We’ve partnered with Australian Wildlife Journeys to bring you some of our favourite wildlife experiences in Australia. Australian Wildlife Journeys works together with like-minded operators to provide authentic and ethical experiences to view the country’s diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. With unique experiences including swimming with whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef, touring Kangaroo Island with a range of wildlife encounters, a remarkable houseboat cruise on the Murray River, and spotting crocodiles in the incredible Daintree Rainforest, Australian Wildlife Journeys offer unforgettable experiences!
Enjoy an unforgettable Whale Shark Swim experience with Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo, the region’s original eco-tourism operator. The whale shark is the largest of the shark family and the largest fish in the world at an average of 12 metres in length and is a harmless plankton eater. On this spectacular experience, small groups will head out to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Marine Park where marine biologists will give educational talks which will provide a fascinating insight into the rich biodiversity found in the area. Bottlenose and Australian Humpback Dolphins offer entertainment as you prepare to take to the waters for your swim with the spectacular whale shark.
Discover what makes this island so special on a two day Kangaroo Island in Style tour with Exceptional Kangaroo Island, an award winning tourism operator which has been providing wildlife encounters for over 30 years. Join a small group tour where guides will tell stories about wildlife through a series of conversation and exchanges, providing a personalised and exclusive experience. Explore this incredible island and the remarkable wildlife which calls this place home. Keep your eyes peeled for Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds. The Seal Bay Conservation Park is the perfect place to see the sea lions relaxing on the beach.
Experience an unforgettable three day Murray River Cruise with Murray River Trails, an eco-friendly family run tour operator committed to sharing the stories of this region’s wildlife, landscapes, history, culture, people and environmental challenges. Spend two nights on a unique houseboat, offering stunning views of the river from your bedroom, with all meals, select beverages and touring by experienced guides included. Be sure to scan the tree line for sightings of koalas and waterbirds as you cruise along the river. Enjoy guided walks where a range of wildlife can be spotted including the Wedge-tailed Eagles, kangaroos and migratory bee-eaters. Experience a driving tour on the outer floodplain where spectacular birdwatching can include thousands of ducks, black swans and their cygnets, Pied Stilts and Red-necked Avocets.
Enjoy a spectacular tour of the Daintree Rainforest with FNQ Nature Tours, offering small group, nature and wildlife tours in Far North Queensland. This tour will begin with a cruise along the beautiful Daintree River, the perfect opportunity to observe and photograph the region’s apex predator, the Saltwater Crocodile. Keep your eyes peeled for the additional range of diverse wildlife including the Boyd’s Forest Dragon, Ulysses butterfly, Spectacled flying-fox, White-lipped tree frog, Azure and the Wompoo fruit dove. After a meal at one of the region’s finest restaurants, embark on an interpretative guided nocturnal walk, which will reveal a different side of this rainforest and the chance to observe wildlife including the Daintree River Ringtail Possum, Northern Long-nosed Bandicoot and Northern Bettong.