Noosa National Park

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Noosa National park, located 2 hours from Brisbane, features the beautiful and iconic mixture of beach and forest. It protects beautiful stands of eucalypt forest, woodland, melaleuca wetland, colourful wallum heathland, and pockets of dense vine-strewn forest. Noosa provides the opportunity to spot local wildlife from koalas and kangaroos to whales and dolphins, bushwalk through pandanus palms, and the opportunity to learn more about Kabi Kabi people, the traditional owners of this area.

Duration: Full day

Activities: hiking, surfing, mangrove walks, lunch at Betty's Burgers.

Essential items to bring: wallet, hat, sunscreen, water (at least 1L), sturdy shoes, warm clothes suitable for walking. We also recommend bringing insect repellent, a camera, and rain jacket.

 

Springbrook National Park

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Located 100 km south of Brisbane, Springbrook National Park holds lush rainforests, impressive views and lookout points, and spectacular waterfalls that flow into the coolest swimming holes.

Duration: Full day

Activities: hiking, bird-watching.

Essential items to bring: hat, sunscreen, water (at least 1L), sturdy shoes, warm clothes suitable for walking. We also recommend bringing insect repellent, a camera, and rain jacket.

 

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Only 12 km from Brisbane, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the perfect place to meet the amazing native Australian wildlife: cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, admire the beautiful Australian birdlife such as cockatoos, the great emu, lorikeets, kookaburras and much more!

Duration: Half day

Activities: animal shows, kangaroo feeding, photo opportunity with a koala.

Essential items to bring: camera, wallet. 

 

Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre

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Housing a diverse range of native wildlife, the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre offers valuable hands-on access to learn and develop next-generation wildlife management and conservation techniques.

Duration: Full day

Essential items to bring: hat, sunscreen, water (at least 1L), sturdy shoes, and camera.

 

Australia Zoo

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Located an hour north of Brisbbane, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo is a team of passionate conservationists working around-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other.

Duration: Full day

Essential items to bring: hat, sunscreen, camera, and wallet.

 

 

Co-hosted by

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Sponsors

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Turner Family Foundation

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the nature conservancy

Prizes courtesy of

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Location

The University of Queensland St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

www.uq.edu.au