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Norfolk Island Conservation (Departs Brisbane)

April 25 - May 2

From $1599

Our work on Norfolk Island is hands on. We will be working within Norfolk Island National Park, other reserves and on private conservation land. A large focus will be on bush-land restoration to improve habitat for over 55 threatened or endangered species, and up to 18 species of seabirds that breed within the Norfolk Island group. However, wildlife and habitat management can be a complex business and so at any time we might be helping out with feral animal control, doing research to improve our management, or simply brainstorming with local ecologists and land managers to find better ways of doing things.

You will be working alongside like-minded people, National Park rangers, local naturalist and scientists and Norfolk Islanders. Of course there will be plenty of time to enjoy the natural wonders of the islands; snorkeling in pristine ocean waters, bushwalking and bird-watching along National Park walking trails, exploring the World Heritage listed Kingston and Arthurs Vale ruins from the islands convict history, and of course enjoying the world renowned hospitality of Norfolk Islanders.

Highlights

  • A great chance to see the critically endangered Norfolk Green Parakeet and other endemic birds and plants.
  • Spectacular scenery, an opportunity to see 1000’s upon 1000’s of pirouetting seabirds at Cook’s Memorial lookout, walk through ancient rainforests and look out over the azure waters of the vast south-west Pacific Ocean.
  • Explore the island’s rich and well preserved history, visit the islands museums and research centre.
  • Work alongside and get to know the colourful locals on this remote pacific island, try getting your tongue around the local language; Norf’k, a combination of dialects including 18th century English and Tahitian

What’s Included
Your contribution covers flights and baggage with Air New Zealand, apartment accommodation, transport on the island, catering, all working equipment and lots of additional sight seeing, bird watching and good times. It’s all taken care of except for your lattes from the coffee shop and your beers at the leagues club.

Example Day
6.00am Bird walk in National Park
7.00am Breakfast
8.00am Daily briefing
8.15am Habitat Restoration Works
10.00am Morning Tea
10.30am Habitat Restoration Works
1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Guided Island Tour
5.00pm Free time (Explore / Relax)
7.00pm Dinner
Group meeting and discussion session

  • PASSPORT (Norfolk Island is an international flight)
  • 1 Bag/suitcase
  • 1 small Backpack for during the day
  • 1 or more long working trousers – to protect for scratches from plants, mosquito bites and the sun
  • 1 or more long sleeved work shirts – to protect from scratches from plants, mosquito bites and the sun
  • 1 or more shorts
  • Wet weather clothing – lightweight is preferable
  • Warm clothes – it can get cold at night. A fleece, wind stopper or sweater is ideal
  • 1 pair of walking boots, trainers or sneakers (strong soles)
  • 1 pair of CLOSED shoes with strong soles that can get wet. (sneakers or reef shoes made out of wetsuit material, available at stores such as K-Mart or BigW for approx $20, high ankles are best)
  • 1 pair of sandals, thongs or flip-flops
  • Swimmers – to wear in the ocean
  • Personal medication & toiletries. Sunscreen (highest protection factor) and insect repellent– preferable biodegradable
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat – wide brimmed for plenty of shade
  • Personal drink bottle – total minimum 2 litre!!
  • Bring plenty of casual clothing t-shirts, tops, shorts, socks, underwear and anything else you may need for the week

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Camera
  • Binoculars – optional to spot wildlife
  • Things for free time – book, deck of card, games, music

Book Now

Bookings for our Norfolk Island Projects are done in partnership with our friends at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre. This is due to the allocation of flights and accommodation being arranged through the Travel Centre.

Click here to continue your booking through the Norfolk Island Travel Centre.

If you have any questions about your booking you can contact Renee and she will help you through the process.

Enquire Now

  • We will contact you within 48 hours.

Fitness:  
Moderate habitat restoration around 4hrs a day, lots of optional 3 – 5km bush walks to enjoy.

Comfort:  
Accommodation at the Hibiscus Regal is very comfortable, has everything you expect to find in a inner city apartment.

Adventure:
Enjoying the view from the top of cliff lines, searching for a view of endangered species, or capturing the incredible view on camera, you’ll feel like your at the edge of the world, and you pretty much are!

Experience:  
Diverse and unique ecosystems, rich history and culture, friendly locals.

Ask us anything

  • We will contact you within 48 hours.

Reserve your spot

Bookings for our Norfolk Island Projects are done in partnership with our friends at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre. This is due to the allocation of flights and accommodation being arranged through the Travel Centre.

Click here to continue your booking through the Norfolk Island Travel Centre.

If you have any questions about your booking you can contact Renee and she will help you through the process.

Norfolk Island (3655ha) lies in the south-west Pacific 1400km Point Howe – Norfolk Island east of mainland Australia and 1500km south-west of Fiji. An external, self-governing territory of Australia, Norfolk has strong ecological affinities with New Zealand, but is also unique as it is one of the few islands founded on a seamount in the warm temperate zone. Norfolk has a bewildering range of endemic plants, animals and ecosystems, and indeed, is a global priority island for which biodiversity conservation efforts are recommended.

The Norfolk Island Group is a globally important biodiversity hotspot and has been designated as an ‘Important Bird Area’ by Birdlife International. The group is a breeding site for several 100,000 seabirds including the masked booby, grey ternlet, white tern, sooty tern, & wedge-tailed shearwater. Phillip Island supports one of the largest breeding populations of red-tailed tropic birds in Australia. Norfolk is also home to the endemic & endangered Norfolk Island Green Parakeet, & other endemic birds such as the Norfolk Island golden whistler & Norfolk Island scarlet robin.

Details

Start:
April 25
End:
May 2
Cost:
From $1599
Event Category:

Venue

Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island National Park Norfolk Island 2899 Australia + Google Map