Plan your Tour

  1. Close up encounters with koalas.

  2. Sightings of echidnas, wading birds and birds of prey. Possible sighting of the rare white bellied sea eagle or a glimpse of a snake.

  3. Information about the potoroos which are here in abundance, but rarely seen due to being nocturnal.

  4. Stop to view wildflowers and orchids in season.

  5. Coastal walk near the National Park campsite at Fairhaven.

  6. Delicious Devonshire tea in the 1890's Bayview Chicory Kiln tearoom with freshly baked scones and jams made
    from French Island grown fruit.

  7. Children's time to pat and feed the friendly farm animals.

  8. Bayview's remote area power system.

  9. History talk on the kiln and the Island's past chicory industry and prison life at the former the McLeod prison farm. Many items of  memorabilia are on display.

  10. Time to look at the Island's heavy goods and vehicle transport barge.

  11. Call into the General store where locally produced goodies and handcrafts are for sale.

  12. Three accommodation venues are seen during the tour. The Tortoisehead Guest House which can be seen at, the French Island B&B which can be seen at and Aerie House which can be seen at


All tours include the following ...

Types of Tours

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... but there are also options available to plan your own tour, simply contact Lois to discuss your ideas or special needs.

Click on the links to the right to find out more about the different types of tours.

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