Australia 2017-10-02T15:31:55+00:00

Australia Communities Road Trip

In early 2018 we have 2 local journeys planned connecting with alternative, sustainable, and indigenous heritage, and our incredible natural environment.

Late January 2018 – The story of water

In January 2018, we will be led by the legendary ecologist, bushman and historian Don Butcher to spend 5 days in the forests and mountains around the Melbourne vicinity learning the story of our water.

Cost: $980 for the 5 day journey, which includes all meals, transport, camping and engagements.

March 16 – 25 Ancient Victorian Landscapes and the Story of the Eel

In March Don will be joining us again to travel into the far west of Victoria on a journey connecting to ancient landscapes and the stories within them.

Loose Itinerary fo March
16th – Depart CERES and travel to Grampians
17th – Travel to Coorong
18th – Day at Coorong; canoe up to the mouth of the Murray
19th – Travel to Naracoorte (Mega fauna fossil site)
20th – Bool lagoon (Brolga and Magpie geese site)
21st – Travel to Lake Conda Mt Eccles
22nd – Lake Conda Mt Eccles
23rd – 25/26 – Eel Festival
25th or 26th head back to Melbourne.
Cost: $1590 for the 10/11 day journey, which includes all meals, transport, camping and engagements.

I found this trip earthy, awakening and fun.  Would recommend it highly! (Jonathan, Aus Trip 2017)

Transport and accommodation
We’ll travel via coaster bus, setting up our own camping accommodation along the way. When visiting communities we’ll make a contribution to current projects and get involved in return for some sit down conversations about the triumphs and challenges faced. We’ll eat local produce, learn local ways, and connect with the land and inspirational people spending doing inspirational things.

The trip will be departing from and arriving back at CERES in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

Contact Ben or Sophie to register your interest: or

What we did on our last trip. 

Departing from CERES in east Brunswick, we headed north to Kyneton and across to Castlemaine to meet our local hosts. Then further west to spend a few days on Abundance farm, before travelling up through the temperate grasslands of central Victoria to Boort to visit DjarDjarWurrung mob talking dance, waterways and land. From Boort we traveled to the Alpine region and Yackendandah community energy initiative, and all the way round to the Bega Bend Neighbourhood community and the NSW coast. From there we headed southwards and in the direction of home via the newly established Wurruk’an community of Gippsland and the lakes region. Returning to CERES by the evening of day 10.

Click here for the Trip Itinerary & Info book 2017

Our next trip

Late January 2018
16 – 25 March 2018

For further details or to express interest contact Sophie or Ben


(03) 9389 0183

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