Koala Conservation in Crohamhurst AustraliaKoala Conservation in Crohamhurst Australia - Help conserve and restore habitat for the local Australian koalas.
Koala Conservation in Cromhurst Australia
- Help protect critical koala habitat through weed removal and tree planting.
- Enjoy spotlighting wildlife at night such as koalas, gliders, possums, and wallabies.
- Camp and cook Aussie style while on your placement, and don’t forget to stargaze!
- Visit a couple of koalas sanctuaries to learn about koala ecology and conservation.
- Explore the stunning Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and enjoy the scenic views of the Glasshouse Mountains.
Note that itineraries, activities and visited places may vary based on seasonal weather conditions.
Day 1 – Meet the local team at 8am at the meetup point in Brisbane. From there, you will travel to Crohamhurst. Once you get settled into your flat you will meeting with local rangers to hear about the history of the property and how they have been involved with conservation of the local wildlife. You will then start on conservation tasks including tree planting, weed removal and mulching. You will be provided with Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2 and 3 – You will continue with revegetation and habitat rehabilitation activities including tree planting, mulching and some weed control. Every day you will enjoy a walk to look for koalas and kangaroos. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to go on a spotting walk to see possums, gliders and of course koalas. You will be provided with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4 – You will complete your conservation activities before driving to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve for lunch. There you will enjoy a walk taking in the scenic views of the Glasshouse Mountains and visit a wildlife sanctuary. You will be provided with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 – Head back to Brisbane via via Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious to enjoy the views from D’Aguilar Range and stop at another wildlife sanctuary before returning to Brisbane for 4pm. You will be provided with Breakfast and Lunch.
The koala population, known to be once common throughout the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia, has substantially declined in population. This is due to habitat clearing, hunting, natural disasters and diseases.
Koalas are listed as vulnerable to extinction in some areas of Australia including New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT. During this placement, you will assist in improving the habitats to preserve and improve their status as a threatened species.