Wildlife Holidays in Australia

With its first class cuisine, accommodation and fine wines Australia offers a comfortable and safe environment in which to take a holiday, and a tempting alternative to a chilly British winter.

Australia offers a wonderful variety of scenery and habitats: rich rainforests in tropical Queensland, temperate forests of south-western Australia and Tasmanias wilderness regions, lush forests of the Blue Mountains, arid deserts of the interior, warm tropical waters around the Great Barrier and Ningaloo Reefs, and the cold waters of the Southern Ocean.

For those preferring to travel during our summer months, the outback (Ayers Rock and the Olgas) and the north of Australia are at their best during this time of year.


Naturetrek Tours to Australia

Naturetreks selection of wildlife holidays and natural history tours to Australia includes:

Whats special about the wildlife?

Isolated from the rest of the world for 60 million years, Australia is home to a unique flora and fauna and an incredible number of endemic species. Some of these include a selection of monotremes, the world’s only egg-laying mammals, such as Duck-billed Platypus and Short-beaked Echidna as well as iconic marsupials including Koalas, Kangaroos and Wombats. Australia also hosts one of the world’s greatest spectacles of wildflowers which carpet the wheatbelts of south-Western Australia each austral Spring. Birds too are well represented, from the giant Southern Cassowaries to tiny Little Penguins and vibrant Gouldian Finches. Australia has so much to offer the true wildlife enthusiast and it’s a country that can be visited time and again.

Our Specialist Recommends

"It is hard to recommend only a few places to visit on this vast and beautiful continent but why not try a trip to Queensland on our ‘Australia - Queensland’ tour with highlights such as the Great Barrier Reef, rich birdlife and some unusual nocturnal mammals or alternatively try our holiday in Tasmania for a very different landscape and a range of unique and special wildlife."

Operations Manager - Georgie Head

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