Special Places in Nature
• Meet the local wildlife and the characters who care for them
• Hand feed a croc or chill out with a koala on the beach
• Explore five different landscapes in one day
• Swim with the spectacular marine life and see the world renown Great Barrier Reef
Blessed with an abundance of wildlife, five different landscapes within an hour’s drive from the city, and a team of people who have devoted their lives to caring for both, Townsville North Queensland provides the ultimate base for a face to face natural encounter. Interact with Australia’s cutest creatures and immerse yourself in a tropical rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and experience the rich culture and history of the Aboriginal people.
Rainforest & Reef Wildlife
Size: 1 – 50
Duration: 4 – 5 days
Timing: Year Round
Day 1: Upon arrival at Townsville transfer by coach to Mungalla Station where you can share a unique experience immersing yourself in the culture and history of the local Aboriginal people. Keep an eye open for wildlife sightings travelling through lush rainforest en-route to Hidden Valley while the local guide amazes you with stories of the land. On arrival settle into your room for a privately hosted dinner with the property owners.
Day 2: Awake to the peaceful bush surrounds and enjoy breakfast at Hidden Valley Cabins before spending a full day exploring the Southern Hemisphere’s highest sheer drop waterfall. At over 300m, Wallaman Falls is a must see natural wonder. Join your Hidden Valley Cabins hosts on an adventure through the dry sclerophyll scrub and see Australia’s cutest and, in some cases, rare nocturnal animals including gliders, numerous possums, night spiders, Rufous Bettongs, night birds, owls, the elusive platypus and much much more.
Day 3: Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef HQ Aquarium will open your eyes to an amazing world filled with thousands of charismatic marine creatures. You will also visit the renowned turtle hospital. Dinner tonight will be at Reef HQ with shimmering tropical fish, eerie predators and stunning live coral reef galleries as a backdrop.
Day 4: Today you will actively participate in citizen science and contribute to the long term health and monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. The scene is set for a full day diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 5: Depart Townsville