Naturewise eco escapes                                                                          


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Conservation Volunteers offers Naturewise Eco Escapes, where you get to conserve wildlife and explore some of Australia’s beautiful natural areas.

Naturewise Eco Escapes provide unique and exclusive opportunities to experience natural areas, national parks and protected reserves, while supporting wildlife conservation across Australia. Make a difference as you travel, meet like-minded travellers and immerse yourself in nature. 

All-inclusive, small group eco escapes range from one day to two-week adventures led by local experts and park rangers. Choose from a range of experiences to suit your fitness, interests and travel preferences - from softer style eco-tours with little active contribution to conservation, through to more active hands-on voluntours where conservation or research activities which typically make up 50-70% of the trip. Your remaining time is spent touring local surrounds, wildlife viewing, guided walks, specialist tours, educational talks and visiting National Parks.

No experiences is necessary - all you need is an interest in nature, a willingness to get involved, have lots of fun and meet new people! 

Our tourism and conservation award winning programs are ECO Certified by Ecotourism Australia. 

Click here to search for all Naturewise projects by travel dates – don’t forget to click on Advanced Search options and tick Naturewise Holidays. Or simply view our range of holidays by destination below.

VICTORIA


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Night Owls 


Work alongside Parks Victoria in threatened species recovery monitoring for the four large Forest Owls including; Powerful, Barking, Masked and Sooty Owl.


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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.
 

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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.
 

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Little Desert Discovery 

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.



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Preserving the Point 

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. 

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Yarra Valley Kinglake National Park
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. 




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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.

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Grampians National Park  

Go behind the scenes on this exclusive adventure, immerse yourself in this breathtaking landscape and enjoy local walks, cultural sights and lookouts while assisting with endangered species 
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This Grampians experience is not to be missed. 

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Tiger Quoll Conservation 

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. 

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Southern Grampians

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. 

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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.

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Wilsons Prom - Hooded Plovers 

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!


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NEW SOUTH WALES     *     ACT        


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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.

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Coastal Wilderness & Wildlife

Experience a National Landscape rich in cultural  heritage and natural wonders including stunning coastal landscapes; Aboriginal heritage; wildlife – seals, dolphins and whales, penguins and over 125 years of fascinating lighthouse history.
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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.


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WESTERN AUSTRALIA       *      NORTHERN TERRITORY


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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.
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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.


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Kimberley Adventure, WA 

Discover and help conserve the Kimberly's iconic Mornington Station and discover spectacular gorges and wildlife unique to northern Western Australia. 



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Kakadu National Park

Join us for a 5 day adventure helping to conserve the spectacular World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park




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Ningaloo Reef Research Expedition, WA 
This is your opportunity to participate in ongoing marine research helping to protect the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA                 

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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. 

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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.


UNDER REVIEW



QUEENSLAND
 

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Fraser Island 


This Naturewise Friends of Parks Program on Fraser Island is a great way to explore and help protect this stunning world heritage listed area.


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 Wet Tropics World Heritage: Daintree & Cedar Bay

Come, explore and immerse yourself in one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet.  The Wet Tropics has the world’s oldest rainforests.


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Cape York Marine Debris Adventures 
This is a chance to get a rare glimpse of Cape York, meet the locals, experience the wilderness and help clean up some of the areas iconic beaches.  


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Hinchinbrook Island, QLD


A Friends of Parks Program for the fit and active to explore the magic of Hinchinbrook while contributing to conservation actives on this spectacular island.

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