Naturewise Conservation Holidays
Conservation Volunteers offers Naturewise Conservation Holidays - meaningful, small group travel experiences in some of Australia's most beautiful nature areas.
Connect with nature and explore the great outdoors, while contributing to conservation. View wildlife, meet the locals, work alongside park rangers and walk through spectacular National Parks.
Each trip provides the rewarding opportunity for you to personally contribute to the conservation of these special places.
Conservation activities typically make up 30 - 50% of the trip, with remaining time spent touring the local surrounds including wildlife viewing, guided walks, tours and visiting National Parks. No experience is required to participate in a Naturewise program, though you should be reasonably fit and active. Prices include accommodation, meals, guide, transfers and all activities. Naturewise programs are award recognised and eco certified.
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Melbourne Bandicoot Break
Join us on this exclusive Naturewise experience and work closely with environmental experts to help reinstate a population of Eastern Barred Bandicoots, currently considered extinct in Victoria's wild.
Bandicoot Night Watch
Venture deep into the Woodlands Historic Park for an illuminated discovery of nocturnal wildlife. On this program you will be looking out for the Eastern Barred Bandicoots and helping save them from extinction.
Little Desert Discovery -New
Join Conservation Volunteers and Parks Victoria and make a big difference at Little Desert! You will undertake important research and experience the remote natural environment and the vast, striking landscapes of Western Victoria.
Preserving the Point - New
Point Nepean National Park is home to a number of native species, and features outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. On this tour you will make a direct contribution to critical environmental science and park management.
Kinglake Conservation - New
Conservation is king at Kinglake National Park! This trip provides the ideal opportunity to help contribute to the work critical for the long term recovery and management of the National Park and its rich biodiversity.
State of the Ark Monitoring
South-western Victoria is home to some of the most spectacular coastal and inland scenery in the state. It is also home to the critical Glenelg Ark project, a fox control program covering 90,000 hectares of State forest and National Park
Grampians Conservation Explorer
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive conservation adventure, where you will sample some of the regions best wines, immerse yourself in the local culture and be inspired by the breathtaking landscape. This Grampians experience is not to be missed.
Endangered Wildlife Conservation Great Ocean Road
An encounter with the elusive Tiger Quoll is guaranteed as you will meet the three resident individuals housed at the Conservation Ecology Centre as part of the Australian Tiger Quoll breeding network.
Join us to monitor the local Eastern Barred Bandicoot population at the Hamilton Community Parklands captive bandicoot recovery site. Close encounters with wildlife are guaranteed.
Great Ocean Walk
This special three day experience combines beautiful coastal scenery, eco accommodation, guided walks and the opportunity to contribute to the conservation of the world renowned Great Ocean Road.
Barmah Spirit Discovery
Experience the River Red Gum on the majestic Murray River, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Yorta Yorta people through a number of practical research activities.
Hooded Plovers at the Prom
Take part in a critical Hooded Plover habitat restoration project in the midst of some of the most spectacular scenery in Victoria – Wilsons Promontory National Park!
NEW SOUTH WALES * ACT
This Island location provides an exclusive opportunity to experience the local wildlife, while staying in a beautifully appointed guesthouse. Join our award winning tour or stay at the lighthouse.
Coastal Wilderness & Wildlife
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT
Discover your wild side in Australia's Capital Territory and venture beyond reserve management gates on a range of exclusive ecotours that will get you up close to nature.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA * NORTHERN TERRITORY
Eco Beach Broome, WA
Travel to Western Australia to play an active role in monitoring the endangered Flatback Turtle population. You'll have time to enjoy this stunning part of the country while carrying out vital conservation work.
Arnhem Land, NT
For holiday makers looking to give something back to the environment, these Northern Territory experiences combine aboriginal culture with unique conservation experiences.
Mornington Station, WA - New
Discover and help conserve one of Australia’s last great wilderness areas featuring iconic outback landscapes, spectacular gorges, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and wildlife unique to northern Western Australia.
Kakadu National Park
Join us for a 5 day adventure helping to conserve the spectacular World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park
Brookfield Conservation Park, SA
Join local researches for a week at Brookfield for an insight into the history of the park whilst enjoying sunsets, conservation activities and monitoring threatened species like the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat.
Kangaroo Island, SA
Explore the diversity of Kangaroo Island in South Australia with a research biologist. Choose from two great programs that explore this island and all it has to offer.
Fraser Island Conservation
Cape York Marine Debris Adventure
This is a chance to get a rare glimpse of Cape York, meet the locals, experience the wilderness and help clean up one of the areas iconic beaches – Chilli Beach.