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Destination Conservation Experience - Wet Tropics Rainforest, Far North Queensland

341 Lake Street, Cairns North, Queensland, 4870

Experience Overview

Help conserve the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest.

The Wet Tropics is a region of spectacular scenery with rivers, gorges, waterfalls, volcanic mountains and the oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth. The pristine rainforests are home to many threatened species, including the Southern Cassowary, Yellow-bellied Glider, Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo, various possums, quolls and three endangered stream-dwelling frogs.

Help conserve local nature refuges planting trees and removing weeds to create wildlife corridors for native animals. Your days will be spent supporting seasonal conservation projects at local nature refuges, planting trees or removing weeds to create wildlife corridors. You can expect to go beyond the typical tourist trail to experience the real North Queensland – exploring natural wonders from volcanic craters and blue lakes to lush rainforest, waterfalls and the regions unique wildlife.

Experience Highlights
The Volcanic Lakes of Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham
Malanda Falls and rainforest walk
Nocturnal wildlife walk
Two hidden waterfalls taking you off the beaten tourist track
Platypus spotting over lunch
Helping conserve nature refuges in the Wet Tropics region

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 on day 5 • Conservation activities and equipment • Scheduled sightseeing activities in the Wet Tropics and park fees



What’s not included • Travel to Cairns city departure point • Lunch 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: 01/07/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 29/07/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 26/08/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 23/09/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 21/10/19

    Mon: 08:00am - 04:00pm

  • Departure details: 18/11/19

    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.

  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
341 Lake Street, Cairns North, Queensland, 4870

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