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Hands-on Volunteer Program

Hands-on Volunteer Program

Save the Orphan Elephants of Sumatra

29 April - 09 May 2018 (10 nights)
$2,350 (ex Denpasar)

Our 2018 ‘OrphanSumatran Elephant Program’ is led by Dr Claire Oelrichs (scientific leader) and directed by the Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) and The Alliance of Integrated Forest Conservation (ALERT).

  • Bond with elephants and mahouts at Way Kambas National Park
  • Observe elephant behaviour at play in pond and field
  • Help mahouts bathe, feed and walk elephants
  • Gardening, tree planting, painting and other improvement projects
  • Learn about the challenges villagers face from wild elephant herds
  • Learn how the national park keeps its villages and elephants safe
  • Enjoy full immersion in the Elephant Conservation Centre

The mission of interNATIONAL PARKtour’s volunteer programs is to help protect fragile and endangered species by working with grass roots conservation groups and in Australia. Through direct involvement and hands-on activities for , we engage with local communities to aid their programs.

Contact us on 1300 197 201 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to join our hands-on volunteer program.

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Issue 1 of our 2018 Walking Tour Brochure Released!

Issue 1 of our 2018 Walking Tour Brochure Released!

We are excited to share some new adventures in Issue 1 of our 2018 Walking Holiday Brochure. If you are on our postal list, you will be receiving a copy in the mail shortly.

In this current issue of our brochure we showcase our guests favourite walking holidays and some exciting new journeys. In Europe, we return to Southern Italy, Croatia/Slovenia, Northern Spain, Bulgaria and Norway.  New European destinations include Mallorca, Aegean Islands, England and an extended Portugal tour. In Australia we are excited to return to the Australian Alps and North Queensland’s Lava Tubes to Lawn Hill. We have introduced a slightly more challenging journey in our backyard of South East Queensland – Granite Belt to Mt Barney. In the Asia Pacific region, we travel to the beautiful Cook Islands and for the first time visit Japan’s lesser known Kyushu Island. In the Americas, we return to Atacama, Patagonia, Costa Rica and Guatemala. We are also pleased to be offering a new tour to Canada’s maritime province, Nova Scotia - Bay of Fundy to Cape Breton.

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Why Do You Need Domestic Travel Insurance?

Why Do You Need Domestic Travel Insurance?

Australians now understand the imperative of having a good quality travel insurance policy when travelling internationally.  You may wonder why you should invest in travel insurance if you are exploring your own country. Theoretically you are covered for emergency medical assistance and evacuation – one of the biggest travel insurance claims internationally. Cover varies between insurance companies and from top to basic policies, but here are five answers to the question, “why should I have domestic travel insurance”? 

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Lost in Mongolia - Tour Leader Anecdotes… Suzanne Noakes

Lost in Mongolia - Tour Leader Anecdotes… Suzanne Noakes

Lost in Mongolia appeals to Aussie’s – they relish the idea of roaming the steppe wilderness in the ‘footsteps of nomadic herders’ (without a fence in sight), learning about its rich cultural heritage, unique Buddhism/Shamanism religion and connecting with the legendary stories of Genghis (Ghinggis) Khan. 

I can testify to this having just returned from an adventurous trip to Mongolia with 11 intrepid IPT travellers – completing visits to Khustain Nuruu, Hogno Khan and Khan Kentii National Parks, Karakorum, Orkhon Valley along with Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in East Gobi.

Having finally washed the last of the Gobi desert dust out of my hair I wanted to share a few unique experiences of this inspiring journey through the cradle of the Mongol civilisation - some our group will probably not forget. This is not a trip for the "faint hearted" - but if you can forego some creature comforts then the rewards are there to be had.

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Issue 2 of our 2017/18 Walking Tour Brochure Released!

Issue 2 of our 2017/18 Walking Tour Brochure Released!

We are excited to share some new adventures in our 2017/18 walking holiday brochure (issue 2). If you are on our postal list, you will be receiving a copy in the mail shortly.

For the end of 2017, we have reintroduced Flinders Island, the Australian Alps and a spring departure of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. We also have new 2018 tours to Oman, Mallorca and the Greek Islands

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