Eastern Barred Bandicoot
Checking traps
Eastern Barred Bandicoot monitoring

Southern Grampians Wildlife Research

Tour operated by: Naturewise Conservation Holidays

Address: 162 Adderley St, West Melbourne, Victoria 3003

Phone: 03 5330 2600  |  Freecall: 1800 032 501  |  Fax: 03 5330 2600  

Email: bookings@naturewise.com.au
Web: naturewise.com.au

Southern Grampians Wildlife Research program by Naturewise Conservation Holidays provides a special opportunity to experience close encounters with rare and beautiful animals.

Join the Department of Sustainability and Environment and Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery Team to monitor the local Eastern Barred Bandicoot population, at the Hamilton Community Parklands captive recovery site.

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is considered extinct in Victoria's wild. The survival of the species now depends on the successful reintroduction of captive populations.

Close encounters with wildlife are guaranteed as you assist to check traps, process wildlife and record data. At the end of a rewarding day, relax at the accommodation base overlooking the spectacular Southern Grampians National Park.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Price is for Southern Grampians Wildlife Reseach, per person. Includes two nights accommodation, return transfers from Melbourne, all meals, air conditioned two wheel drive vehicle, Eastern Barred Bandicoot Monitoring activities led by the Department of Sustainability and Environment Recovery Team and Experienced Conservation Volunteers Leader.


Payment methods accepted

Cheque  MasterCard  VISA Card 

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: 15/10/13 - 18/10/13

Tour starting location

Conservation Volunteers

Tour highlights


Mode of transport

  • Car


  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking
  • Guided walks


  • Other


  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide


  • English

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.


  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Youth Hostels Association
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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