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Come and join us on one of the best Outback wildlife experiences in Australia. Discover the animals and history of the Australian Outback at Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.
Track majestic wildlife and travel expansive red sand plains sprinkled with Kangaroos, Emus, and Pink Cockatoos. Your private nature tour is conducted by an experienced Wildlife Guide who reveals Mungo’s arid land, wildlife and ancient Aboriginal Heritage.
Walk in the shade of Desert Pines searching for brilliant parrots and sleepy lizards. Climb mighty sand dunes for expansive views over the desert. Experience the peace of the Australian Outback while staying in 4-star accommodation at remote Mungo Lodge beside Lake Mungo.
These tours include opportunities to help with the conservation of wildlife and in ensuring the natural environment that supports wildlife remains healthy. They also work tirelessly to improve human understanding of the impacts of climate change and other human-induced changes to our environment. Leading by example they aim to ensure that wildlife continues to thrive in Australia and elsewhere in the world. ‘Citizen science’ is playing a signifi ant role in helping scientists and others to understand the major changes that are occurring in the world and that work such as theirs is bringing about changes that help wildlife. This tour offers significant opportunities to experience and document wildlife in a near-pristine environment doing the following: Bird & wildlife surveys: for the entire trip, you are helping wildlife – your wildlife guide records all species seen and uploads this data to online atlases for wildlife conservation purposes. Vegetation evaluation: to assess the impact of reduced rainfall and higher temperatures on vegetation communities.
This is a special trip to Lake Mungo (in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area) and Hattah-Kulkyne National Parks as both display significant indicators of climate change. The arid-land lake systems of both parks have been subjected to the processes of climate change, not only by recent man-made changes but also in prehistoric times through planetary changes in temperatures. The primary purpose of this trip is to monitor and learn about the impacts of climate change on wildlife and vegetation. We’ll do this by searching out indicators of change and comparing the past with the present. You will be guided on this trip by one or more world-renowned wildlife guides who will help you understand nature while you enjoy your holiday. Conservation travel is all about making a difference by getting out into the bush and bringing about real change; it’s opening our minds to what we, as individuals, can do to bring about change in perceptions of some of the world’s biggest issues. By travelling into areas such as Mungo and Hattah-Kulkyne we can monitor change and, as citizen scientists, we can tell the world what we’ve seen and hopefully bring about change.
Arrival in Mildura and tour briefing
Make your own way fly or self-drive to your Mildura Accommodation. Check in at the hotel is available from 2pm. Your Guide will meet you at the hotel in the evening and will provide a trip briefing. Accommodation: Quality Hotel Mildura Grand (or similar)
Hattah Kulkyne National Park
The Murray River and Lake Mungo
Lake Mungo – Wildlife & Culture a 50,000 year journey
Lake Mungo – Wildlife & Culture
Return to civilisation and transfer onwards