Conservation Volunteers Australia

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Conservation Volunteers is a national, not-for-profit community based organisation that is dedicated to involving the community in practical conservation natural resource management programs. Conservation Volunteers welcomes people with a love of the outdoors and interest in the environment to take part as a volunteer.

The volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, such as students, professionals, international visitors and retirees. You do not need any prior skills or experience. The residential programs are open to volunteers aged 18 to 70.

Conservation Volunteers has partnered with individuals, businesses and governments in the conservation of the unique environment since 1982. In that time they have welcomed hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around Australia and across the world and supported their participation in a diversity of important projects to protect and enhance their environment.

Conservation Volunteers believe in a healthy, sustainable environment and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. They want to attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect or enhance their environment and heritage.

Facilities

Advanced Ecotourism Certified Adventure and Outdoors Tours Australian Tourism Export Council Birdwatching Camping Disabled access available Ecotourism Certified (EA) Evening Extended Family Friendly Free Wifi Full Day International Land - Motorised Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Public Toilet Scenic Drives Sightseeing Tours The Ecotourism Association of Australia Walk Walking and Biking Tours

Services

$860

Help conserve and explore the Great Ocean Road.

Located not far from Melbourne, The Great Ocean Road is an iconic destination in Victoria which offers historic sites as well as awe-inspiring natural beauty. This program uniquely combines conservation and travel along the most famous road-trip experience in Australia.

You will experience a variety of conservation activities in diverse coastal and inland locations. Environments you will help protect and restore include coastal sand dunes, woodlands, wetlands and other areas of important wildlife habitat. Koalas, kangaroos and emus are some of the native Australian animals you will see, while exploring a variety of National Parks and waterfalls along the way.

You will also stay in a variety of coastal towns throughout our journey and introduce you to Aboriginal culture at Tower Hill. Join us to make a difference in one of Australia’s famous coastal locations for nature and heritage.

Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

$995

Help protect our beautiful beaches and marine wildlife.

Cooloola is located 250 kilometres north of Brisbane in the stunning Great Sandy National Park. The oceans in this region are home to turtles, dugongs and thousands of fish species while the land boasts endless beaches, remnant rainforests, wetlands and iconic Australian bush that provide habitat for over 7,500 species of plants and animals. In winter months keep an eye on the horizon for Humpback Whales migrating north to their breeding grounds.

Welcome to paradise! We will be helping to protect this magical coastline by collecting and analysing marine debris, removing weeds and preparing iconic padanus trees for biological control to protect them from invasive jamella hoppers.

Enjoy this off the beaten track adventure and experience the awe of some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches while making a meaningful contribution to conservation.

$995

Help protect and restore ancient Gondwanan Rainforest.

Springbrook is an ancient Gondwanan Rainforest 70 kilometres south of Brisbane in the Gold Coast Hinterland, covering 6, 25 hectares. Over thousands of years water and volcanic activity have carved a spectacular landscape of cliffs, gorges and waterfalls and much of this beautiful area is in pristine condition. Beneath the treetops a magical world of vines, endangered plants and wildlife, crystal clear streams, glow in the dark fungi and some of the oldest trees in the world beg to be explored.

We will be helping to protect and restore this critically endangered bioregion through tree planting, weed removal and wildlife monitoring, and volunteers will soak up the sights and sounds of the rainforest by sleeping in quaint ranger’s quarters on site throughout the program.

Experience Highlights

* Visit ancient Antarctic Beech trees and look for pademelons, land mullets and satin bowerbirds while exploring ancient Gondwanan Rainforest
* Visit the stunning Cave Creek for a private tour of Germaine Greer’s home-grown rainforest
* Visit the famous “Natural Bridge” and look for glow worms and glow in the dark mushrooms
* Night time spotlighting to find wildlife including frogs, gliders and possums

$995

Overview
Help protect and create habitat for threatened Australian wildlife.

The Ironbark Station at Blackbutt is a 1400 hectare property located 170km north West of Brisbane. In 1994 the property was purchased for conservation by Steve Irwin (Crikey!) and Australia Zoo. Ironbark is a designated wildlife sanctuary with a rehabilitation facility and a full-time wildlife rehabilitator for injured and orphaned iconic Australian macropods – kangaroos, wallabies, bettongs, pademelons and potoroos, and other wildlife including possums, gliders, cockatoos and birds of prey. So far over 44,000 trees have been planted and future plans are in place to continue habitat restoration, further expand sanctuary facilities and re-introduce critically endangered local species into the landscape.

Join us for this off the beaten track adventure and experience the magic of the Australian bush while making a meaningful contribution to wildlife conservation!

Highlights
Carry on Steve Irwin’s legacy by helping to rehabilitate a property that was purchased by the Crocodile hunter himself!
Close encounters with native Australian wildlife at the sanctuary on site
Night time spotlighting to find wildlife including kangaroos, gliders, possums and wallabies
Stargazing and traditional Aussie camp cook up
Visit to the world famous Bunya Mountains National Park

$995

Experience Overview

Help protect and create habitat for threatened koalas.

