Trip Plans

GFNC is a keen participant in the two annual iNaturalist BioBlitzes. GFNC members have created these Trip Plans to help you to survey within the broader Geelong area.

These Trip Plans cover a selection of nature parks and reserves. They link different habitats and reserves in a particular location in the Geelong region.

Each Trip Plan includes a map providing journey details and lists species that might be found at a location. Each two-page PDF can be viewed online, downloaded, or printed. 


Geelong and Corio

The Geelong and Corio drive has some interesting sites to visit to see where the natural world coexists with urban and marine port environments. If you live in the area, start by doing a survey at home photographing birds and insects within your home limits. Head off to the city loop and start recording observations along the way.


South Barwon

The South Barwon drive visits many reserves in the Geelong region including the Ramsar listed Lake Connewarre and a couple of spots for beachcombing. Covering 55km, it samples the different habitats with different creatures and plants across a wide range of taxa. If you only have one day available for the bioblitz and want a fun filled day out, this is the route for you!

 Brisbane Ranges  

Brisbane Ranges

The Brisbane Ranges drive visits eight locations of natural history interest due to their habitat or high species biodiversity. Along the way, additional roadside stops can be made for quick exploratory walks into the surrounding national park bushland.


Golden Plains

A drive through the Golden Plains is a rewarding experience with plants, birds, and invertebrates in open and woody grasslands as well as a selection of ephemeral wetlands. This is a good trip to stop off along roadsides when you see anything interesting.



This drive visits focuses on the northern and eastern areas of the Bellarine. The sites selected include a range of areas with diverse natural biodiversity near Drysdale and St Leonards.

You Yangs  

You Yangs

This drive covers a day’s surveying around the You Yangs. The sites selected are known areas of natural history interest, diverse habitat and good species biodiversity.