Monday, May 9, 2011

Anyone for a conservation adventure trip in Queensland?

Just received the Wild Mob Newsletter and spotted this wonderful opportunity coming up around the end of May.

I'll start with the part that usually comes last... when I read snorkelling the great Barrier reef I sat up... then the guided tour with Marine Biologist of the coral reef... seeing aboriginal artifacts in situ.... the catamaran... nocturnal safari... where's my diary?

And all this for

Special Deal: $895

Dates: 25 May - 7 June
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
Arrive/Depart: Mackay, QLD
The two-week conservation camp includes all of the following:
  • All meals, drinks and snacks
  • All camping and project related work equipment
  • All transfers from Mackay and back
  • 2-hour boat trip to and from Brampton Island on 50ft catamaran
  • Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sunset Walk to ‘Point Lookout’
  • Guided coral reef tour with Marine Scientist
  • After-dark safari to spot nocturnal wildlife
  • Afternoon exploring Aboriginal cultural artefacts and artwork

Fri, 2011-04-08

Keen to explore the Australian bush? Or maybe enjoy your very own secluded beach? Why not do both?

Wild Mob runs conservation adventure trips in Queensland where participants get to work on meaningful environmental projects. Spend a week living in the bush, assisting with an endangered Wallaby recovery plan. Then for a change of pace, in the second week, you’ll sail to a secluded island and help with ecosystem restoration and reef monitoring!
Be assured though, you’ll have plenty of time to explore these unique environments, too! You’ll get to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, hike through the endangered Brigalow Belt or just relax under a tree with a book while the sun sets.
All you need to do is get yourself to the start point in Mackay, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Download the PDF to learn more.

Brampton Island Conservation Project

Assist Natural Resource Managers with conservation work on Brampton Island in the Whitsundays. The work includes eradicating invasive vegetation, beach clean up, conducting surveys on the coral reef and plenty of extra time to go snorkelling, swimming and hiking.
To learn more about the Brampton Island conservation project, visit the project page.

Avocet Conservation Project

Survey feral animals on the reserve by setting camera traps and monitoring for activity. Participants may assist with care and management of Bridled Nailtail Wallabies (seasonal availability) and general reserve maintenance. The project includes a nocturnal wildlife safari, extra time to go hiking and a visit to nearby Minerva Hills National Park and Mt Zamia.
Want to learn more about the Avocet project? Just visit the project page.

If you like this offer then check these other projects.

NB In the previous post about Plants as Medicine I was sent links that I'll post this week... if you have anything to add do let me know!


mansuetude said...

The water looks delucious. ;)!

Sophie Munns said...

its calling to me I can say!

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