Explore the Rigby Island Conservation area via boat and foot – no vehicles or residents are on the island, making it a hub of wildlife.
- View the fur seals, pelicans and occasionally, dolphins!
- Short educational boat trip
- One or two guided walks on Rigby island and Boole Poole Peninsula.
Rigby Island is a large island within the Gippsland Lakes. The island is a designated conservation area with no vehicle access, no jetty and no residents; only accessible via boat. The island has large populations of pelicans and other shore-birds included Hooded Plovers.
Our tour leaves from Lakes Entrance township for a calm 20-minute boat trip via the Fur seal colony at the Ocean Entrance. We circumnavigate the island (6km) and go ashore for a 20 minute guided walk. The island also has Grey kangaroos, Hog deer and wombats.
- Leave Lakes Entrance Harbour, travelling on Commercial vessel ‘Lakes-Explorer’.
- Cruise past commercial fishing fleet to Ocean Entrance.
- View the colony of Fur seals.
- Travel onto Rigby Island (dolphins occasionally seen).
- Land on a remote sandy beach on Rigby Island for a guided walk in the sand dune area
- Back on the boat tour around Rigby Island to view shore-birds
- Return to Lakes Entrance harbour
- Discuss the significance of the Gippsland Lakes for wildlife
- Boat tour: 8km. Guided walk: 2km
- Option to complete Shore-bird Citizen Science datasheet
- Lots of photo opportunities
What do I need to bring?
- Warm clothes
- Solid footwear
Location: Lakes Entrance, East Gippsland
Tour Provider: Venture Out
Duration: 2 hours (subject to suitable weather)
Price per person: $40
Group size: 2 persons (also 2 children if part of family)