Latrobe Valley Power Industry

Duration: 2 1/4 hours.
Start/finish: Morwell.
Number of participants: Coach load (up to about 50)
Format: Guided tour of Latrobe valley mine and power station viewing points (70km) with detailed commentary on coal formation and qualities, power industry history, current and future technologies. Includes short video.
Key messages: The unique properties of steam. The size and physico-chemical properties of the Victorian coal resource. The carbon cycle. The thermodynamics of energy conversion. Mining challenges caused by flood and fire.
Price: From $8.00pp

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Ghost Towns and Copper Mine Adventure

Duration: 1 3/4 hours.
Start/finish: Rawson or Walhalla
Number of participants: 8 pax/4WD vehicle, 4 vehicles/trip, 4 trips/day. (Total 128 pax)
Format: Exciting guided tour of ghost towns and mining ruins. Detailed commentary on Walhalla's gold mining history with stories and old photos. Copper smelter display with samples.
Key messages: The hardships of life in a frontier mining town. Food and fuel supplies in the days before refrigeration and electricity. The technology of pyrometallurgical metals extraction. The capabilities of 4WD vehicles in extreme terrain.
Price: From $11.50pp

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Gippsland Campsite 4WD Expeditions

Duration: Half day.
Start/finish campsites: Rawson Village, Licola Wilderness Village, Forest Edge (Neerim East), Coonawarra (Glenaladale), Allambee (Yarragon), The Summit (Trafalgar East), Forest Lodge Farm (Welshpool) and more.
Number of participants: 8 pax/4WD vehicle, 4 vehicles/trip, 2 trips/day. (Total 64 pax)
Format: Exciting guided tour of forests and mountains. Sometimes combined with bushwalk or team building exercises.
Key messages: Appreciation of natural environment. Teamwork in overcoming obstacles. The capabilities of 4WD vehicles in extreme terrain.
Price: From $15.00pp
Also two-day overnight bush camping options available.

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