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  • Help Australia's Marsupials by Taking a Tour!

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly as more people travel the world. However, not all animal experiences are created equal. It’s widely agreed that the only sustainable and ethical experiences are those where humans simply observe animals going about their daily lives in their natural habitat – no touching, no feeding,...

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  • Australia's Most Amazing Aquatic Adventures

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Australia is surrounded by water brimming with a vast variation of marine species and home to a large number of creeks and rivers that coil their way around the vast land. There is no other country in the world where – if you wanted to – you could can swim...

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  • Australia's Top 11 Quirkiest Birds

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Australia is teeming with fabulous quirky birds – birds with extraordinary songs, birds that break eggs with stones, birds that run like the wind, and birds that dance like no one is watching (ironically, these birds are dancing precisely to be watched). “Some Australian birds have evolved to have amazing...

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  • Facts You Didn't Know About Kangaroos!

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Kangaroos are macropods and there are over 50 species of macropods (a general term for kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, potoroos and bettongs) found in Australia – and a few more in Papua New Guinea. Most macropods have hind legs that are bigger than their forelimbs, big feet and a muscular tail....

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  • How to Help Conserve Australia's Birds on Your Next Trip

    Posted by Penny Watson

    From the flightless Emu and paternal-nesting Southern Cassowary to the raucous Laughing Kookaburra and screeching pink and grey Galah, Australia’s 800 or so bird species are as varied, unique and intriguing as the environments they inhabit. With close to half of Australia’s bird species found nowhere else on Earth, sightings...

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  • Incredible White Whale Humpback Swim at Ningaloo!

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Guests on the Humpback Whale Swim Tour with Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo experienced an unexpected and extremely unique encounter with a White Humpback Whale and its mama this week!! Only four white whales have ever been spotted off Australian waters. Our lucky customers and the crew were absolutely blown...

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  • Best Places to see Australia's Amazing Northern Migratory Birds

    Posted by Penny Watson

    Australians are well-known for their capacity to travel on long-haul flights to all corners of the Earth, such is the geographical necessity of living in the antipodes. So, it’s fitting then, that the journey’s end for some of the planet’s most fascinating northern migratory bird species is Down Under. Visitors...

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  • Naturaliste Charters & Boutique Wildlife Tours join AWJ

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Australian Wildlife Journeys is pleased to announce that Naturaliste Charters from Western Australia’s southwest region and Boutique Wildlife Tours from the Southern Highlands, just south of Sydney, have joined the group. Since the collective launched in February 2017, the membership base has grown to 14 independently-owned wildlife operators across Australia....

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  • Australia's Great Humpback Whale Migration

    Posted by Kerry Lorimer

    Each January, around 60,000 Humpback Whales leave the frigid, food-rich waters of Antarctica and begin the world’s longest mammal migration, a 5,000 kilometre, three-month journey to the warm waters of northern Australia where they mate, calve and nurture their newborns.  Around 25,000 of them diverge around Tasmania and head up...

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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 Australia 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...

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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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