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5 big lessons the endangered Malleefowl taught me

5 big lessons the endangered Malleefowl taught me

Malleefowl are big, diamond encrusted….and endangered! Right there in front of me was one of the world’s rarest birds. A Malleefowl. Having spent much of my young life in the Mallee I knew all about Malleefowl but I’d never seen one. Everyone in the Mallee talks about...

Echidna Walkabout Launch Partner of Glasgow Declaration

Echidna Walkabout Launch Partner of Glasgow Declaration

We're proud to be a signatory and launch partner of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism Today at COP26 in Glasgow, Echidna Walkabout will join forces with tourism partners from across the globe to launch the world's first ever full commitment on...

Tourism Declares : Climate Emergency

Tourism Declares : Climate Emergency

Australian tour operator joins global Tourism Declares community In 2017 Echidna Walkabout published our Position Statement on climate titled "Act Now : Stop Climate Change". Our headline graphic was this frightening chart: Now, on the eve of one of recent history's...

About Koala Kallama

About Koala Kallama

Kallama Origin of name: Kallama is taken from the word “everywhere” in the Wathaurong/Wadawurrung language around the You Yangs. That’s where we want koalas: everywhere they can be. Known since: He emerged on 17 June 2020, which makes his birthday around mid December...

Enjoy Kakadu : 5 best tips

Enjoy Kakadu : 5 best tips

To enjoy Kakadu take your time says Kakadu Guide, Roger Smith “Rushing Kakadu doesn't work. Spend at least two full weeks in the Top End. Stay a few days in Darwin acclimatising, it’s a city like no other in Australia, vibrating with culture, markets, wildlife and...

Amazing new facts about Whale Sharks

Amazing new facts about Whale Sharks

Here’s five of the most amazing new facts about Whale Sharks. It's well known that whale sharks are huge, gentle fish that eat plankton and travel the world. But little else is known about this ocean giant, though scientists and tour operators are working fast to...

Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend March 2021

Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend March 2021

Four days, 43 birders, 151 bird species, 3 boat trips, $1275+ for bushfire recovery, a truckload of fish & chips and quite a few bottles of wine… this was the second annual Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend over Labour Day Holiday, 5 – 9 March 2021. We were so busy!...

Tourists: Did you know you planted trees in Australia?

Tourists: Did you know you planted trees in Australia?

social enterprise wildlife tour operator Echidna Walkabout runs popular wildlife tours for small groups of international and local travellers – all tours contribute financially to wildlife by planting trees & creating habitat. In 2020, our not for profit Koala Clancy Foundation planted 9000 trees for koalas on behalf of our tourists.

The latest news & amazing facts about Koalas

The latest news & amazing facts about Koalas

Latest new science and breakthroughs on koalas. Koalas drink stemflow – rain dripping down the trunk of a tree; koalas use ladder trees to make climbing easier; male koalas vocalise partly to avoid conflicts with other males; koalas use scattered paddock trees and can walk across open country; koalas use very young trees, as little as 2-4 years old.

Amazing & Different Facts: Humpback Whales

Amazing & Different Facts: Humpback Whales

Amazing & Different Facts: Humpback Whales Megaptera novaeangliae – the singing, dancing superstars of Australia’s coastline. But did you know they are brave heroes, loyal to their holiday spots, and no-one knows why they migrate? Here’s five different and amazing facts about them that you won’t find anywhere else.

5 big lessons the endangered Malleefowl taught me

5 big lessons the endangered Malleefowl taught me

Malleefowl are big, diamond encrusted….and endangered! Right there in front of me was one of the world’s rarest birds. A Malleefowl. Having spent much of my young life in the Mallee I knew all about Malleefowl but I’d never seen one. Everyone in the Mallee talks about...

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Echidna Walkabout Launch Partner of Glasgow Declaration

Echidna Walkabout Launch Partner of Glasgow Declaration

We're proud to be a signatory and launch partner of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism Today at COP26 in Glasgow, Echidna Walkabout will join forces with tourism partners from across the globe to launch the world's first ever full commitment on...

read more
Tourism Declares : Climate Emergency

Tourism Declares : Climate Emergency

Australian tour operator joins global Tourism Declares community In 2017 Echidna Walkabout published our Position Statement on climate titled "Act Now : Stop Climate Change". Our headline graphic was this frightening chart: Now, on the eve of one of recent history's...

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