Mapoon Beach is approximately 900km north of Cairns (about three-quarters of the way up to Cape York) and is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, just north of Weipa.
This area is full of diverse wildlife and amazing landscapes, giving you a magical experience of the Cape, and a rewarding feeling after rehabilitating this popular sea turtle nesting site through the annual beach clean-up. As a team, we will also sort through what we’ve picked up so we can divert items from landfill and contribute another year of data to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database!
We will depart from Cairns at 8 am, traveling to Coen where we will spend our first night on the road. There will be opportunities to pull the cameras out at some side-stops over the two-day drive before reaching our campsite which we will call home for the next five days.
Seats are limited so register early to secure your spot! Volunteers with their own 4WD vehicles are welcome to join our convoy, or can meet us on site, just let us know!
The camping area at Cullen Point, Mapoon will have toilets and cold showers. The mosquitoes and sandflies can be a bit full-on, so please pack suitable clothing to protect you from bites. We will set up the kitchen and prepare our meals together. Tangaroa Blue will provide all relevant equipment and will cater for the five days we’re camping out at Mapoon. All you need to bring is your personal and sleeping gear (tents, blankets, pillows, mattress, etc). Once you’ve registered more information will be provided.
Travel Cairns to Mapoon: 13th & 14th July 2019
Clean-up days: 15th to 19th July 2019
Travel Mapoon to Cairns: 20th & 21st July 2019
For more information and to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mapoon Beach Clean-up is funded by the Australian Government’s Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Grant.