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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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