Koala Conservation in Woodstock Australia

Koala Conservation in Woodstock Australia - Help conserve and restore habitat for the local Australian koalas.

Koala Conservation in Woodstock 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 Tamborine National Park and the iconic Curtis Falls
  • View the rainforest from the treetops by walking the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

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 Woodstock, stopping by one of the koalas’ sanctuary along the way. Once settled in your cabin, you will have a talk from the property managers 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 wildlife by the waterhole of the property. 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 Tamborine National Park for lunch. There you will enjoy the rest of the afternoon walking the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk followed by a walk to Curtis Falls later afternoon to wait for nightfall and spot glow worms. You will be provided with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5 – Head back to Brisbane via another Australian wildlife sanctuary 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.