Adventure Tags: Rainforest
Delight in a tropical Australia that most visitors will never experience. This trip offers a learn by doing focus when you work and learn side-by-side with Australian students, conservationists, and scientists attempting to create awareness of, and rehabilitate, the region’s precious natural places. Meet iconic animals of Australia such as koalas, kookaburras and kangaroos – and help protect the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Learn more about the traditions of the indigenous Yidinji people and fashion your own didgeridoo to take home. True Aussie culture comes alive when you stay overnight with local families, work in a garden patch with Aussie students, and hear the stories of the Dreamtime from our aboriginal friends.
Cairns, Australia is blessed with a superb location between lush rainforest, classic outback and the Great Barrier Reef. On this active adventure you’ll sample two UNESCO World Heritage areas and some of the oldest rainforest on the planet. With an emphasis on viewing wildlife, this journey will also give you a glimpse of near-extinct finches, kangaroos from the basket of a hot air balloon, and a rainbow of reef fish, turtles, giant clams and coral gardens. Combined with aboriginal culture, unique eco-lodges, and an expert guide, this adventure captures the essence of wild Australia.