Koala Conservation in Lacey's Creek Australia

Koala Conservation in Lacey's Creek Australia - Help conserve and restore bushland habitat for the local Australian koalas.

Koala Conservation in Lacey’s Creek 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 Mt Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park and visit Rocky Hole swimming spot.

Sample Itinerary

 

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 Lacey’s Creek, stopping at a wildlife hospital for a koala encounter. You will then settle into your yurt accommodation and meet the local rangers to learn about conservation of the local wildlife. You will then proceed with starting on conservation activities including tree planting, mulching and weed removal. 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 Mt Mee in D’Aguilar National Park for a picnic lunch. There you will enjoy the rest of the afternoon swimming in the Rocky Hole and enjoying exploring the outdoors. You will then get to enjoy a Aussie camp cook up. You will be provided with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5 – Head back to Brisbane via Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious to take in more spectacular views before returning to Brisbane for 4pm. You will be provided with Breakfast and Lunch.

Conservation Impact

 

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.