Koala Recovery Experience 9-11 July
July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. Please see next available date in August
Koalas all over Australia have been affected by bushfires. To ensure they have a future, many trees need to be planted.
Join us on this very special Koala Tree Planting and recovery experience over 3 days.
By participating in the Koala Recovery Experience you will:
- plant targeted koala trees in the places koalas need them most, and
- help fund the planting of koala trees, and
- engage with local landowners, community members and help educate others about the importance of koalas.
In addition, 100% of profits made from this experience will be donated to Koala Clancy Foundation to continue tree planting.
Koala Recovery Experience is operated by Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours in partnership with Koala Clancy Foundation.
Prices: $1620 per person for 3 day tour.
Leader/Guide: your guide will be an experienced Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher.
Includes: wildlife guidance throughout, air conditioned transport to and from Melbourne city. Gloves and gumboots (rubber boots) are available for participants (gumboots only if weather is wet). Meals & accommodation as below:
3 day experience: includes 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 2 nights accommodation
Accommodation: Little River B&B: double share, with ensuite bathrooms, in heritage-listed property near the planting sites.
Depart Melbourne city accommodation. Travel about an hour west to our tree planting site near the You Yangs Ranges.
Our tree planting sites are usually along rivers, creeks and near waterholes on farms on the Western Plains. The morning is spent planting koala trees in these high-quality, fertile sites, often in the company of the landowner, local community members and Koala Clancy Foundation volunteers and staff. Holes are pre-dug to make tree planting quick and easy.
Lunch is usually taken picnic-style either at the planting site or in nearby bushland. At this time participants can check in at the accommodation for a hot shower, if preferred.
The afternoon is spent on nature walks to visit the koalas that will benefit most from the tree planting. Other wildlife is frequently seen.
Dinner tonight is at the local hotel restaurant, next door to the accommodation.
Tree planting, weed removal, or other koala conservation work in the morning. This may include site preparation and assessment.
Lunch is at the local restaurant.
The afternoon is spent on nature walks learning about wild koalas.
Return to your accommodation.
Travel to the same, or different, tree planting site. Morning tree planting, as part of a big group of locals.
Lunch is picnic-style at the planting site or in nearby bushland.
The afternoon is spent on nature walks with wild kangaroos and emus. Birdlife is abundant.
Return to Melbourne around 4pm.