Wetlands, Wildlife and Aboriginal Culture
Ingham, Qld

Location:
Ingham, Qld
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Departs from:
Nomads Backpacker Hostel ‎341 Lake Street, Cairns
Departure time:
8.30am

Itinerary

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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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Manunda office on +617 4032 0844 or email cairns@cva.org.au