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Australia

Experience the wonders of Down Under and make a positive impact to Australia's varied ecosystems with a variety of incredible projects spread across the continent. From the rainforest, to the desert, ISV projects help protect a range of habitats and the unique animals that live there.

Australia programs are unavailable for 2017.

The ISV Australia Experience

Discover an enormous variety of landscapes, environments and animals as you work to make a difference Down Under.
AVAILABLE MAY TO SEPTEMBER SEASON ONLY 

Australia abounds with famous cosmopolitan cities, magnificent beaches, untouched rainforests, unique wildlife and the one-of-a-kind beauty of World Heritage sites including the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island and the Blue Mountains!

As a volunteer in Australia, your efforts will help to protect and restore the unique and fragile Australian landscapes which provide habitat for Australia's threatened flora and fauna. Adventure tour activities include snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, white water rafting the Tully River, visiting an Australian Wildlife Park, a full day tour exploring the coastal highlights of the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island, and a half day hike to the emerald waters of Lake Wabby, also on Fraser Island.

You may also wish to extend your adventure by travelling to the tropical islands of Fiji for a one-week optional excursion. Throughout your entire ISV journey, we will introduce you to the world famous dramatic scenery, unique wildlife and welcoming locals that are unique to Australia.

Volunteer Projects

First 2 weeks
Projects focus on habitat restoration and rehabilitation.

Volunteer Projects

  • Conserving natural sanctuaries for wildlife
  • Restoring and protecting habitat
  • Invasive species removal to protect native plants and animals
  • Track building and maintenance
  • Planting native species to protect Australian landscapes
  • Conducting scientific research for conservation management
  • Surveying and monitoring threatened species and ecosystems
  • Learning about sustainable development
  • Constructing eco-tourism facilities
  • Environmental education for community members

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Adventure Tour

Second 2 weeks
Explore Australia's beautiful east coast between Sydney and Cairns

Adventure Tour

  • SCUBA diving and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
  • White water rafting on the Tully River
  • Ocean rafting to the famous Whitehaven Beach*
  • Surfing in Byron Bay* and exploring Fraser Island
  • Rapeling down sandstone cliffs in the Blue Mountains*
  • Experience the Aussie night life of Sydney and Cairns
  • Visiting an Australian wildlife park
  • Sunset cruise in Sydney Harbor*
  • Visiting a traditional Aboriginal cultural center*

*Optional Activity Package (OAP) activities. For a full list of what’s in the OAP visit http://www.isvolunteers.org/destination/australia/optional-activity-package/australia-adventure-tours

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Fiji Excursion

Fiji Excursion Photo

Set sail on a journey of discovery through the jewels of the South Pacific!

After your stay in Australia, you'll have the opportunity to spend 7 nights/ 6 days in the beautiful tropical islands of Fiji! Relax and unwind after your amazing adventure as you enjoy this island paradise with warm pacific waters, rich vegetation and pristine coral reefs.

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