Outback Conservation in South Queensland AustraliaOutback Conservation in South Queensland Australia located in an off the beaten track adventure to experience the Australian Bush while making meaningful contribution to wildlife conservation
Outback Conservation in South Queensland
- Help with the rehabilitation of the sanctuary purchased directly by the Crocodile Hunter himself, Steve Irwin.
- Experience close encounters with native Australian wildlife species at the sanctuary.
- Experience a traditional Aussie camp cook up while stargazing
- Visit the World’s famous Bunya Mountains National Park
- Participate in a night time spotting of wildlife including kangaroos, gliders, possums and wallabies.
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. Get transfered North west to Ironbark Station and setup camp. Start on your conservation tasks including weed removal and tasks related to running the wildlife sanctuary. You will be provided with Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2 – In the morning, you will continue to revegetate and rehabilitate habitat through tree planting and weed control. The rest of the day will be spent on wildlife walk to spot kangaroos and wallabies before dinner and nocturnal wildlife spotting of possums, gliders and koalas. You will be provided with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3 – Conservation tasks will be on the agenda before a drive to bunya Mountains National Park for a picnic lunch. There, you will enjoy a beautiful walks and experience the amazing ecosystems and towering Bunya Pines where Indigenous Australia used to gather nuts in autumn. You will be provided with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4 – You will continue on your conservation activities around the sanctuary, and enjoy a presentation from the local staff on the goals and obstacles in rehabilitating the landscape of the sanctuary for its wildlife. You will be provided with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 – Head back to Brisbane for 4pm via Esk, Wivenhoe and the Brisbane River Valley. You will be provided with Breakfast and Lunch.
The sanctuary of Ironbark Station is the legacy of Steve Irwin. The Zoo works together with our project to ensure the property retains high conservation values for native plants and animals to thrive while, continuing to function as a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife to be nursed back to health before being released into the wild. The sanctuary is used by many institutions for ground breaking research in conservation and land uses. The research and its results are essentials to guide the government’s policy on best land management practices.