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  • Species Feature: Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby 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...

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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 with Exmouth Dive & Whaleshark Ningaloo

    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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  • Raptors over the Red Centre

    Posted by Nadia Wallace

    The Red Centre has its own type of Winter Wonderland. There is no beautiful white snow but there are glorious clear blue skies and lovely warm afternoons. From June through to around now, the nights are cool, but the days are incredible, sometimes cloudless for weeks in a row. The...

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  • Five Icons of the Isle State

    Posted by Tina Hussey

    As an island and with a large and mostly intact natural habitat, Tasmania provides a safe haven for a huge range of unique wildlife; many found nowhere else. The Tasmanian Devil is perhaps the best known species, however, some of our lesser known marsupials also win the hearts of tourists...

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  • Winter Wonders of the Eyre Peninsula

    Posted by David Doudle

    Winter is now upon us here in Port Lincoln but this is no reason to stay indoors and rug up - actually quite the contrary. With our mild climate in Southern Australia, this is an exceptional time to get out and explore the region and in particular, view the abundance...

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  • Guest Diaries - Kakadu National Park

    Posted by Louise Armit

    From the moment our group of ten friends arrived at Sab Lord's wonderful Kakadu camp on June 1, 2017 the many species of wildlife absolutely amazed us. Birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, marsupials and insects were aplenty! As we drove in we caught sight of a yellow Dingo disappearing into the...

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  • Rabbit Warren Mapping Project Commences at Arkaba

    Posted by Brendon Bevan

    June has been a particularly busy month for us up at Arkaba with various conservation projects! We finally began our rabbit warren mapping process having received our site clearances from the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association Aboriginal Corporation (ATLA). We are delighted to finally be in a position to target yet...

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  • Gliding with Gentle Giants

    Posted by Amy Gash

    Lady Elliot Island is known as ‘Home of the Manta Ray' and is a major hotspot for Manta Rays in Eastern Australia. Manta Rays can be found all year round on Lady Elliot Island, with numbers peaking during the winter season (mid May to mid – August). On Lady Elliot,...

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  • Sydney's Humpback Highway Open

    Posted by Colin Thwaites

    Whale watching season with Oz Whale Watching has kicked off in Sydney with the northern migration well under way. There has been sightings everyday since we started our season on 18th May with a varying array of activity from the Humpback Whales. Double breaches and tail throws have been seen...

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  • First Whales of the Season Spotted off Phillip Island

    Posted by Mikala Peters

    Exciting news from Phillip Island this week, with the first whales of the migration season spotted along the Bass Coast. These sightings are eagerly anticipated, beginning of the annual whale migration along the Victoria's beautiful coastline. There have been three species spotted already, including Humpback Whales and Orcas off The...

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  • Swimming That Makes Your Soul Sparkle

    Posted by Kelsi Samson

    Ningaloo Reef is an incredibly diverse fringing reef system on Western Australia coast line. After a romantic full moon in March or April, the corals feeling the love on Ningaloo, release their eggs and sperm into the water column to carry out reproductive behaviour known as coral spawning.  This coral-love-making...

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  • The Curious Sex Tales of the Koala - Wild Koala Day May 3

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    The cute face and innocent eyes of a koala hide a mischievous sprite, with one of the most interesting sex lives in the animal kingdom, worthy of a national Wild Koala Day in their honour! Here are five amazing facts, sure to raise some eyebrows! Female Koalas have 3 vaginas...

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  • Why Wild Is Best

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    Animal images are incredibly popular – our Facebook and Instagram feeds are full of baby Koalas, smiling Quokkas and contented sea turtles.   Does this popularity help wild animals in any way?  Not really, not unless the awareness is directly linked to conservation outcomes.   Take Koalas for instance – while their...

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  • Pups of Phillip Island

    Posted by Mikala Peters

    Australian Fur Seal pups are now nearly three months old, the age when they start venturing away from the safety of the rock pools at Seal Rocks. The rock pools play an important part in the early development of the pups, providing them with a safe place to swim and...

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