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A remote Top End eco-volunteering tour

Posted on 21 May, 2018 in Environment, Kakadu, Wildlife, Arnhem Land, Cobourg, Volunteering

We've teamed up with Conservation Volunteers Australia to offer a unique opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and environmentally diverse parts of the Top End while at the same time helping conserve these critically important regions through marine debris removal.

cobourg-marine-park-arnhem-landCome and help us keep the Cobourg Marine Park pristine 

Why you should spend your next holiday volunteering?

Ok, so it might sound a little crazy to spend your holiday pulling out weeds or picking up rubbish, but hear us out. Volunteering while on vacation is a great way to help alleviate social disadvantage and environmental pressures, all while you experience some of the most vulnerable and remote destinations in the world. So if the sound of a fly-and-flop trip makes you want to run for the hills, read on to hear why you should volunteer on your next holiday with our Northern Territory eco adventure.

Give back to the community you visit

Well-run and sustainable volunteer tours generally take place in communities where, sadly, the social disadvantage or environmental risk is great. This means you know that your contribution is needed and appreciated by the local people, who, in many cases, cannot do the work alone. So why not give back to these communities who so gladly share their culture and lands with you?

injalak-hill-rock-art-arnhem-landInjalak Hill rock art site in Arnhem Land 

Get an authentic cultural experience

Because you won’t be staying at a glitzy all-inclusive resort or frequenting glamourous nightspots on a volunteer tour, you’ll get a genuine experience of the destinations you’re visiting. As part of this five-day tour, you’ll have the chance to connect with the local Indigenous culture as you meet with artists at Injalak Art Centre in the Aboriginal community of Gunbalanya. You’ll also see 50,000 year-old rock art as you take an Aboriginal-guided tour of Injalak Hill. Plus, you can try your hand at fishing for mud crabs using traditional Aboriginal methods when you head to Garig Gunak Barlu National Park to assist with the marine debris removal project.

Escape the crowds

Because volunteer travelling experiences tend to take you to undeveloped, environmentally protected and remote destinations, you can get a sense of real isolation. After a long day of exploring the virtually uninhabited Cobourg Peninsula and contributing to the marine debris removal project, you’ll be able to kick back at the secluded Cobourg Coastal Camp as you take in a sunset over the Arafura Sea, knowing you won’t see another traveller for hundreds of kilometres. There’s no more exclusive a holiday experience than that.

pilot-whale-cobourg-marine-parkCobourg is home to a variety cetaceans and one of the NT's most important dugong populations 

See the sights as you make a difference

It’s not all work and no play on a volunteer holiday; there’s also time to take in the serenity of the destinations you visit. As part of this five-day eco tour itinerary to the Top End, you’ll get to take in the Northern Territory’s natural wonders, with cruises on crocodile-laden billabongs, bird watching across floodplains, and visits to waterfalls and swimming holes. Who said volunteer work wasn’t fun too?

Our five-day Top End eco safari in partnership with Naturewise Eco Escapes (operated by Conservation Volunteers Australia) gives you the opportunity to join us as we make a real difference to the environmental sustainability of the Cobourg Peninsula region. We’re passionate about conserving the environment, which is why we are helping to clear the beaches of Garig Gunak Barlu National Park of the plastic bottles, fishing nets and plastic bags that kill many thousands of native marine animals each year, including dolphins, turtles, dugongs and sea birds.

cobourg-marine-park-turtle-hatchingHelp protect these guys!

If you’re keen to help us make a difference, enquire or book today.