Naturewise - Brookfield Conservation Park Wombat Conservation
Nr Blanchetown, SA

Location:
Nr Blanchetown, SA
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Departs from:
134 South Road, Torrensville
Departure time:
8am

TOUR RATING:
Easy to Moderate

TOUR LOCATION
Brookfield Conservation Park. Approximately 130km north-east of Adelaide CBD.

CONSERVATION IMAPCT: 
The Murray Mallee is one of the last remaining strongholds for populations of South Australia’s faunal emblem, the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat.  Over the past 18 months, increasing numbers of Southern Hairy-nosed wombats in this region  have been found in poor and emaciated condition with damage to their skin and other organs.  The cause of this has not been determined but is likely to be nutritional stress. In the areas affected wombats have been found, very few native grasses remain.  Instead, the habitat is often dominated by weeds. Volunteers will be involved in wombat warren vegetation surveys involving the collection of data (documenting location using GPS, recording measurements of warrens, vegetation, scats). This survey work supports research that plays a critical role in helping to plan for the long term survival of wombat populations in the Murray Mallee.

Brookfield Conservation Park also provides opportunities to spot Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, emu, eagles and many other birds.

TRAVEL
Group departure from 111 Franklin St Adelaide. Opposite Adelaide Central Bus Station reception door. Look for white mini-bus with Conservation Volunteers Australia print.

INTINERAY
DAY 1 Travel to Brookfield Conservation Park.   Visit the Truro bakery on the way.  After a brief introduction to the park we undertake a wombat warren and vegetation survey.  In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour to discover the history of the park, local wildlife and learn about the wombat conservation project.  We may also meet university researchers undertaking summer surveys.  A shared dinner and star gazing compliment an evening in the bush. LD

DAY 2 Breakfast followed by wombat warren and vegetation surveys.  Lunch and wildlife spotting before our return journey to Adelaide.  BL

Meal Code:             B - breakfast           L – lunch                                D - dinner

Note: Itinerary may be subject to change during the summer months (December –February) due to very hot weather.  This may include earlier starts to avoid the heat of the day and alternative activities. In extreme cases the park may be closed due to high fire danger.  We will communicate with participants in advance should a program be impacted due to park closure in severe weather conditions.

Duration: 2 days / 1 nights 
Departs: 8.00am Adelaide Office 
Returns: Adelaide Office approximately 4.00pm
Price: $150 per person

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1st to 2nd July 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $150 for 2 days
Wildlife Management
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5th to 6th August 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $150 for 2 days
Wildlife Management
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2nd to 3rd September 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $150 for 2 days
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7th to 8th October 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $150 for 2 days
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4th to 5th November 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $150 for 2 days
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2nd to 3rd December 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $150 for 2 days
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Torrensville office on + 61 8 8352 4111 or email adelaide@conservationvolunteers.com.au