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Wildlife holidays in Australia with Naturetrek
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Wildlife holidays in Australia

Tell me about 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.

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Our Australia 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." - Georgie Head


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Mangroves at dawnCairns BirdwingNaturetrek Group (Andrew Rest)Red-browed FinchGreat Barrier ReefGreat Barrier ReefEagle Ray (Brian W Jones)Bay Village swimming poolRed-capped ParrotWestern CorellasWestern Yellow RobinAustralian Pelicans at Alfred Cove, Perth (Peter Taylor)Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean RoadSplended Fairy WrenHumpback Whale fluke (Susan Jenkins)Koala (Janine Duffy)Hobart as seen from Mount WellingtonArthur Circus, Battery Point, Tasmania

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.

Australia is home to the unusual group of mammals called marsupials which include such extraordinary looking species as the Platypus, and the country holds more endemic birds (and bird families) than any other.

It has an outstanding flora.

Naturetrek tours to Australia

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

  • The fabulous flora of Western Australia (one of the worlds botanical hotspots)
  • The wildlife & wilderness of Tasmania – from possums to Pademelons
  • Birds, mammals & marine life of Queensland
  • A bargain tour to look for Western Australias endemic birds


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.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Ellen and Glen fulfilled 2 holiday ambitions: to see a Duck-billed Platypus and to see a Lyre bird. Magic!
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