• Australia
    • Cairns
3 to 4 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Year Round
Hostel Lodge Tent
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Family Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Price in AUD.
What's Included
Accommodation Equipment Some Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 06, 2020
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

A diverse three-week program with three different projects to participate in, in Tropical North Queensland.

During the first week, volunteers have the unique opportunity to work on the iconic Great Barrier Reef, assisting oceanographic organizations with research and surveys on the reef and undertaking beach cleanups.

During week two, volunteer work is based at the sea turtle rehabilitation center where volunteers will care for rescued sea turtles and assist in their rehabilitation. Prepare food, feed the sea turtles and clean turtle tanks. Use the afternoon free time (time-permitting) to snorkel with sea turtles in the wild on the Great Barrier Reef.

The last week is in the Tropical Wetland Reserve in the North West of Cairns where volunteers study and collect information on some of the endangered animals that call the wetland their home. In the wildlife rehabilitation center, volunteers care for the animals and prepare those that are ready for release back into the wild.

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Program Highlights

  • A unique 3-in-1 program where volunteers can get hands-on experience in caring for wildlife in diverse landscapes.
  • Get trained as a volunteer marine and terrestrial biologist conducting surveys of the Great Barrier Reef and a tropical wetland reserve.
  • Assist in caring for rescued sea turtles in the rehabilitation centre.
  • Volunteers can snorkel with sea turtles and other charismatic marine wildlife living on the Great Barrier Reef during their spare time.
  • Participate in eco-initiatives that protect and conserve the ecological communities in the Wetland Reserve and Great Barrier Reef.

Program Impact

The research you help to gather will be used in greater scientific studies geared at marine conservation and the protection of our wildlife.

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