Woodstock is an ecologically important property boasting several remnant vegetation communities including riparian rainforest, dry sclerophyll and open woodland. Located 60km south of Brisbane in the breathtaking Gold Coast Hinterland, this picturesque property overlooks Albert River and is home to threatened species including koalas, glossy-black cockatoos, platypuses and Richmond birdwing butterflies.

We will be helping to create and protect critical habitat for koalas at Woodstock and volunteers will get an authentic Australian country experience by staying on site in cosy cabins. Join us for this adventure and experience the magic of the Australian bush while making a meaningful contribution to koala conservation.

Experience Highlights

Visit Daisy Hill Koala Centre and Lone Pine Sanctuary for koala encounters and to learn about koala ecology and conservation
Protect and create critical koala habitat through weed removal and tree planting activities
Night time wildlife walks to find koalas, gliders, possums and glow worms
Stargazing and traditional Aussie camp cook up
Explore the stunning Tamborine National Park for lunch and visit the iconic Curtis Falls
View the rainforest from the treetops by walking the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

$995

Experience Overview

Help protect and create habitat for threatened koalas.

Lacey’s Creek is nestled in the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland 100km north of Brisbane. Its mix of open eucalypt woodlands, scribbly gum forests and subtropical rainforests harbour over 800 plant species and endemic wildlife including wallabies, kangaroos, possums, cockatoos and Australia’s most iconic species, the koala.

We will be helping to create and protect critical habitat for koalas on this 50 hectare property in Lacey’s Creek and volunteers will get a full authentic Australian experience by sleeping in a small “yurt” on the property. Join us for this off the beaten track adventure and experience the magic of the Australian bush while making a meaningful contribution to koala conservation.

Experience Highlights
Visit to Moggil Koala Hospital and Lone Pine Sanctuary for koala encounters and to learn about koala ecology and conservation
Protect and create critical koala habitat through weed removal and tree planting activities
Night time spotlighting to find wildlife including koalas, gliders, possums and wallabies
Stargazing and traditional Aussie camp cook up
Explore the stunning Mt Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park for a picnic lunch and visit Rocky Hole swimming hole

$995

Experience Overview

Help protect and create habitat for threatened koalas.

Crohamhurst is nestled in the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland 100 km north of Brisbane. Its mix of open eucalypt woodlands, wetlands and subtropical rainforests harbour over 800 plant species and endemic wildlife including wallabies, kangaroos, possums, cockatoos and Australia’s most iconic species, the koala.

We will be helping to create and protect critical habitat for koalas in Crohamhurst and volunteers will get an authentic Australian experience by staying on site in the bush in a cosy “granny flat”. Join us for this off the beaten track adventure and experience the magic of the Australian bush while making a meaningful contribution to koala conservation.

Experience Highlights

Visit to Moggil Koala Hospital and Lone Pine Sanctuary for koala encounters to learn about koala ecology and conservation
Protect and create critical koala habitat through weed removal and tree planting activities
Night time spotlighting to find wildlife including koalas, gliders, possums and wallabies
Stargazing and traditional Aussie camp cook up
Explore the stunning Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve for a picnic lunch and take in scenic views of the Glasshouse Mountains
Visit Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue

$995

Experience Overview

Help protect and create habitat for the Threatened Southern Cassowary.

We will be helping to create habitat for the threatened Cassowary as well as the Mahogany Glider, and other species that make their home here, including Curlews, Striped Possums, Forest Dragons and a variety of Skinks. Join us for a unique experience along the Cassowary Coast that combines meaningful volunteering with an adventure to explore waterfalls, freshwater swimming holes, tropical beaches and much more.

You’ll experience a variety of conservation activities in diverse coastal and inland locations. Environments we’ll help protect and restore include coastal sand dunes, woodlands, wetlands and other areas of important wildlife habitat. Koalas, kangaroos and emus are some of the native Australian animals we’ll see, while exploring a variety of National Parks and waterfalls along the way.

Experience Highlights

Discover the tropical rainforests and beaches of the Cassowary Coast, including the palm-fringed stretch of Mission Beach
Wildlife spotting, including the Threatened Southern Cassowary and Estuarine Crocodiles
Rainforest Walk and lookout at Murray Falls inside the Girrramay National Park.
Explore the beautiful swimming hole at Babinda Boulders, and learn of the Traditional Aboriginal Dreamtime Story focused on this magical place surrounded by rainforest

$995

Experience Overview

Help conserve the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest.

The Wet Tropics is a region of spectacular scenery with rivers, gorges, waterfalls, volcanic mountains and the oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth. The pristine rainforests are home to many threatened species, including the Southern Cassowary, Yellow-bellied Glider, Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo, various possums, quolls and three endangered stream-dwelling frogs.

Help conserve local nature refuges planting trees and removing weeds to create wildlife corridors for native animals. Your days will be spent supporting seasonal conservation projects at local nature refuges, planting trees or removing weeds to create wildlife corridors. You can expect to go beyond the typical tourist trail to experience the real North Queensland – exploring natural wonders from volcanic craters and blue lakes to lush rainforest, waterfalls and the regions unique wildlife.

Experience Highlights
The Volcanic Lakes of Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham
Malanda Falls and rainforest walk
Nocturnal wildlife walk
Two hidden waterfalls taking you off the beaten tourist track
Platypus spotting over lunch
Helping conserve nature refuges in the Wet Tropics region

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