from $1037.00

Penguin Protection and Coastal Conservation

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5 days

This exciting tour provides meaningful travel experiences combining penguin conservation with exploration of the spectacular surroundings. You will come in close contact with Australia's beautiful natural areas and wildlife, while helping ensure its future preservation. This is a top quality, small group ecotour experience. You'll really connect with the locals and take home lasting memories.
  • Day 1

    Depart Melbourne along one of the world's most famous drives along the Great Ocean Road. You'll barely manage to peel your face from the bus window as you pass countless spectacular sites right from the bus seat! Spend the rest of the day assisting with local conservation projects alongside your experienced Conservation Voluntees leader. In the late afternoon, arrive at the accommodation base nestled in the Otway National Park. Lunch and dinner provided today.

  • Day 2

    Start the day contributing to local conservation projects in the Southern Otway Ranges. In the afternoon, visit the famous Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge for some of Australia's most breathtaking coastal views! Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

  • Day 3

    Depart Great Ocean Road for the inland journey to Phillip Island. Along the way stop for lunch before arriving at the Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island. Enjoy close encounters with Koalas and exploring early settlers¿ heritage. In the evening experience the Penguin Parade - Penguins Plus. This tour is held at an exclusive boardwalk area and includes the use of MP4 player audio guided tours. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

  • Day 4

    Spend the day assisting Phillip Island Nature Park rangers with volunteering activities to help protect the local penguin population and habitat. Activities vary depending on the time of year and may include tree planting, habitat restoration, seed collection and weed control. After a rewarding day, return to your accommodation for a relaxing dinner and free time. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

  • Day 5

    Spend your final day at Phillip Island assisting rangers with penguin protection conservation activities. The expected return time to Melbourne is 5.30pm. Breakfast and lunch included today.

  • Inclusions

    - Experience guide and ranger - Accommodation - Meals - Return transfers from Melbourne - Penguin parade Penguin experience - Admission into Koala Conservation centre and Churchill Island - Supervised volunteering activities

  • Not Included

    - Travel to Melbourne departure points - Beverages - Travel insurance

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