SCIENCE FOR WILDLIFE
Koala conservation & exclusive experiences
Southern Crossings are passionate supporters and the exclusive travel partners of Science for Wildlife, a leading not-for-profit wildlife conservation organisation in Australia’s Blue Mountains.
Home to the most genetically diverse populations of koalas in the country, the Greater Blue Mountains World heritage wilderness is a critically important area for this most iconic species which has now been listed as ‘endangered’ across Australia’s eastern states. Heavily impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires, Koalas now also face the long-term challenge of climate change and need our help.
Leading not-for-profit, Science for Wildlife creates and shares scientific knowledge to empower meaningful native wildlife conservation. Building working partnerships between researchers, land managers, community groups and volunteers, Science for Wildlife inspires, informs and invites participation in conservation.
Southern Crossings are proud to support Science for Wildlife, partnering with them to also provide travellers with the opportunity to contribute to and participate in their important research and conservation efforts.
Each Southern Crossings booking includes a donation to Science for Wildlife and Southern Crossings travellers also have the privileged opportunity to enjoy a hands-on ethical wildlife encounter with Science for Wildlife researchers in the Blue Mountains, exclusively available through Southern Crossings.
Click here to learn more about Science for Wildlife, the important work they do and how you can help further.
Enjoy a privileged and personalised wildlife conservation experience with Southern Crossings and Science for Wildlife in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Hike alongside one of Australia’s most knowledgeable wildlife research scientists in the spectacular Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness area to enjoy a privileged and personalised conservation experience like no other. Contribute to, and assist with, the important bushfire recovery koala research being conducted by one of Australia’s leading wildlife conservation organisations in a private touring experience that is tailored to your interests and fitness levels.
Travelling far from the well-trodden tourist trails, this exclusive and authentic conservation experience is available only through Southern Crossings, and combines perfectly as a transfer touring option between Sydney and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.
A personalised introduction to Science for Wildlife's approach to conservation, the local koalas' habitats and habits and innovative koala tracking techniques in a secluded and scenic Blue Mountains setting, Aussie bush-style morning tea followed by an expert-ecologist guided hike to participate in practical tracking and research of local koala populations, gourmet lunch, private touring and transfers throughout. Participation in this private full-day touring experience also includes a meaningful contribution to Science for Wildlife's conservation initiatives.
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