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AN INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE RESEARCH ON THE STEVE IRWIN WILDLIFE RESERVE 2020


Ages: 18+ Length: 6 days Cost: $2,990.00

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! On this expedition, you will join Steve Irwin’s personally-trained croc team on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, a pristine 335,000-acre conservation property located on Queensland’s remote Cape York Peninsula. On the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, you will be involved with Australia Zoo’s croc research trip, the longest and most comprehensive crocodilian research project on the planet. Watch as our team of experts conduct this world-renowned crocodile research, unlocking secrets regarding diet, movement patterns, nesting behaviours 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, crossing the breathtaking 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...you just have to look up on your first night to see why!

Day 2 - 5

Each morning we check the crocodile traps strategically placed along the river...fingers crossed there will be plenty of croc action! You will be able to assist 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 around camp, spotlighting for wildlife, hiking around a number of the reserve’s picturesque ecosystems, downloading updates on the tagged crocodiles or listening to a lecture hosted by one of our visiting scientists. The reserve is truly wild, and so are the crocodiles, which means we may not catch crocodiles every day. In the event we have a croc-free day, our knowledgeable rangers are more than happy to explore more of the reserve with you.

Day 6

Check out time is dependent on the tide and depth of the river. You will be transported from the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve to Weipa Airport, along with some incredible stories to share with your loved ones.

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.