Wildlife holidays in Australasia
Australia and New Zealand lead the world with their unbeatable cocktail of first class accommodation, fine wines and delicious food, magnificent scenery, uncrowded beaches, slick infrastructure and friendly hospitality. Australasia offers extraordinary wildlife in safe, peaceful surroundings, from parrots, pademelons and possums to whales and Koalas.
Our Australia specialist recommends..
"I’d recommend our ‘New Zealand’s Natural History’ tour for a superb overview of the country’s wildlife – we visit the North, South and Stewart Islands going in search of its rich variety of birds, flowers and cetaceans. If you’re on a budget try our bargain bird trip focusing on Western Australian endemics." - Maryanne Mills
What can I see?
Australasia may be isolated, but it is also sophisticated. This isolation has endowed a fascinating natural heritage and high degrees of endemism have developed. It is the continent’s unique flora and fauna which our tours focus on. Here are some of the highlights:
- Flora of south-western Australia – one of the world’s botanical hotspots
- Australia’s spectacular Northern Territory
- Mammals, birds & marine life of tropical Queensland & southern Australia
- Tasmania’s rugged wilderness
- New Zealand’s unique flora, spectacular landscapes & islands
- Papua New Guinea’s birds of paradise & tribal culture
What about whale watching?
There’s outstanding whale and dolphin watching in both Australia and New Zealand, from playful Dusky Dolphins to Humpback Whales.
Our tours visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree rainforest and Lamington National Park, as well as New Zealand’s magnificent Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound.
I may want to stay longer …
If you have family or friends in Australia and New Zealand, or want longer to enjoy the continent’s unique wildlife you may want to extend your stay. All our Australasia tours may be readily combined with your own private touring either before or afterwards.
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Australasia HOLIDAYS
Now that we're back in the UK again I'd just like to say a big big thank you for the arrangements that you made for us everything went very smoothly. The holiday more than fulfilled our expectations and we both want to go back again one day, once again many thanks
The special thing about this holiday for me was the mix of lowland terrain and mountain environment to see a great range of birds as well as variety of people from the warlike Highlanders to the 'stone age' people of Sepik. Karawari Lodge was wonderfully remote, in a hugely atmospheric area a million miles from 'civilisation' as we know it. Ambua Lodge was a superb base for spotting birds of paradise and many other birds, and provided a good insight into the way of life of the Highland peoples of PNG. In many ways the holiday was 'made' by Terry Reis with his constant good humour and positive outlook, his immense skills at locating birds and his dedication to the happiness of the group.
Attentive, knowledgeable, enthusiastic tour leaders with a great sense of humour!