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
The tour leaders gave us so much information about New Zealand as we travelled. They were so knowledgeable about the animals and plants, it was fantastic.
I loved this holiday - my first with Naturetrek. The itinerary was ideal for me. I was so attracted by it on your website last November that I booked it immediately. I liked the concept of covering areas included by other operators, while visiting less known scenic, wildlife areas. I particularly wanted to visit Stewart Island, and Tiritiri Matangi was a bonus. The boat trips and the night and early morning walks were highlights. The three leaders were exceptionally knowledgeable, energetic, enthusiastic and good communicators, and made the holiday a wonderful learning experience; ideal for a first visit to New Zealand. All of my previous group holidays have been walking holidays, but this experience has inspired me to convert, at least partially, to wildlife holidays. Many thanks for a memorable holiday.
Our tour leaders made a great team, their knowledge supplementing one another's. They were charming and friendly and always helpful when asked. Some of the best leaders I have travelled with; and this is doubly important when the trip is a long one, as this was.