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Great Ocean Road Gang Gang Cockatoos

The Great Ocean Road, Australia is home to many famous and beautiful cockatoos. Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are white with a yellow crest – they are huge, noisy and numerous. Long-billed Corellas are also white but their crest is small and white, and they have a sweet...

Wallaby swimming on the Great Ocean Road

Kangaroos and wallabies are land animals that hop – they are famous for it. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to find out that they can swim! Wildlife Guide Brett and his Great Ocean Road group had stopped to look at a group of herons and spoonbills on one of our...

Where To Watch Australian Animals, part 2.

Do you have a particular animal you want to watch in Australia? Do you have a passion for cuckoos, or snakes, or gliding possums for example? Or maybe you love skinks, or endemic rodents, or monarch flycatchers or woodswallows. This article, in partnership with Part...

Maximum Wildlife: our top Wildlife Guides

When you do a wildlife tour, your guide is influential. Yes, the wild animals are the reason, but a top Wildlife Guide makes it unforgettable. In Australia, there are a few tourism companies that specialise in birds, native animals and plants. Echidna Walkabout is...

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...