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This information is taken from the following website

http://www.realgap.co.uk/Australia-Wildlife-Sanctuary-Volunteers-Adelaide

Tripcode:Edit

OZWS

Overview:Edit

This project will give you a unique opportunity to work with Australia’s native mammals and birds and to experience the Australian bush. The wildlife sanctuary, located 30 minutes from Adelaide, allows the animals to roam free in a protected habitat.

Location:Edit

Adelaide Hills about 30 minutes from Adelaide city

Duration & Price:Edit

from £799. Full price listAustralia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 2 weeks £799
Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 3 weeks £1,149
Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 4 weeks £1,449
Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 6 weeks £2,149
Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 8 weeks £2,799

Deposit:Edit

£195 (balance due 12 wks before departure)

Accommodation:Edit

included (whilst at sanctuary)

Meals:Edit

included (whilst at sanctuary)

Dates:Edit

The first Thursday of each month.

Info Pack:Edit

Australia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers Adelaide Pack[1]

Volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in Australia on your gap year will provide you with the unique opportunity to learn all about the fascinating Australian wildlife. The focus at the sanctuary is wildlife and habitat conservation and by volunteering through Real Gap, you will be working on on-going, essential projects.

Your work will have long-terms benefits to the wildlife, habitats and environment.

To get you started on your Australia gap trip, you will receive an arrival package in Adelaide. This includes a transfer from the airport to a city-based hostel, a city sights day tour and two nights dorm accommodation. On the Saturday, you will then catch a bus to nearby Stirling, where you will be met and taken to the wildlife sanctuary.

Volunteer RoleEdit

During the week your role will be varied. Tasks that you may assist with can include:

  • Sanctuary Maintenance
  • Grounds and weed control
  • Landscaping i.e. paths, fences, waterways restoration
  • Mulching and pruning
  • Planting trees
  • Fence walk
  • Boardwalk
  • Splitting timber
  • Maintenance i.e. school, cabin area and car park
  • Track and trail maintenance
  • Feral- proof fence maintenance
  • Animal handling and feeding
  • Assist with Animal Show
  • Handling of animal species i.e. reptiles, including snakes
  • Assist in animal trapping
  • Animal care and feeding
  • Participate in Guided Night Walks, including observations of Platypus
  • Monitor feed stations

You will have weekends off with the opportunity to travel back into Adelaide for some relaxation!

What’s Included in the ProgrammeEdit

  • Airport Transfer
  • Two nights dorm accommodation in Adelaide
  • Volunteer project
  • Food and accommodation when volunteering
  • Certificate of achievement on completion of stay

What’s Not Included in the ProgrammeEdit

  • All flights
  • Transport from Adelaide to Stirling
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Extra activities, excursions and transport during free time

Prices and DurationsEdit

Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 2 weeks £799
Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 3 weeks £1,149
Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 4 weeks £1,449
Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 6 weeks £2,149
Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Adelaide - 8 weeks £2,799

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