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  • Lizard Spotting on Safari across Australia

    Posted by Sarah Reid

    From Saltwater Crocs to the world’s most venomous snakes, Australia houses more reptile species than any other country on the planet. With more than 600 known species distributed throughout Australia, lizards are the most diverse – and arguably underrated – members of the group.   Everywhere you go in Australia you...

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  • Our Favourite Marine Species at Ningaloo

    Posted by Kerry Lorimer

    In March and April each year, the coral colonies on Ningaloo Reef spawn, exploding billions of tiny eggs into the water column and triggering a massive food chain event that lasts until September. The microscopic coral larvae attract baitfish that mass in huge shimmering balls, which in turn attract bigger...

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  • Four Incredible Places to Spot Baby Whales around Australia

    Posted by Sarah Reid

    As whale watching goes, it doesn’t get much better than observing a mother interacting with her calf, particularly Humpback Whales, which are known as the showmen (and women!) of the whale world. From humpies to orcas, here are four incredible places to spot baby whales around Australia before they’re all...

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  • Species Feature: Tasmanian Native Hen

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    One of the most interesting birds to observe on Australia’s beautiful isle state, is the Tasmanian Native Hen (Tribonyx mortierii). This endemic species was made extinct by dingoes and increasing aridity on mainland Australia 4700 years ago. The species has several similarities to the Black-tailed Native Hen found on the...

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  • Birdwatching Across Australia's Outback

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    From colourful parrots and majestic eagles to dancing Brolgas and sprightly Fairy-wrens, when it comes to birdwatching in Australia’s Outback, the variety of birdlife astounds. Just a little west of Adelaide – as the crow flies – you’ll find the Eyre Peninsula. The triangular headland located at the bottom of...

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  • Lords Safaris Featured in UK Telegraph

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Adventure in the Northern Territory – and a fresh perspective on Australia Lydia Bell from the Telegraph UK recently spent some time in the Australia's spectacular 'Top End' with Sab Lord & Dean Hoath from Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris including a visit to Bamurru Plains. She captures this region...

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  • Tips to See More Wildlife Next Snorkelling Trip

    Posted by Kerry Lorimer

    Strapping on a mask and snorkel and slipping into the ocean on Ningaloo Reef is like passing through a portal into another world.  “The feeling of weightlessness and experiencing the incredible richness of sea life feels like a different dimension,” says Mark Ferguson, owner, with his wife, Debbie, of Exmouth...

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  • 50 Orcas Spotted off Sydney Harbour: Photos

    Posted by Biggles Csolander

    It was a very special afternoon for Oz Whale Watching guests this afternoon. After watching a pair of mature Humpback Whales off North Head, we were very grateful to hear from Micheal Ellison & Fiona Brook that there were Orcas off Maroubra. Orca sightings are very rare off Sydney so...

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  • Species Feature: Short-beaked Echidna

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is one of Earth’s oldest mammals, believed to have shared Earth with the dinosaurs, up to 110 Million years ago! The Short-beaked Echidna,  Long-beaked Echidna (Zaglossus) and Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), make up the only three monotremes. Monotremes are egg-laying mammals which, similar to birds and...

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  • Species Feature: Kangaroo Island Kangaroo

    Posted by Blair Wickham

    The Kangaroo Island Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus) is a sub-species of the Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus). As a result of a prolonged period of isolation from mainland Australia, the Kangaroo Island Kangaroo is noticeably different from other Western Grey species. Due to the Kangaroo Island landscape, this species have...

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  • Sensational Seal and Dolphin Photos this Winter

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Winter is a fantastic time to spot marine mammals across Australia including dolphins and seals. Two of the most common species of dolphin found around Australia are the Bottlenose and Short-beaked Common Dolphin. Did you know that dolphins fall into the toothed whale category and can live well into their...

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  • Species Feature: King Parrot

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Across the cooler coastal and mountain forests of eastern Australia, a highlight for many wildlife lovers is to see the magnificent scarlet underside and red head of the male King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis). This species resides all the way from Cooktown near the top of Queensland to Southwestern Victoria. Australian...

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  • Species Feature: Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby (Petrogale Xanthopus) is one of the most beautifully coloured and patterned species in the Macropod family. It’s known for its long orange-brown tail with dark rings, white-striped face and flanks and of course vivid yellow feet! As the name suggests, rock wallabies live across rocky outcrops...

