Become a Nature Nomad at Yuraygir NP – 19-26 May

  • Do you love nature and camping?
  • Are you up for some light volunteering in a spectacular national park?
  • Would you like to learn from local rangers?
  • How about staying in a pretty coastal campground for free?
  • Surely you wouldn’t mind plenty of free time to go fishing, swimming or bushwalking?
  • And finally, are you available from 19 to 26 May 2014?

Then listen up, as this opportunity may be of interest to you:

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is looking for volunteers for its new Nature Nomads program at three Northern NSW national parks, including Yuraygir National Park, where the volunteers will be staying at Illaroo campground.

Volunteer at Yuraygir National Park in NPWS' new Nature Nomads programFor a holiday with a difference, why not combine your travels with an enriching volunteer experience?

Join the Nature Nomads volunteers in planting native coastal species around the campground and beach dunes at Illaroo.

Learn all about native plant propagation, how to prepare plants for re-vegetation and planting techniques, and enjoy a series of evening talks from local rangers.

It’s a great opportunity to get first-hand insight into the plants and wildlife in this colossal national park. Explore the Angophora Grove walking track and go fishing, swimming or snorkelling at one of the pristine stretches of beach.

Who is this for?

Adults aged 18 years and over may apply, and there is a maximum of 10 participants. You will be expected to participate in a maximum of 16 hours of volunteer activities during the week.

Illaroo campground has limited facilities, so this program will appeal to the self-sufficient traveller who wants to get away from it all (no showers, non-flush toilets).

Experience is not required – as long as you are able to bend, lift light items and walk short distances. You’ll need your own vehicle with comprehensive vehicle insurance.

The campground isn’t far from the general store at Minnie Water where you can stock up on supplies. The coastal town of Wooli is also only a short drive away.

What do you get?

  • Free camping at Illaroo campgroun in Yuraygir National Park if you become a Nature Nomads volunteerFree camping and vehicle entry for the week (19-26 May 2014)
  • Opportunities to learn new skills and meet new people
  • Free time to relax and explore the national park and neighbouring holiday villages
  • Exclusive walks, talks or tours from experienced rangers and experts

More information

For more information and to apply, please refer to the NPWS website pages about the Nature Nomads program and follow the links to obtain further details or to apply online.