Experience Overview

Help protect and create habitat for the Threatened Southern Cassowary.

We will be helping to create habitat for the threatened Cassowary as well as the Mahogany Glider, and other species that make their home here, including Curlews, Striped Possums, Forest Dragons and a variety of Skinks. Join us for a unique experience along the Cassowary Coast that combines meaningful volunteering with an adventure to explore waterfalls, freshwater swimming holes, tropical beaches and much more.

You’ll experience a variety of conservation activities in diverse coastal and inland locations. Environments we’ll help protect and restore include coastal sand dunes, woodlands, wetlands and other areas of important wildlife habitat. Koalas, kangaroos and emus are some of the native Australian animals we’ll see, while exploring a variety of National Parks and waterfalls along the way.

Experience Highlights

Discover the tropical rainforests and beaches of the Cassowary Coast, including the palm-fringed stretch of Mission Beach
Wildlife spotting, including the Threatened Southern Cassowary and Estuarine Crocodiles
Rainforest Walk and lookout at Murray Falls inside the Girrramay National Park.
Explore the beautiful swimming hole at Babinda Boulders, and learn of the Traditional Aboriginal Dreamtime Story focused on this magical place surrounded by rainforest

Type Indicative prices

What is included Experienced Conservation Volunteers team leader Return transfers from Cairns 4 nights’ camping accommodation Three meals a day from lunch day 1 till lunch day 5 Conservation activities and equipment Excursions to Murray Falls in Gimmnay National Park, Mission Beach, Cassowary Environment Centre, Banimnda Boulders Certificate of appreciation



What’s not included • Travel to Nomads Cairns Backpackers departure point • Breakfast day 1 and dinner day 5 • Laundry, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature • Visa and passport charges • Departure, airport and airline charges • Souvenirs, any additional tours or activities

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 15/07/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 12/08/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 09/09/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 07/10/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 04/11/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 25/11/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

Conservation Volunteers is a national, not-for-profit community based organisation that is dedicated to involving the community in practical conservation natural resource management programs. Conservation Volunteers welcomes people with a love of the outdoors and interest in the environment to take part as a volunteer.

The volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, such as students, professionals, international visitors and retirees. You do not need any prior skills or experience. The residential programs are open to volunteers aged 18 to 70.

Conservation Volunteers has partnered with individuals, businesses and governments in the conservation of the unique environment since 1982. In that time they have welcomed hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around Australia and across the world and supported their participation in a diversity of important projects to protect and enhance their environment.

Conservation Volunteers believe in a healthy, sustainable environment and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. They want to attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect or enhance their environment and heritage.

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  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
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