- Departs from:
- Nomads Backpacker Hostel 341 Lake Street, Cairns
- Departure time:
Day 1 8.30am meet your Conservation Volunteers Australia host at Cairns city hostel and travel Palm Creek. On route our first stop is Eubenangee Swamp, a significant wetland and bird area. On our walk keep an eye out for local wildlife, including crocodiles and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt Bartle Frere, Queensland’s tallest mountain. Continuing our journey, we visit Hinchinbrook Island lookout for stunning panoramic vistas. From here you will be able to see the island and the complicated mangrove system that supports amazing marine wildlife. We stop for lunch at Cattana Wetlands before reaching our destination at the Aboriginal owned Mungalla Station. Meals: Dinner
Day 2 Grab your breakfast and packed lunch before our days conservation activities helping remove weeds, plant trees, collect native seed stock or monitor water quality. Our conservation efforts will make a difference to the health and resilience of the reef, by restoring catchments and improving water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3 Spend the morning participating in local conservation efforts helping remove weeds or plant trees and collect native seed stock to improve water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef. After lunch we travel to Wallaman Falls, the longest single drop waterfall in the southern hemisphere. The views are spectacular so make sure you bring your camera! Located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics this beautiful area is cassowary and Ulysses butterfly habitat - you may even get a chance to spot one or two of these shy animals in the afternoon. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 4 Spend the morning supporting local conservation efforts helping remove weeds or plant trees and collect native seed stock to improve water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef. In the afternoon we visit Tyto Wetlands. This 110-hectare rehabilitated wetland area is home to over 240 species of birds and Agile Wallabies. With extensive walking tracks, bird hides and viewing platforms, it is a wonderful way to get up close and personal with the local wildlife and discover more about the significant ecological values of wetlands. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 5 Breakfast, camp pack up and return journey to Cairns. On route we enjoy fish and chips at Etty Bay, overlooking pristine beaches – keep your eyes out for Cassowary’s on the beach. Expected return time to Cairns is 3.00pm. Meals: Breakfast and lunch
The Itinerary and activities may be subject to change based on seasonal weather conditions.
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Conservation Volunteers Australia is Australasia's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 1982. We offer conservation programs across Australia which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the Australian environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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