Eastern Grey Kangaroos at Chinchilla, QLD

Outback Conservation – Ironbark Station

Destination Conservation Experience Overview

Help protect and create habitat for threatened Australian wildlife.

The Ironbark Station at Blackbutt is a 1400 hectare property located 170km north West of Brisbane. In 1994 the property was purchased for conservation by Steve Irwin (Crikey!) and Australia Zoo. Ironbark is a designated wildlife sanctuary with a rehabilitation facility and a full-time wildlife rehabilitator for injured and orphaned iconic Australian macropods – kangaroos, wallabies, bettongs, pademelons and potoroos, and other wildlife including possums, gliders, cockatoos and birds of prey. So far over 44,000 trees have been planted and future plans are in place to continue habitat restoration, further expand sanctuary facilities and re-introduce critically endangered local species into the landscape.

Volunteers will get an authentic Australian experience by camping on site in the bush. Join us for this off the beaten track adventure and experience the magic of the Australian bush while making a meaningful contribution to wildlife conservation!

Experience Highlights

  • Carry on Steve Irwin’s legacy by helping to rehabilitate a property that was purchased by the Crocodile hunter himself!
  • Close encounters with native Australian wildlife at the sanctuary on site
  • Night time spotlighting to find wildlife including kangaroos, gliders, possums and wallabies
  • Stargazing and traditional Aussie camp cook up
  • Visit to the world famous Bunya Mountains National Park

Experience Details

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departs: Brisbane
Meeting Location: 8.00am, CVA Office at 333 Bennetts Road, Norman Park, Brisbane
Return time: 4 pm Brisbane City
Price: $995 per person

2019 Experience Dates

  • Monday 30th September to Friday 04th October – Book Now
  • Monday 28th October to Friday 01st November – Book Now
  • Monday 25th to Friday 29th November – Book Now


Outback – Blackbutt DCE Brochure
Outback – Blackbutt DCE Itinerary