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State of the Ark

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  


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. This is a collaborative, landscape-scale project undertaken by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Parks Victoria. You will help support the recovery of native mammals, birds and reptiles, by protecting them from fox predation. On this exclusive Naturewise experience, you will have an opportunity to directly contribute to the Glenelg Ark project by taking part in a number of engaging, hands-on conservation activities. You will experience the best that south-west Victoria has to offer, as we take you to 'the jewel in the crown' of the Lower Glenelg National Park - the renowned Princess Margaret Rose Cave, explore the volcanic feature of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and learn more about the Aboriginal heritage of the traditional owners, the Worn Gundidj. We also visit the magnificent Cape Nelson Lighthouse and the picturesque surrounds of Nelson and Cape Bridgewater. You will encounter some of the iconic native animals along the way, including one of Australia's largest Fur Seal colonies.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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3 nights accommodation; return transfers from Melbourne, 3 meals per day, tour of the seal colony, tour of Princess Margaret Rose Cave, experienced environmental experts and Conservation Volunteers team leader. Maximum 8 passengers.


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: 10/11/14 - 13/11/14

Departure details: 17/11/14 - 20/11/14

Departure details: 24/11/14 - 24/11/14

Tour starting location

CVA West Melbourne

Mode of transport

  • Car


  • Birdwatching
  • Caving
  • Bushwalking
  • Guided walks


  • Other
  • Walking


  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide

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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