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Macropods (Kangaroos) of Australia

Kangaroo: seen one, tick! Bucket list: done. But what sort of kangaroo did you see? It was just a kangaroo, aren’t they all the same? No! There are 71 species of kangaroo/wallaby, all different and fascinating. For a full list and tips on where to see them, click...

Maximum Wildlife, Maximum Wildflowers!

Australia has a rich and exotic flora. Our wildflowers compete with our parrots for colour intensity, and with our weird and wonderful mammals for bizarre forms. Echidna Walkabout is a wildlife tour operator, and though wildlife is often interpreted as wild animals,...

How Echidnas Walk

Echidnas are special in many ways. They lay eggs, but are mammals. They can move rocks many times their own weight. And…. Echidnas have two front feet that point forwards (as do most feet in the animal kingdom), and two back feet that point backwards. BACK FEET THAT...

Wild koala walks to tourist

Pat is a wild koala who lives in the You Yangs near Melbourne, Australia. She first met researchers from Echidna Walkabout in 2006, when she was a joey living with her mother Smoky. Now 12 years later, she is an older female still living in the same home range she had...

Winter Wildlife in Australia

by Janine Duffy If you love wild animals, and want to come wildlife watching in Australia in May, June, July, August or September, where are best places to go? Kangaroos & Crocodiles 10 days Tropical North Queensland from May to September is warm and sunny, and in the...

Butterflies of Kakadu

One of the highlights of visiting the tropics is seeing large numbers of butterflies. The butterflies of Kakadu and Mary River National Parks are big, laconic and colourful, and many are active when we visit in August, the dry season. Kakadu National Park has over 100...

Breakfast at Fogg Dam

Fogg Dam, One of Australia’s most famous birdwatching sites, is an hour’s drive from Darwin, the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory. Written by Janine Duffy On our own, we are slow travellers. On our first wildlife watching trip to Fogg Dam, in the...

Mammals of the Great Ocean Road, part 2.

The Mammals of the Great Ocean Road are many and varied, and easy to photograph. The region is a popular holiday spot for humans – which is not a bad thing. The mammals have become accustomed to human sounds and go about their day to day business while being watched...