Book now and Save! Last spot available on our annual Cape York adventure. Departs Cairns 8 August.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience – a unique Cape York camping adventure, including the chance to make a difference, and work alongside local communities to protect their environment.
This 10-day eco adventure is based at one of Cape York’s iconic spots – Chilli Beach – a fabulous 7km coconut palm-fringed, white coral sand beach.
Cape York is one of the great wild places on earth! This 4WD camping safari provides the opportunity to explore some of the Cape’s vast wilderness areas. Enjoy the rich rewards of close encounters with unique wildlife in a widely biodiverse region, and catch glimpses of cultural landscapes interwoven with ancient Aboriginal traditions and European history.
Chilli Beach is located 790km north of Cairns, on the eastern side of Cape York just north of Lockhart River, within the stunning Kutini-Payumu (Iron Range) National Park. The national park is a refuge for a wide range of distinct, endemic species in the largest area of remaining lowland rainforest in Australia.
Join us on this annual pilgrimage and partnership with Tangaroa Blue, Queensland’s Parks and Wildlife Rangers, and the Lockhart River community. Explore the magic of the Cape’s spectacular landscapes, people and stories and make a real difference – spending a few days contributing to a deeply rewarding, hands-on marine debris clean-up project.
This eco tour gives you the opportunity to discover some of the Cape’s top sights and provides extended time at Chilli Beach.
No experience is necessary – all you need is adventurous heart!
Book our last seat on this annual trip and save $500.
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Departs: 8 August 2017
Price: Now $2400 AUD per person – a saving of $500
Tour inclusions as noted below
Did you know?
- Every year an estimated 7 billion tonnes of rubbish enters the world’s oceans as marine debris
- Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic marine debris in the ocean
- Plastic litter is one of the most common types of marine debris and can take up to 1,000 years to break down
By 2050 there will be more marine debris in the worlds oceans than fish. According to a recent report, worldwide use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years, and it is expected to double again in the next 20 years. By 2050, we’ll be making more than three times as much plastic than we did in 2014.
Our oceans are the source of life for many, including humans. The impact of these predictions is far reaching. Already marine debris causes injury and death to turtles, seabirds, sharks and many other marine species through drowning, injury through entanglement and internal injuries, or starvation following ingestion.
Where does the marine debris come from?
Eighty percent of the plastic debris comes from land. It washes out to sea from our beaches, streets and highways. It flows out through storm drains into streams and rivers. It flies away from landfills and into the stomachs of sea turtles and marine animals everywhere. Most of the debris are items we use on a daily basis. Plastic bags, bottles, balloons, degraded buoys, packaging materials, fishing nets/lines and food wrappers all contribute to the debris. While large plastics are a substantial pollutant, over time these plastics will break down into smaller, more toxic pieces.
Making a difference
To support the Lockhart Aboriginal Community and our marine wildlife this annual trip dedicates some time towards helping remove marine debris from the Cape York’s remote coastlines. This contribution is extremely valuable and something we could not do without your help. Activities are easy and involve walking along the beaches at Chilli Beach to remove debris and catalogue the source of the debris collected. By joining this eco tour you’ll experience this amazing remote country, meet the locals and have a truly rewarding and inspiring adventure.
Departs Cairns: 8-17 August 2017 – Book Now!
Cost $2900 AUD per person – Last Seat Special $2,400 Save $500!