An Introduction to Wildlife Research on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve 2019

Ages: 18+ Length: 5 days Cost: $2,490.00

You will join Steve Irwin’s personally-trained team on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, a pristine 335,000 acre conservation property on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula. On the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, you will be involved with Australia Zoo’s croc research trip, a vital component in crocodilian research and conservation. This expedition gives you the amazing opportunity to join Steve’s crew on the largest and most successful croc research project in the world. Watch as our team of experts conduct this world-renowned crocodile research, unlocking secrets regarding diet, movement patterns and much more to aid in the conservation of these incredible apex predators.

Day 1

You will be picked up from Weipa Airport and transferred to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve by crossing the Wenlock River that borders the reserve. Upon arrival, you will be given a camp induction and have time to set up camp, we like to refer to Camp Coolibah as 5 Billion Star accommodation... Just look up on your first night and you’ll see why!

Day 2 - 4

Each morning we check the traps... Fingers crossed there will be plenty of croc action! You will be able to help the scientists, measure the animal, complete records and of course, get up close to the world’s largest living reptile! Afternoons will be spent relaxing, visiting a number of the reserves picturesque sites or listening to a lecture hosted by one of our scientists.

Day 5

Check out time is at 10am. You will be transported from the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve to Weipa Airport, along with some incredible stories.

No, there is no need to take antimalarial medication, just personal medication that you require.
There are both flushing toilets and hot showers at Camp Coolibah.
Flights are not included in the price of the expedition.
A moderate level of fitness is recommended, there is a lot of hiking required as a part of the trip.
  • Water bottles x 2
  • Sleeping bag / Bedding
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries and medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Torch / Headlamp
  • Clothing
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Backpack
  • Towel
  • Camera / Batteries

The cost of the expedition includes camping equipment, food, transport from the airport and around the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and Australia Zoo staff to ensure you get the best experience possible. Any remaining funds will help with wildlife research on the reserve.