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Cape York Turtle Expedition

The Ultimate Sea Turtle Conservation Program

This incredible sea turtle conservation program takes place on Cape York Peninsula. Cape York Peninsula is a beloved destination for Rustic Pathways. Our business started 36 years ago running 4WD programs in this part of the country! In recent years, our programs have ventured deep into remote areas of the Cape. On the western side of the Cape, fishing nets drift ashore from the Gulf of Carpentaria. Nets kill marine life, get buried in the sand and destroy significant turtle nesting grounds. This service expedition takes students to the remote beaches near Weipa and helps protect turtle habitats. You will be supporting a grass-roots project to clean the beaches and record data that will assist in the management of the region. You will also be working alongside Indigenous Rangers to learn about Indigenous cultural heritage. Get ready for an amazing journey!