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Group Size: Maximum 10
Trip code: AUWV
Duration: 4-8 weeks
Have the ultimate wildlife experience in Australia and become a wildlife volunteer Down Under! If you are a wildlife-lover this volunteer programme offers the ideal opportunity to get hands-on helping out in the care of wildlife at a unique Australian Wildlife Park. Help with feeding and Park maintenance at this amazing Wildlife Park, set in stunning scenery in Port Douglas. The Park has recreated Australia’s natural habitat, such as rainforests and wetlands, for a fully interactive and immersive wildlife experience. The Park is home to native Aussie species such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas, and also has some unusual residents such as exotic birds, rare reptiles, crocodiles and rare, tiny Tree Kangaroos. There is also an onsite rehabilitation centre for injured or orphaned animals. Become part of the team and work with wonderful wildlife on this brilliant volunteering experience!
Please note: As this is such a popular programme you should book your volunteer place as early as possible, as there can often be a waiting list for volunteer opportunities at the Park.
Become a wildlife volunteer at an amazing Wildlife Park in Australia for an unforgettable wildlife adventure in Oz!
Your Volunteer Role
This programme runs for either 4, 6 or 8 weeks and you will get involved on a daily basis with the care of the wildlife at the Park. Volunteering begins on a Tuesday, and you should arrive in Cairns on the Monday where you will spend one included night in a hostel before being transferred to Port Douglas.
On arrival at the Wildlife Park you will receive a volunteering orientation before your volunteer role begins. Volunteers will help out 5 days a week, and will work for around 7-8 hours per day, with regular hours being 7.30am-2.30pm.
Regular volunteer duties include:
As a volunteer, you may also get the chance to get involved in other duties around the Park, and these may include:
You will also have plenty of free time in which to explore the amazing Port Douglas area on the days you are not volunteering.
About the Wildlife Park
The Wildlife Park is situated in an area of natural beauty, along the Queensland coast in Port Douglas, around 45 minutes from Cairns. The wildlife at the Park are wonderfully cared for in captivity, but this is no ordinary zoo experience! The Park is made up of areas of natural wildlife habitat, including grassland, wetland and rainforest habitats, and for its many visitors, the park offers a unique immersive experience, with an open and interactive environment allowing volunteers and visitors to mingle with the wildlife in a natural setting. Boardwalks run through areas of amazing flora and fauna, and birds fly around freely in this lush, tropical landscape.
Wildlife at the Park
A whole range of wonderful native Australian wildlife have made their home at the Wildlife Park, including kangaroos and wallabies, including the rare and tiny tree kangaroo known as Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo. This Wildlife Park is one of only two in the world where you can see this elusive creature! Other animals includes koalas, crocodiles, the unusual Boyd's Rainforest Dragon, the Spotted Tail Quoll, the Southern Cassowary, the Papuan Frogmouth, the Jabiru Stork, Parrots and Rainbow Lorikeets.
At the end of your programme you will have two inclusive nights at a Cairns hostel so you can relax and make the most of exploring all the exciting activities on offer in Cairns.
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