Naturewise Eco Beach Sea Turtles - 4 days
., WA

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., WA
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Departs from:
11.30am Mercure Broome 11.40am Mangrove Hotel 11.50am Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary 12pm Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
Departure time:
11.30am

Tour Rating
Easy to Moderate

Tour Location
Eco Beach, 130km south-east of Broome on Western Australia's Kimberley Coast.

Conservation Impact
Flatback turtles are listed as 'Vulnerable' in Western Australia and under the AUstralian Government's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and data deficient by the INternational union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Turtles are threatened by habitat loss, oceanic pollution, climate change and the wildlife trade, among other fgactors. The data gained from the Eco Beach research contributes to data the IUCN need to determine the status and management needs of Flatback turtles, which are the only sea turtles that occur mainly within the Australian continental shelf. 

Travel
Participants are to meet at Broome's pickup locations. Then you will be transported from Broome in an air conditioned vehicle with forward facing seats. The approximate travel time to Eco Beach is 1hr and 30minutes.

Itinerary
Day 1. Broome - Eco Beach (LD)
Broome and hotel pick uop. Travel to our stunning base for the next few days - Eco Beach Resort. Overlooking a beautiful beach, and turtle nesting ground, the resort has received Advanced Eco Certification for its sustainable lodge operations. Time to relax, maybe take a dip in the infinity pool, before a talk on flatback turtles and the monitoring program. Dinner and evening beach walk alongside out experienced guides in search in nesting flatback turtles. 

Day 2. Eco Beach - Local Aboriginal Cultural Tour - Turtle Experience (BD - snacks will be available to make a light self serve lunch)
Breakfast and cultural tour with our local Aboriginal guide. This tour provides out guests with arguably the most unique and incredible aboriginal insights into the Yardoogara land and cultures.
In the evening just before the high tide, we walk the beach in search of nesting flatback turtles. Our guides Steve and Anne will share their expertise and insights into the turtle nesting behaviours, false crawls, egg chambers, sand temperatures, egg incubation periods and hatchlings. 

Day 3. Eco Beach - Guided Morning Walk - Turtle Activity (BD - snacks will be available to make a light self serve lunch) 
Optional morning sunrise and shorebird walk with our naturalist guides. When the heat is back, enjoy the resort's facilities, a yoga class or relax taking in the endless coastal views at the infinity pool. Evening beach walk in search of nesting flatback turtles and turtle monitoring. 

Day 4. Eco Beach - Broome (B)
Leisurely breakfast before our departure back to Broome.  Approximate return time to Broome hotel or airport is 12 noon

Duration
4 days 3 nights
Departs Broome: 12.30pm
Returns Day 4 at approximately 12 noon to Broome accommodation or airport

Join this project

23rd to 26th November 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $998 for 4 days
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6th to 9th December 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $998 for 4 days
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Broome office on +618 9335 2777 or email broome@conservationvolunteers.com.au