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NEW!! Another 'Voluntour' Science Safari To Dirk Hartog Island!
October 2019 Dates TBA

NEW!! Another 'Voluntour' Science Safari To Dirk Hartog Island!

Calling all nature lovers!


NEW!! Another 'Voluntour' Science Safari To Dirk Hartog Island!

Great news! We are thrilled to be conducting our second Science Safari to wild & wonderful Dirk Hartog Island in October 2018 with our friends at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions (formerly DPaW).

We had originally thought that a second Science Safari to this remote destination with the Department’s highly professional team of scientists, researchers & conservationists wouldn’t be possible until 2019, but plans have changed & we’re ecstatic that we are now able to offer this unique interactive wildlife experience again later this year! We hope you are, too! If you missed out on last year’s DHI adventure, get your name down early for this one!

On this hands-on eco-experience, participants will have the opportunity to assist scientists and researchers to monitor the island’s fragile ecosystem and help restore it to its former glory. Activities will include trapping, processing, and recording a range of native animals that still populate the island and some which have been translocated to their new home. You’ll also have time to explore the island’s many attractions, go beachcombing or do a spot of fishing!

Situated in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area in northwestern WA, Dirk Hartog Island recently celebrated 400 years of European ‘discovery’. The island has since served as a sheep station, a base for fishermen and pearlers, a tourism attraction and a popular recreational fishing spot. Over the years, settlers and lighthouse keepers introduced goats, sheep and cats to the formerly pristine environment. Many of these animals have since become feral and eliminated ten species of native mammals and at least one bird species.

Our Science Safari will support a long-term project known as "Return to 1616" which is rehabilitating the State’s largest island and returning it to its former ecological condition by eliminating these feral pests and replacing them with indigenous species.

The tour will be led by Jeremy Perks & catered by our experienced Safari Hostess. It begins & ends at Hamelin Pool & we will have one base camp on the island. Partial proceeds will be donated to DBCA to support their important ongoing conservation and rehabilitation work on Dirk Hartog.

Self-drivers will travel in a small 'tag-along' convoy led by our expert guide; they will need a robust 4WD vehicle with two-way radio and either a roof-top tent, ground tent or robust off-road camper trailer to participate. Two passenger seats are also available in the escort vehicle (includes camping gear, catering & transport). Numbers are strictly limited.

Don’t miss out on this awesome back to nature experience & do your bit for the environment!


NEW!! Another 'Voluntour' Science Safari To Dirk Hartog Island!

  NEW!! Another 'Voluntour' Science Safari To Dirk Hartog Island!

Cost Book
Self-drivers $2250 per person + GST (barge fees at the special rate of approx $380 per vehicle are additional). TWO passenger seats available in escort vehicle at $3150 p.p. + GSTSorry - Fully Booked

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IF YOU PLAN TO HIRE A 4WD VEHICLE TO JOIN THIS TOUR, WE RECOMMEND TOTALLY CAMPERS! VISIT Totally Campers OR PHONE THEM ON (+61) 3 9017 4810. THEY OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF 4WD's & ARE ONE OF THE FEW HIRE COMPANIES TO INSURE THEIR VEHICLES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF-ROAD! FOR RED CARPET TREATMENT, TELL ESTER OR RENE THAT GLOBAL GYPSIES SENT YOU!
Other Notes:
Prices of "tag-along-tours" are based on clients driving their own 4WD vehicle - hire 4WD vehicles can be arranged at special rates. Prices do not include air fare, hotel accommodation, hire vehicles, fuel, alcoholic beverages or expenses of a personal nature. Please refer to Terms & Conditions before booking any Global Gypsies safari. Travel insurance is recommended on all tours.
Disclaimer:
A safari operated or coordinated by Global Gypsies or its agents or affiliates is a challenging adventure frequently operating in remote areas. While every care and precaution is taken, the company and its affiliates and agents are not liable for the sickness or injury of any participant or for any medical services that may be required. Participants recognise that 'tag-along-tours' are self-drive, self-sufficient overland experiences and Global Gypsies and its agents and affiliates do not accept responsibility for any vehicle damage or recovery. A non-refundable 10% deposit is required to confirm your place. Any legal conflict which may arise shall be resolved in the legal jurisdiction of WA in accordance with those laws. Please request a copy of our full Terms & Conditions before booking your safari. Travel insurance is recommended for all tours. Prices quoted are in Australian Dollars. The company does not book or sell airfares.

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