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Looking for awe-inspiring wildlife trips close to home?

Isolated and ecologically rich, Australia is home to some of the most unique and biodiverse wildlife on the planet.

Discover our nation’s incredible flora and fauna with Australian Wildlife Journey’s curated range of small-group tours. Conservation is at the forefront of each experience, so you’ll encounter Australia’s most iconic species in a truly meaningful way.

Eyre Peninsula and Nullarbor winter whale watching and wildlife

4 days| 4 nights | 4-7 July 2022 | From $2,790pp*

Experience the thrill of being close to majestic Southern Right Whales frolicking in the shallow waters of the Great Australian Bight. See Australian sea lions and dolphins, sample the best seafood of the Eyre Peninsula surrounded by the spectacular coastlines, caves and cliffs on this itinerary that covers Ceduna, Smoky Bay, Streaky Bay, Point Labatt, Talia Caves, Elliston, and Port Lincoln.

*Price per person, based on double occupancy, including touring & accommodation

Maria Island Walk
Maria Island Walk

Maria Island winter escape

3 days | 2 nights | From $1,690pp*

Experience Maria Island at its most tranquil with the sheltered, mostly sunny east coast serving as the perfect winter getaway. In groups of up to 8 guests, experienced guides will show you the island’s beauty, history and amazing wildlife, which is undisturbed and even more accessible for viewing over winter. Then, each night, in the warmth and comfort of Bernacchi House, you’ll enjoy a delicious candlelit dinner with fine Tasmanian wines.

*Price per person based on double occupancy, including touring, meals & accommodation.

Major Mitchells Cockatoo
Major Mitchells Cockatoo

Private Mungo Outback Journey

4 days | 3 nights | From $2,250pp*

Discover the majestic landscapes of Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, home to Pink Cockatoos, abundant parrots, goannas and Red Kangaroos. Learn about the area’s ancient Aboriginal heritage with your expert guide and take part in conducting wildlife surveys.

*Price per person with group of 5+ passengers, based on double occupancy, including touring, meals & accommodation.

A common wombat on the beach
A common wombat on the beach © Alastair Bett

5 day Tasmanian Wildlife Encounter

5 days | 4 nights | From $2,999pp*

Led by Premier Travel Tasmania’s passionate guides, experience a mix of beautiful eucalyptus forests, spectacular coastlines, and tranquil bays, including Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula, Bay of Fires and Cataract Gorge. Enjoy a cruise at Wineglass Bay, a behind the scenes tour at Bonorong Sanctuary and indulge in Tasmania’s acclaimed wines and local produce.

*Price per person based on 4 passengers, double occupancy, including touring, most meals & accommodation.


Other seasonal experiences

Tree planting
Tree planting

Koala Recovery Experiences with Tree Planting

2 or 3 days | March – late September

This tour provides an opportunity to take an active role in assisting with Koala conservation and research! You will spend two or three days in the Great Western Plains near Melbourne, to plant trees and participate in recovery activities for this iconic species and enjoy guided nature walks in the afternoons.

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Whale Shark
Whale Shark

Deluxe Whale Shark Swim

Full day | March – late August | From $450pp

The opportunity to swim with the whale shark is one of the world’s greatest interactive marine encounters. The largest fish in the world is a harmless plankton eater, with their graceful and passive nature providing you an unforgettable day out on the waters of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park.

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Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale © Pacific Whale Foundation Eco Adventures Australia

Hervey Bay Ultimate Whale Watching

3 hours | July 2 to October 30 | From $99pp

Explore the world’s first declared Whale Heritage Site at Hervey Bay between July and October. Being the only Hervey Bay tour operator to have conducted over 35 years of local Humpback Whale research, you will learn firsthand about historical and latest whale findings from marine biologists, as they collect data for ongoing research studies.

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