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Advice needed for study trip to Kakadu National Park Darwin

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1. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 10y

Hi Guys,

I need some help/info/input on the above.As a media consultant to the UNDP-GEF Funded Project on Peat Swamp Forest Conservation in Malaysia, I am organising a study tour for a group of 8 people who are members of the Managament Core Planning Team of the Project's demo site in the South east Pahang peat swamp forest complex (mainland Malaysia). They comprise senior foresters,researchers, and policy makers. My original plan was Xuan Thuy national park near Hanoi, but I feel Kakadu has more to offer as I have done backpacking to the area before some four years ago.

I am planning for a 6 day trip, of which 3 nights will be in the park (Jabiru where the eriss research base is located). The remaining days will be in Darwin

Site visits will include wetland areas, community based ecotourism sites, and a visit to the National Centre for Tropical Wetland Research for briefing/lecture on wetland inventory and classification, utilisation of wetland resources (including indigenous use), management issues and management planning in tropical wetlands, ecological characterisation of wetlands, wetland monitoring and risk assessment.

The trip is scheduled for Feb or early March. We will fly ex-Singapore.I am looking at a package of sort on arrival in Darwin.

I am in for suggestions, advice, etc. Appreciate your help.



[ Edit: Edited at Nov 18, 2006 6:53 AM by danalasta ]

2. Posted by pi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I'd have a look on wilderness 4WD adventures, I did a tour with them and was very happy with it! It's more 'bush' and a bit less convenient than other operators, but you see the best spots and get closest to the park.
Cheers Lucas

3. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 10y

Hi Lucas,

Thank you for the info. As I have stated, I need to treat it as a study trip, and the wetlands are the focus. Which is why I have to include a proper briefing by experts in the field.

Thanks anyway. Still hoping...