Who’s up for the Big Otway Tree Plant?

Join us on a special weekend, planting trees to restore the woodlands of Cape Otway.

The little trees are growing and 14th and 15th June 2014 will see the biggest planting effort the Otways has ever known!

There’s free camping (thanks to Bimbi Park) and a pizza night starring Frank’s world famous wood fired pizzas, you’ll make new friends and the whole weekend will be lots of fun. We’d love you to join us!

Learn more about the Big Otway Tree Plant.

Download the poster here: The Big Otway Tree Plant

Founded by the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation and supported by the University of Queensland, a very important scientific project is underway at the Conservation Ecology Centre.


As koala habitat continues to decline we are continuing to work towards a a better understanding of the situation in order to contribute to future management.

Supervised by Professor Clive McAlpine and the research team at the CEC, Dr Manuelle Cottin and Research Assistant Nicole Davies will be collecting data during the next month, both at CEC and across the neighbouring woodlands, both on private land and through the Great Otway National Park. By collecting data on the condition of koalas and of their trees, researchers will be able to gain more knowledge on the diet and the stress levels of koalas in different habitats.

More news about the results of this study soon!