from $812.00

Arnhem Land Marine Debris Project

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6 days

For holiday makers looking to give something back to the environment, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in essential coastal conservation projects. Working with Conservation Volunteers, travellers will walk the Peninsula's beaches to collect, catalogue and dispose of marine debris. This six day conservation holiday is one not to be missed! The spectacular Arnhem Land wilderness area is one of the last great unspoiled areas of the world and well known for its strong Aboriginal culture, towering escarpments, savannah woodlands, wetlands and wildlife. The peninsula's wild coastlines and surrounding waters swarm with marine life and face continual threats from marine debris pollution. Clients will have ample of opportunity to experience the unique and intriguing landscape and local cultures throughout placement on the tour. The Cobourg Peninsula is located at the tip of the Northern Territory, forming part of the spectacular Arnhem Land wilderness area. The tour will be conducted in English. However, there is limited printed safety information, available also in Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, French, German and Danish.
  • DAY 1

    Travel from Darwin city, headed for this unforgettable outback adventure through the spectacular Arnhem Land! Along the way, stop at the famous Oenpelli, Injalak Arts and Crafts centre for a thorough insight into the ancient cultural crafts and history of the region. During the early evening, arrive at your accommodation to set up camp and prepare dinner under the shimmering stars. Lunch and dinner provided.

  • DAY 2-5

    Spend the next four perfect days assisting with marine debris surveys on the beautiful Peninsula's looking over the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria. During the afternoon there is plenty of down- time to relax at camp and assist with cataloguing data on the marine debris collected during the morning. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

  • DAY 6

    On the journey back to Darwin, travel through the beautiful Arnhem Land. Along the way, stop at Ubirr, famous for its ancient and spectacular rock art. Travel time is approximately 8 hours in 4WD (forward facing, air conditioned comfort). Expected arrival time into Darwin city or airport is 6.00pm. Breakfast and lunch provided.

  • Highlights

    While admiring the stunning views, participants will walk along beaches in the Arnhem Land region to collect, catalogue and dispose of marine debris. The data is sent to WWF Australia and used to determine the source of pollution and aid pollution reduction. Fishing nets, bottles, plastic bags and other waste carried by the ocean currents is deposited on the Arnhem Land Coast. The visual pollution caused by marine debris, and the harm that some debris has on marine life, is a significant issue for Australia.

  • Inclusions

    - Experienced guide - Camping accommodation - All Meals - Return transfer from Darwin - Supervised volunteering activities

  • Not Included

    - Travel to Darwin departure points - Beverages - Travel insurance

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