Dark Science: Into the Wild Night

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‘Into the Wild Night’ - Night Vision Walk

Participants explored the Australian rainforest at night using night vision technology for an insider’s look at the animals that live there. The Quad partnered with the wonderful insightful Vision Walks Eco-Tours to present this experience right here in Lismore.

Imagine exploring the Australian rainforest at night, searching for nocturnal wildlife. Instead of wielding a torch you’re incognito, wearing special night vision goggles.

This is military grade technology that lets you see animals as they go about their business.

Because we don’t use bright lights we are less intrusive and that means we can be more connected to what is going on all around us.

Nights with less moonlight are best for a Night Vision Walk. On a typical night we see five species. Our regular sightings include possum, platypus, wallaby, koala, tawny frogmouth, and frogs.

We do our very best to give you a great experience, but of course, we are dealing with nature so we cannot guarantee animal sightings.


Birdwing Butterfly Gully; Tucki Tucki, Kadina Street, Goonellabah

Goonellabah, 6km east of the town centre, is the Birdwing Butterfly Walk which has been planted with vines to attract the rare insect. You might also spot platypuses in the Tucki Tucki Creek, especially at dawn or sunset. To get here, take the Bruxner Hwy and turn right on Kadina St.