Secrets of our Stringybark Bushland

Half Day or Less

Private tours led by a passionate ecologist and bush enthusiast, keen to share fascinating stories of the bushland and its critters.

Ti Tree Hideaway is a privately owned remnant bushland, about 50 km south of Adelaide in beautiful Peramangk country. The area supports an abundance of flora and fauna, including over 100 threatened species of mammals, birds, frogs, fish and plants.

Dr. Renate Faast is a qualified ecologist with a keen interest in orchid ecology, plant conservation, Indigenous plant use and plant-insect interactions. David Pearce is an experienced land manager with a background in marine and national parks, community engagement & numerous revegetation projects. We are both passionate about caring for our environment, particularly the beautiful parcel of bushland that we have become the proud custodians of.

Our private tours can be customised depending on your interest and ability – whether it be spotting birds, finding fungi, discovering insects or admiring native orchids. Although many of our plants and animals appear seasonally, you are sure to see a diversity of interesting flora and fauna no matter when you visit. Fungi are usually at their prime in late autumn and winter, while winter and spring offer a stunning display of orchids and other wildflowers.

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A private tour of discovery in one of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s biodiversity hotspots. Guided by a qualified ecologist, we will explore the amazing secret lives of some of the plants and animals that call our Mount Lofty bushland home. Hear tales of orchids that trick love-sick wasps, seeds designed to stick to feathers, tiny marsupials that mate ‘til they drop and birds that teach their unhatched chicks a secret song.

Walking amongst tall eucalypt woodland, we will uncover some of the hidden gems of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The tour unveils amazing relationships between plants and animals and highlights their crucial roles in keeping our ecosystems healthy. There is a chance we will see kangaroos, majestic wedge-tailed eagles, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, the occasional koala, echidna, or even an adorably cute native swamp rat which are only found on the Fleurieu Peninsula. For the very lucky, a glimpse of one of our rarer marsupials, the yellow-footed antechinus, is bound to delight. There is also time to pause and bathe in the sounds and scents of the forest.

If you like, you can plant a tree to commemorate your visit and contribute to our ongoing revegetation and carbon-offset commitment. Morning/afternoon tea included.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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