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  • Winter Whale Watching Season Launches on the Eyre Peninsula

    Posted by David Doudle

    In the southern regions of Australia, winter is now upon us, meaning that it's the special time of year that several whale species grace our shores. One of our favourite species to see is the majestic Southern Right Whale, as they complete their annual migration from Antarctica, towards the stunning...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Daniel Fisher

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Daniel Fisher has been guiding the Maria Island Walk for the past eight years. We were able to chat with him recently to find out what he loves about being a wildlife guide and life on Maria Island. How did you get involved with The Maria Island Walk? I moved...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: May 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Buffalo - Lords Safaris Image credit: Lords Safaris (via Facebook: @lordssafarisnt) Lords Safaris encountered some Buffalo out on the Mary River floodplain, north of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. These tours are conducted using airboats, which offer great access to a diverse range of wildlife including Saltwater Crocodiles,...

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  • Species Feature: Green Turtle

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Green Turtle is one of the world’s largest sea turtles. At an average length of 1.2 m (4 ft) and weight of 225 kg (500 lbs), they are second in size to the Leatherback Turtle. These turtles are herbivores, feeding on sea grasses, algae and other marine plant matter....

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  • Mother's Day in Australia

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    In celebration of Mother's Day, we take a look at some of Australia's most loving and caring mothers! The Koala is perhaps Australia's most lovable creature. Koala mothers deserve all the accolades, given their duties include hauling their young up and down trees - and not to mention keeping them...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Sab Lord

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Sab Lord of Lord’s Kakadu & Arnhem Land Safaris is one of the most recognised and respected guides in Australia. Remarkably, the recently commenced 2019 season marks his 27th year of operation. We recently sat down with Sab to discuss the reasons for his longevity and his motivating drivers to...

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  • Phillip Island's Whale Season About To Commence

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Every year, between May and October, great whales migrate from Antarctica to the warmer waters off NSW and Queensland for breeding. One of their favourite stops on their journey is Phillip Island, where they gather for short stays along the Island’s sheltered bays and the surrounding open sea. Humpback and...

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  • Species Feature: Saltwater Crocodile

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is perhaps northern Australia’s most famous resident. These extraordinary creatures, who have survived since the age of dinosaurs, are found across northern Australia, including Kakadu & Arnhem Land and Far North Queensland. Australia is home to two species of Crocodile (the Saltwater as well as...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: April 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Here are some amazing April images across the Australian Wildlife Journey group! Flinders Ranges Sunrise - Arkaba Conservancy Image credit: Brooke Saward (via Instagram: @worldwanderlust) The Flinders Ranges region of South Australia is famous for its stunning landscapes as well as it's wildlife diversity. As part of the Arkaba Walk...

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  • Koalas In Funny Positions

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    May 3 is Wild Koala Day! A day to celebrate Koalas living in the wild! It is also about protecting their forests and planting new forests to replace what has been taken by land clearing and over-development.  Koalas are undoubtedly one of the most adorable animals on the planet and...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Janine Duffy

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Janine Duffy, along with Roger Smith, founded Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours in 1993, with the organisation becoming internationally-recognised in wildlife in the wild conservation travel, and winner of the 2014 World Responsible Travel Award. We recently sat down with Janine recently to find out more about her passion for wildlife...

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  • Species Feature: Little Penguin

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is perhaps the most adored seabird in Australia. Standing at a height of approximately 33cm (13 inches) and weighing around one kilogram (2.2 pounds), they hold the title of the world’s smallest penguin. Although the males are slightly larger, both males and females appear similar...

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  • Species Feature: Australian Fur Seal

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) is the largest of the fur seal family, with males growing up to 250cm in length and 360kg in weight. The females are only about half the size, growing to only 120cm and 110kg in weight. In addition to size, male, female and juvenile...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: March 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Take a look at some of our favourite posts from our members in March 2019: Short-beaked Echidna - The Maria Island Walk The Short-beaked Echidna is found across Australia, including Tasmania and surrounding islands. A tour group completing the Maria Island Walk recently came across this one who was taking...

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  • Koala Tree Planting Update

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    Thanks to international tourists, 3,000 Koala trees will be planted this year near Melbourne. Koala Clancy Foundation – an initiative of Echidna Walkabout - has secured two huge Koala tree planting opportunities around the You Yangs, west of Melbourne. The two projects will increase Koala habitat in the region by...

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  • Q&A With Guides: James Boettcher

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    We recently caught up with wildlife guide James Boettcher to find out what he loves about the Far North Queensland region and learn about some exciting updates on the horizon for FNQ Nature Tours. What do you enjoy most about being a wildlife guide? Well, I like the ability to...

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  • Australia's Top 10 Most Beautifully Coloured Birds

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Australia is home to a some of the world's most iconic birds - 828 individual species, according to a 2008 study (Christidis and Boles). Some Australian birds are known for their audible abilities; some for their size, and others for their spectacular colourings.  Let's take a look at what birds...

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  • Species Feature: Whale Shark

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Growing to lengths of up to 12 metres, the Whale Shark is the world’s largest fish! Their mouths can grow to widths of 1.5 metres too! Harmless to humans, these gigantic fish eat plankton and small fish by drawing water through their gills.  In Autumn each year at the Ningaloo...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: February 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Take a look at some of our favourite posts from our members in February 2019: Orca - Naturaliste Charters Image credit: Michael Haluwana (via Instagram: @aeroture_aus) Naturaliste Charters get you face-to-face (literally!) with Orcas in the Bremer Canyon region of Western Australia! The season operates from January through to April,...

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  • Species Feature: Thorny Devil

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Thorny Devil, also known as the Thorny Lizard or Mountain Devil, is an iconic resident of arid grasslands in Australia’s central and western deserts. The unmistakable large, robust spikes are a unique feature of this Australian lizard. It’s scientific name, Moloch horridus, was inspirited by the poem ‘Paradise Lost’,...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: January 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Australian summer provides a number of unique viewing opportunities for our wildlife. With temperatures peaking for the year in Southern Australia, visitors will often find land-based mammals including marsupials, invertebrates and birds congregating in some areas in search for water and food. In the tropics (Northern Australia), instead of...

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  • Killer Whale Season Starts in Spectacular Fashion!

    Posted by Naturaliste Charters

    The 2019 Killer Whale season has officially commenced for the Naturaliste Charters team! The endless hours of preparing, the weeks of build-up and the hype for the season had the whole crew in knots as we made our way out of the harbour today. As we ventured toward the canyon...

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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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