Naturewise Conservation Holidays takes you to Kinglake National Park where conservation is king!
Located only 65 kilometres north of Melbourne, this beautiful park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, offering dramatic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Philip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs.
Abounding in native flora and fauna, Kinglake National Park provides the ideal setting for conservation activities, including wildlife monitoring, post bushfire rehabilitation work and data collection.
In February 2009, 98 percent of Kinglake National Park was burnt by the Black Sunday bushfires. This Naturewise trip provides a great opportunity to help contribute to the work critical for the long term recovery and management of the National Park.
You will play an important part in the recovery efforts as you work alongside Parks Victoria staff to collect important data relating to the location and numbers of native fauna, including the Brush Tail Phascogales and the Superb Lyrebirds; renowned for their attractive courtship displays and ability to mimic almost any sound in the forest.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Rate includes accommodation, transfers, all meals, winery tours, entry fees and an experience conservation guide.
Cancellation and booking policy
To secure your booking Full program payment is required. If it becomes necessary to cancel your booking, please notify operators immediately. The cancellation is effective from the date of notification. Cancellation fees are as follows: cancellation more than 30 days before start date, 15 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited, cancellation 30 and 14 days before start date, 30 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited, cancellation less than 14 days before start date, 100 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited. There is no refund after starting the program. This program operates with a minimum of four people and maximum of eight people.Operators reserve the right to cancel departure dates should booking numbers fall below required minimum numbers. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancellation due to minimum program numbers not being reached.
Days of operation
Departure details: 28/04/14 - 29/04/14
Departure details: 19/05/14 - 20/05/14
Departure details: 07/07/14 - 08/07/14
Departure details: 14/07/14 - 15/07/14
Tour starting location
Kinglake National Park
- Animal Viewing
- Guided walks
Conservation Volunteers offers Naturewise Conservation Holidays, they are quality, small group ecotour experiences where you get to make a real difference to the conservation of Australia's unique environment.
Naturewise Conservation Holidays embraces the principles of responsible travel combining conservation with exploration. Their aim is to connect visitors with Australia's beautiful and unique natural areas, while helping to ensure their future preservation. The Naturewise programs are award recognised and Ecotourism certified.
Naturewise Conservation Holidays range from two days to two weeks. Each program offers the opportunity to visit unique destinations, get close to nature and explore the great outdoors, while contributing to conservation.
The time spent undertaking conservation activities typically makes up 30 to 40 per cent of the trip with the other time spent touring such as bush walks, Island tours, wildlife viewing and visiting National Parks.
No experience is required to participate in a Naturewise Conservation Holidays program, though you should be reasonably fit and active and declare any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking.
Program prices include accommodation, meals, program leader, transfers from the designated pick up point, park or reserve entry fees and scheduled activities. All programs are led by an experienced guide, and on some programs you are joined by visiting researchers.
Other tours by this operator
- The Ecotourism Association of Australia
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
- Youth Hostels Association
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land