Yourka Family Camp, Qld

Last updated 20 Jun 2017 
by Katrina Blake

Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 September 2016.

The Hales family will be your hosts at Yourka Reserve.
The Hales family will be your hosts at Yourka Reserve.
This trip is ideal for families with children as Reserve Managers Paul and Leanne Hales have lived and worked in the bush with their children Beth (10 years) Macey (8 years) and Seeley (6 years) for the past 10 years.

Yourka Reserve, 130km west of Cairns, is a stunning property with lots of interesting things to do and see for all age groups. At around 43,500 hectares, it protects a vast range of different ecosystems; in fact it's recognised as one of Australia’s biodiversity ‘hot spots’.

Sunday Creek on Yourka Reserve. Photo Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
Sunday Creek on Yourka Reserve. Photo Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
Camp under big bright skies, wake to a dawn chorus of bird calls, picnic and swim at a gorge with milky blue water, spotlight for those tricky nocturnal animals, try your hand at pitfall trapping or working out those strange footprints in the sand.

And if that's not enough, we can climb to a lookout to spy across the country or go snorkelling or canoeing at Cameron Creek.

The pristine waters of Cameron Creek on Yourka Reserve. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
The pristine waters of Cameron Creek on Yourka Reserve. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
Details

Cost

Price: $330 (inc GST) per person. Children under 18yrs free. Prices are based on covering our costs to plan, prepare and run the visit. This ensures donations made for conservation aren't subsidising tours.

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Bookings

This tour has now closed and completed. Contact Katrina Blake on (03) 8610 9124 or kblake@bushheritage.org.au to enquire about future tours.

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