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Sunset is the best time to see koalas

Sunset is the best time to see koalas. In summer, sunset is time for the mating ritual to begin! Koalas have a complex social life, with a lot of ritualised interaction. When a female koala becomes ready to mate she goes to the home range of the male of her choice....

Koalas are always sleeping, right? WRONG.

Australian summers are hot. Even down in Melbourne, in the southern state of Victoria, daytime temperatures in January and February can exceed 40 degrees Celsius. Most Aussie animals take a very long siesta between 11am and 4pm. For koalas, a long sleep in the daytime...

Wild Top End tour ‘Trip of the Month’ on global adventure website

We are thrilled to announce that our 6 Day Wild Top End adventure trip to the Northern Territory has been selected as Unordinary​ ​Trip​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Month​ ​by global adventure specialists InfoHub.com. InfoHub.com is the #1 travel portal on the internet specializing...

Mungo: home to families for millions of years

Mungo in Outback Australia has been home to families for millions of years. Mothers have taught their daughters and sons the skills they need to thrive in the desert. The daughters have passed on their knowledge to their own babies. Kangaroos have been living in the...

Teenage emus in the Outback

As a Wildlife Guide I’ve worked with wild Emus in the Outback for a long time. They are gentle, brave, curious birds with a sense of fun. So when an Aboriginal friend suggested that I sit down next time I see an Emu and watch what happens, I was intrigued. “Emus are...

Little things make an experience: Aboriginal food plants at Mungo.

The Australian Outback is not a place, its an experience. It's red sand and remoteness, heat mirages and emus, sunsets and shooting stars. Its the ancient Australian Aboriginal Culture: stories, art and food plants woven into a magical experience by Aboriginal People....

A wildlife safari in Australia

Dust, open vehicle, binoculars, wildlife-filled floodplain:  Africa?    No,  Australia’s Northern Territory. I have come to love the African tradition of the Safari Drive. Its not just the wildlife you see – though that is the reason for doing it – its the experience...

Act Now : Stop Climate Change

Climate Change : act NOW to protect wildlife and jobs in tourism “If we wait for catastrophe to happen, as we are doing, it will be too late to act”.  Ian Dunlop on Climate Change, Sydney Morning Herald, 19th May 2017   Echidna Walkabout's Position Statement on...

Cuckoos are cool. Weird birds in Australia.

Cuckoos are cool. They are that guy at the bar who doesn’t mind being alone. But when he sings, everyone listens. In the case of the Channel-billed Cuckoo, when he sings everyone listens - because it sounds completely ridiculous. Its loud and proud, but really awful....