Wild Top End
Australia’s tropical outback – The Top End – is a wild land where brolgas fly across the sunset, huge crocodiles laze on riverbanks and sandstone shimmers with the world’s oldest art.
But even here wildlife faces threats. Shorebirds (waders) fly to Australia’s Top End from Siberia and the Arctic, encountering disappearing habitats and shrinking food resources. Our conservation mission on this trip is to help protect them while they are in the Top End.. Feel the timeless peace of a landscape full of animals and very few people. Wake to the manic calls of flying-foxes and cockatoos, look out across a billabong filled with water-lilies, walk on rocks created 600 million years ago.. Get to know Kakadu and Mary River national parks including some of the lesser-known walks and rock-art sites. In Darwin, help us count shorebirds at regular roost and feeding sites. These long-distance world travellers are threatened by human disturbance, so our conservation mission is to help grow awareness amongst the community.