Ages: 18+ Length: 7 days Cost: $1,995.00

Head to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve for the photography trip of a lifetime! In this expedition, you will spend a week travelling to different spots around the pristine sanctuary searching for the perfect landscape or wildlife shots. New to the world of photography? Don't worry, Australia Zoo Photographer and Nat Geo Explorer, Kate Berry, will be there to guide you with your new found passion! You’ll also be led by Australia Zoo staff and rangers, who will point out the wonders of the reserve and make sure you get the best experience possible!

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 just have to look up on your first night to see why!

Day 2 - 6

The action begins! Each day you will depart with Kate and the Ranger Team to explore the reserve and search for that perfect shot! In addition to photography, time will be spent relaxing around camp, editing photos, spotlighting for wildlife, hiking around a number of the reserve’s picturesque ecosystems, or listening to a lecture hosted by one of the reserve’s visiting scientists. Each day, a small group of expeditioners will head out onto the Wenlock River to conduct a crocodile research survey to determine which of the 191 tracked crocodiles are where on the river, it’s also the perfect chance to get some great shots along the way!

Day 7

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.