Naturewise Conservation Holidays introduces you to Western Victoria's Little Desert region that holds some of the last remaining pockets of untouched Mallee, and provides critical habitat for a range of species including the endangered Malleefowl and Red-Tail Black Cockatoo.
Invasive plants and animals, urban development and natural disasters have caused these last remaining reserves to become fragmented, placing pressure on the region's biodiversity.
The constantly changing environment has also resulted in a distinct lack of knowledge on the region's species diversity and population numbers. This knowledge is vital and supports effective conservation management of the landscape.
Join Conservation Volunteers and Parks Victoria and make a big difference at Little Desert!
You will undertake important research through remote camera monitoring and other hands-on conservation activities. You will also learn about the endangered Mallefowl recovery program and encounter a range of native wildlife species held at the Little Desert Sanctuary for research purposes including Sugar Gliders, Brush-tailed Bettongs and Bush-stone Curlews.
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: 14/04/14 - 17/04/14
Departure details: 05/05/14 - 08/05/14
Departure details: 26/05/14 - 29/05/14
Departure details: 22/09/14 - 25/09/14
Departure details: 13/10/14 - 16/10/14
Departure details: 03/11/14 - 06/11/14
Tour starting location
CVA West Melbourne Office
- 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