The forests of Errinundra are some of the few remaining areas which survived the devastating Black Summer bushfires. It's home to the endemic Errinundra Shining Gum, and threatened species like the Greater Glider. Despite this forest being an important refuge, the area is still up for logging.
While we've been running a citizen scientist campaign, community direct and action and protests have been going for more than 2 months! One are has already been taken off the immediate schedule thanks to their efforts,..
You can help! The camp is in a legal area, and is always in need of support. Its approximately 6.5 hours from Melbourne, download directions here and send an email to [email protected] to let them know you're heading out.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Errinundra Camp is supporting protests and non-violent direct action. The camp is outside the illegal zone, and you do not risk a fine being in the area and camping. There is a first aid kit at camp, please be aware there have been snakes seen in the area.
There will be a safety and OH&S info on site.
There is hand sanitiser available, please bring a mask and practice COVID safety.
WHAT TO BRING
There is a communal camp kitchen set up and lots of food, but please be as self-sufficient as possible. There are water containers and a water supply, but it's still good to bring your own supply.
There are lots of places to camp, please be wary about setting up underneath trees, making sure you are not camping under any dead branches.
Bring lots of warm clothes and wet weather gear, it's often very cold and wet in Errinundra. Bring your own food, water bottles, day packs, head torches, spare batteries, spotlights, and cameras if you have them.
Sturdy hiking shoes, sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and heaps of snacks for day trips etc.
There is some phone reception at camp.
Remember: there are no shops or petrol between Orbost and Delegate. You need to bring everything you need, last stop for food, fuel and reception before reaching camp is in Orbost.