Science
• Regenerative Farming
• Reforestation
• Supporting women and disadvantaged communities

About your guide

Nic ‘Coops’ Cooper is the owner of WAM and been involved with travel and tourism most of his life. A highly experienced host, and outdoor adventure guide, he is passionate about the environment and supporting communities, with several conservation and First Nations initiatives being supported through the WAM 4 Project.

Nic is also qualified in several outdoor activities, and trained in first aid, CPR and a surf life saver.

Your experience starts with an early morning pick-up from Melbourne by your eco adventure tour operator Wild Adventures Melbourne (WAM) who are one of the only tour operators in Australia to be a Certified B-Corp.

As we journey west from the city your guide will inform you what is in store for the day which makes an immediate and
ongoing positive difference to communities and the environment.

In the space of less than an hour we have moved through three First Nations countries from Wurundjeri Country, to Bunurong Country, to our arrival in Wadawurrung Country at Mt Rothwell.

Only 50 km from Melbourne Mt Rothwell is the largest feral predator-free ecosystem in Victoria where you can see some of Australia’s most threatened fauna, including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby and Eastern Quoll. Mt Rothwell was established for the management of high conservation value species breeding and research programs. The centre has a focus on Victorian species with a particular emphasis on species indigenous to the basalt plains grasslands, habitats and woodlands.

We start off by meeting the Mt Rothwell team and enjoying morning tea with local produce and freshly roasted coffee and native tea to enjoy.

Our time in this very special place is spent participating and learning conservation skills on a morning guided bushwalk, viewing wildlife that would be very rare to see anywhere else.

Our journey continues further into Wadawurrung Country as we head to an amazing social enterprise close to the Great Ocean Road called Common Ground Project which runs inspirational programs to support various communities. Our experience starts by joining the farm team for an immersive hands on time in the regenerative farm partaking in various farm tasks that could include harvesting veggies, planting trees and sowing seeds. Having extra sets of hands supports a very tangible impact on the farm, with all proceeds supporting the ongoing growth of Common Grounds training and education programs for those facing structural disadvantage in the region.

Following our connection with the produce grown on the farm it’s time to taste it so we head to the on-site restaurant for lunch served by very talented cooks from the Staying Grounded Program. Established in 2020, the Staying Grounded program provides training and employment pathways in farming and hospitality for people facing disadvantage in the Geelong region. In particular, the program works with women from asylum seeker and immigrant communities seeking employment.

After lunch with our bellies and hearts full, we’ll head back to Melbourne arriving mid-afternoon to drop you off after an inspiring day of adventure and positive impact.

Important Details

Physical Requirements

This adventure includes hiking done at a leisurely pace so just a moderate level of fitness is required. If you are unsure if this tour is suitable for you, please contact us(opens in a new tab) or check out some of our other adventures.


There can occasionally be adverse weather conditions which may require us to modify the itinerary for your own comfort. WAM will inform you of this in the lead up to the day.