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Wildlife holidays in Australasia with Naturetrek
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Australasia

Australia and New Zealand offer extraordinary wildlife in safe, peaceful surroundings. Our tours focus on this continents unique flora and fauna.

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

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Mangroves at dawnCairns BirdwingNaturetrek Group (Andrew Rest)Red-browed FinchGreat Ocean Road (Susan Jenkins)Common Dolphins (Susan Jenkins)Croajingolong bush walk (Janine Duffy)Sydney (Susan Jenkins)Mount Cook (Steve Wakeham)Paterson Inlet  (Mark Schofield)Taupo Craters (Steve Wakeham)Otago Peninsula (Steve Wakeham)Huli TribeShovel-billed KingfisherStar Mount ridgesPurple Swamphen

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.

What else?

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

Attentive, knowledgeable, enthusiastic tour leaders with a great sense of humour!
Carol is one of the best leaders we have had. Most energetic and full of bird knowledge. I especially loved the places we stopped - the complete opposite of the 'costa del anywhere' rooms you get in the big hotels.
This was a superb trip and so much of the success was due to your local agents and the local knowledge and organisation of Mark and Geoff, the 2 leaders. We saw so much and learnt so much about New Zealand in those 3 weeks…everyday highlighted something new.