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  • Incredible Whale Photos across Australia this Week

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Humpback and Southern Right whale watching season has well and truly commenced across both the East and West coasts of Australia. These are our favourite images posted this week! Oz Whale Watching Location: Sydney, New South Wales Tour to book:  Lux Whale Watching Species featured below: Humpback Whales Photo...

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  • Species Feature: Southern Cassowary

    Posted by James Boettcher

    The purpose of the Southern Cassowary’s distinctive casque (helmet), which is unique to every individual, is unknown, but recent research suggests that it may help cassowaries to feel the low vibrating sound made by other cassowaries over long distances. This unusual sense, called infrasound, was used by some dinosaurs, and...

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  • Richard l'Anson to Lead Photo Safari: Arkaba & Lake Eyre

    Posted by Arkaba

    Charge your camera and pack your safari gear! Kati Thanda Lake-Eyre has been transformed bringing life to South Australia's parched salt pans and desert country. Arkaba is celebrating with this five-day photographic safari led by author of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography, Richard I'Anson on 29 July - 2...

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  • Removing Ghost Net from East Gippsland

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    On our last 4 day Wildlife Journey to East Gippsland, we watched delighted as a family of female and juvenile Australian Fur Seals played near the rocks at Cape Conran.  It was our last full day, the sun was warm, the beach was deserted and we had walked out along...

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  • #WildKoalaDay: Five Reasons We Love Seeing Koalas in the Wild

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    With its fluffy ears and spoon-shaped nose, the Koala is one of Australia's most adored animals. In Australia you can still see Koalas in the wild, and we aim to keep it that way. The Koala is distributed across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, however, clearing of...

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  • Little Eagle Spotted at Arkaba

    Posted by Arkaba

    This Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) was spotted above Arkaba's homestead garden recently. This individual might have been hunting rabbits, reptiles or even birds when field guide Charlie managed to snap this picture as it came down to land on an old fence post. This beautiful eagle, along with the larger...

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  • FNQ Nature Tours the latest addition to Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Australian Wildlife Journeys is pleased to announce FNQ Nature Tours, as the latest operator to join the member-based consortium. James Boettcher established the Cairns based tour company three years ago, driven by the belief that responsible tourism is an integral component of conserving the world famous Wet Tropics World Heritage...

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  • Powerful Owls of East Gippsland

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    In February 2014 a bushfire ripped through Raymond Creek Falls in the Snowy River National Park, East Gippsland. This area was a highlight of our 4 day Wildlife Journey to East Gippsland and had shown great promise as a birdwatching site – the combination of dry Brittle Gum heathy woodland...

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  • Ningaloo Turtle Program Update

    Posted by Debbie Ferguson

    The breeding season has commenced for turtles across the beautiful Ningaloo coast. This is a critical area for nesting, with three of the world’s seven marine turtle species selecting these beaches to lay eggs from November to March. The staff at Exmouth Dive & Whaleshark Ningaloo are proud to be  ...

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  • New Wilsons Promontory Whale Cruises

    Posted by Mikala Peters

    Wildlife Coast Cruises has just announced an addition to its fleet with the launch of the ‘Brianna Lee’, a refurbished sister ship to the company’s existing vessel ‘Kasey Lee’. Both vessels are 20 metre high tunnel catamarans, purpose-built for scenic and wildlife cruises, with 360 degree views, walk around decks...

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  • Sunsets & Koalas - New Tour Launches

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    In the southern part of Australia, the summer time signals an extended period of hot try weather. Whilst the coastal areas are a little more moderate, the temperature can reach over 40 degree celcius (or 104 degree fahrenheit). To conserve energy and reduce bodily temperatures, most Australian marsupials will rest...

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  • Saving Seals from Entanglement with Wildlife Coast Cruises

    Posted by Mikala Peters

    Seal Entanglement Rescue Seal Rocks, off the coast of Phillip Island, is home to the largest colony of Australian Fur Seals in Australia. Unfortunately, these amazing marine mammals occasionally get entangled in fishing gear, nets and marine debris. Once a month, researchers from Phillip Island Nature Parks and a Marine...

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