Environmental Education Tour for Family and Groups

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founded in 2011
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High­lights

With specialist guides and scientists heading up the trip, you can expect to come away from this experience with a wealth of knowledge about Tropical Northern Queensland
Enjoy a balance of nature, culture, thrilling activities and relaxation, ticking boxes for all family members
Experience the iconic Great Barrier Reef by catamaran and glass-bottom boat with many opportunities to snorkel the reef
Delve into the lush Daintree rainforest and have your breath taken away by the incredible views of rainforest meeting reef
Experience authentic Australian outback and traditional indigenous customs and culture
This eco-expedition is suitable for families or groups of 4 -10 participants who want a broad environmental educational tour of Tropical North Queensland This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 14+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Do you have a group of passionate volunteers ready to experience both the land and marine aspects of the Tropical North Queensland? This environmental education tour is perfect for families and groups of 4-10 participants who want to learn about the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Atherton Tablelands.

Day 0 – Check into your hotel and try to control your excitement for the next 5 day adventure ahead. Please note: Accommodation IS NOT included in this pricing - please email us for the hotel option)

Day 1 – On the first day you’ll embark a 35 metre catamaran for a snorkel on the largest living reef system in the world, the iconic Great Barrier Reef. With your very own marine biologist on board, expect to learn about the inquisitive marine species that live on the reef and colourful corals and how this biodiverse ecosystem interacts and functions. Enjoy a BBQ lunch with a wine and cheese platter to help take it all in.

Day 2 – You’ll find yourself in the ancient Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Cruise the scenic coastline by 4WD, spot crocodiles on a river cruise, journey through the National Park where you can recharge and refresh with traditional Australian ‘Billy Tea’, damper bread and natural fruity icecream. Don’t forget to stop and take in where the lush rainforest meets the reef. Enjoy swims, beach walks and listening to the natural chorus of the wildlife whilst learning about the complex and ancient rainforest.

Day 3 – Another day out at sea, you’ll take a ferry to the tropical Fitzroy Island and board a glass bottom boat tour. Look-out for sea turtles and other marine wildlife and enjoy yet another snorkel on the reef. Visit the turtle rehabilitation centre and learn about some of the threats that sea turtles face in the wild and how the volunteers working at the centre take care of the rehabilitated turtles. Go on a self-guided eco-walk to the Nudeys beach or take the summit track to see a 360 degree view on the Island.

Day 4 – Swap bathers for walking shoes and venture into the Australian Outback. On this adventure trail you can experience the indigenous culture of Australia and their traditional way of living for centuries in the rugged Australian terrain. Learn about Australian wildlife, go on a unique guided cave tour, visit the ‘Balancing Rock’ - a geological spectacle, lay eyes upon ancient Aboriginal rock art and visit the ruins of the Chilliagoe Smelter.

Day 5 – The adventure continues with a trek to Millaa Millaa lookout, take a dip in the refreshing waterfalls of Millaa Millaa. Enjoy a coffee and chocolate tasting and visit the outdoor historic museum. You have the unique opportunity to have a lunch break at the natural Platypus Centre, here you can see the Platypus interacting in their natural environment. The trip will conclude at the spectacular 500 year old Curtain Tree.

Please Note

The second instalment of your project fees is due within 1 week after you paid the deposit on Volunteer World. This is a total of $495 AUD and comes off your balance. The balance is due 90 days prior to travel. For all further information about the fees, please scroll down to the section "Program Fees“.

Typical day

Each day brings with it something new and different to experience on this eco-tour, however listed below are some standard inclusions and experiences that participants can enjoy:

  • Outdoor activities both on land and in water
  • Scientific and naturalist presentations
  • Impacts from climate change and effects of human interaction
  • Identification of marine and terrestrial flora and fauna
  • Snorkelling, swimming
  • Bushwalks
  • Indigenous history, art and culture
  • Marine and Terrestrial Ecology
  • Sustainability
  • Geology

Free-time activities

Prior to or before the eco-tour, there are endless possibilities to engage in other activities to get the most out of your Tropical North Queensland experience. Nothing is stopping you to spend an extra few days either side to sightsee within the local area.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 14 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills are required except for an interest in learning about the Tropical North of Queensland and a desire to want to protect the environment.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

*Children receive a 20% discount

What's included in this project?

  • Pre-departure support
  • Project Information Pack
  • 5 tours across 5 days
  • Breakfast & all lunches except one
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • 24-hour O2E emergency phone
  • Certificate of Participation, if requested
What's not included in this project?

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Dinners
  • Return transfers from the airport to Cairns
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Spending
  • Visas
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, morning tea, lunch (except one) and afternoon tea are included. Dinner is not provided however there are many cafes and restaurants in the town of Cairns to choose from.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Cairns Airport (CNS) in Cairns. We assist you to find cheap flights to Australia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Australia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Australia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Australia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This eco-tour includes 5 tours across 5 days and is available to start on every day of the week, all year round.

Fly to Cairns, Australia. From the airport, you can take an Uber or taxi to your accommodation. Please note: Accommodation IS NOT included in this pricing - please email us for the hotel option)


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 1 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$980
1 week (max. stay)
$980
Average fees
$980 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Environmental Education Tour for Family and Groups

This eco-expedition is suitable for families or groups of 4 -10 participants who want a broad environmental educational tour of Tropical North Queensland

$980/week

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