Wild Australia

Why Australia?  Rainforest, Reef, vast deserts & Outback. Unique wildife.

There are so many options & permutations for Australian Wildlife Adventures that we have no set itineraries. Rather, we give you a taster of what's possible, and create a bespoke itinerary based on your particular interests... so contact us to tailor-make an adventure just for you.

Why an Australian Wildlife Adventure?

Incredible wildlife - home to unique & diverse wildlife. Mammals: kangaroo, wallaby, koala, echidna, wombat, platypus. Birds: emu, cassowary, kookaburra. Reptiles galore: monitor lizards, geckos, dragons, marine turtles.


The Great Barrier Reef & Ningaloo Reef - well known as home to the world's largest barrier reef. It is also home to the world's largest fringing reef, right off the west coast.


Tropical to temperate rainforests - tropical Daintree rainforest. Diverse forests continue south along the Great Diving Range.


The Outback - as vast as the continent. Diverse landscapes: Kakadu wetlands, Ayers Rock, the Kimberley region, Flinder's Ranges, and more.


Islands - tropical islands: Lizard Island, Orpheus Island, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island. Southern wildlife-rich Lord Howe Island & Kangaroo Island.


Options for your Adventure
Explore the outback, the temperate forests or the rainforest, go snorkelling or scuba diving on one of the reefs; enjoy a stroll or a hike in a national park, relax by the beach, or go scuba diving... it's your choice.
Below are some ideas. Contact us for specific recommendations just for you.

Outback, Rainforest & Reef - min 12 days
Want a highlight of Australia's diverse landscapes & habitats?
Head into the Outback for the quintessential Australian experience. There are many different options available, from Queensland's outback, to the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park or Ayer's Rock (Ulurru), to South Australia's Flinder's Ranges.

Your rainforest experience will take you to tropical north Queensland. The Daintree rainforest is World Heritage listed, and home to the unlikely cassowary, lots of frogs & lizards, as well as tree kangaroos. Finish off with a relaxing and luxurious Reef experience - head out to one of the many islands of the Great Barrier Reef; Lizard Island, Orpheus Island, and Bedarra Island, to name just a few.
Incl. accommodation, most meals at the lodges, selected activities.
From US$ 8,896 pp for 12 days.


The Remote West - Outback & Reef - min 8 days
Want to experience some of Australia's most remote regions?

Travel to Western Australia's Kimberley or Pilbarra Region, for a truely remote outback experience, and for some of the country's most incredible scenery. Stay at a luxury camp in Karijini National Park, or go on a cruise of the Kimberley coast.

To round out your experience, you will head to Exmouth to travel to the Cape Range National Park, which borders the world's biggest fringing reef - the Ningaloo Reef. You have a chance of snorkelling with turtles and lots of colourful reef fish by simply walking into the water from the beach.
Incl. accommodation, most meals, selected activities.
From US$ 6,995 pp for 8 days.





Scuba divers' paradise - min 12 days
Want to sample some of Australia's best dive sites?
Australia has an enormous coastline of over 25,000 square kilometres, and with it, some incredibly diverse marine ecosystems. It is also home to the world's largest barrier reef off the east coast (The Great Barrier Reef), and the world's largest fringing reef off the west coast (Ningaloo Reef).

Depending on your interests and diving style, you can choose to include both these tropical reefs. For diving on the Great Barrier Reef, we recommend a liveaboard, or a stay on one of the islands - we don't recommend staying in Cairns or Port Douglas due to the long travel times to the reef, and the generally poor condition of those highly visited reefs.

For a more diverse experience, you can include one of the great reefs, and add in one or two more challenging destinations - such as the famous SS Yongala ship wreck off Townsville, Fish Rock for a chance to see grey nurse sharks, Lord Howe Island to experience the world's southern-most coral reef, or even go to South Australia for a chance of seeing the Giant Australian Cuttlefish (seasonal).
Incl. accommodation, some meals, and 16 dives per person.
From US$ 7,897 pp for 12 days.


Q:  When is the best time to go to Australia?    
A:  It depends on what you want to see & experience

It may sound like a cliché to say that there is no bad time to go, however, it really is true - we know, we're there at all times of the year! There is always something happening and somewhere to go at any time of year. The seasons vary vastly between the south and the north of Australia, and certain times of year are better than others for different parts of the country.


So if you're constrained to travelling at a particular time, don't worry: we'll recommend the best places & parks - and the best locations within the the parks - to visit at that time.  


If you have specific interests - such as seeing minke whales off the Great Barrier Reef, whale sharks off Ningaloo Reef, or seeing the Giant Australian cuttlefish aggregation & mating - then you do need to travel at the right time of year, AND to the right area.


Guide to the wildlife seasons & the best time to go to Australia


Northern Australia, including the Outback
The best time to go to northern Australia and anywhere in the Outback is during the dry, 'winter' season, and including the shoulder autumn and spring months.

Broadly, April - November are the best months to travel to northern Australia. Depending on where you are, April and October - November can still be very hot, with some rainfall continuing.

Whale sharks visit the Ningaloo Reef from March/ April to June/ July to feed in the plankton-rich waters, and you can go snorkelling with them during this time.

Minke whales visit the Great Barrier Reef, and you can swim & snorkel with them from July - September.

September is a wonderful time to travel to see the carpets of beautiful wildflowers.

In the outback, the period form June/ July to August sees pleasant daytime temperatures, but it can get very cold at night, and some animals become inactive at this time.

Reptiles, frogs & other wildlife start to become more active in September, as spring takes hold and warmer days return.

December to March is the rainy season, and many parts of the Outback become inaccessible with the heavy rainfall and flooding. It's also the hottest, most humid time of year. It's a great time to visit for the hardy reptile & frog lovers though!



Southern Australia

The further south you go, the more distinct the seasons become - seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere.

December to February is summertime and a great time to visit the south so long as you can handle the hot weather, however it's also the busiest holiday season in Australia. 

March to May is autumn, and many areas remain comfortably warm into early April, making it an attractive time of year for those wanting to visit during quieter periods, and with more moderate temperatures.

June to August is winter time, when it can get pretty cold throughout the south. Although those from northern climes usually still find the temperature comfortable, it can get pretty windy at this time of year, and days are a little shorter, with only 10-12 hours of daylight.

September to November is springtime, and one of the the best times of year to visit. Flowers are in bloom, temperatures are comfortable, and wildlife starts to re-emerge, with many species breeding at this time of year.




Whatever time of year you choose to travel, rest assured that when you choose to travel with us, we will advise you of the best locations, seasons and dates for your particular interests.


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