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Flying-foxes: A must-see in Bairnsdale.

Seeing the Grey-headed Flying-foxes of Bairnsdale, East Gippsland is one the world’s top wildlife spectacles. We parked the car and walked into the forest beside the river. The tree branches joined up over our heads, so looking up was a deep dark green with only...

About Koala Shaz

Shaz Origin of name: Shaz is just such an Aussie name! Known since: We first saw Shaz in November 2015. She looked very young, maybe just 2 years old. How often seen: Shaz was only seen once in 2015, twice in 2016, not at all in 2017. In 2018 she was seen just two...

Wildlife Journey January 2019

Highlights of 4 day Wildlife Journey to East Gippsland, Australia, with Wildlife Guide Martin Maderthaner:   All pictures by Martin.  Header image is a lovely young Lowlands Copperhead. Reptile species seen: 7 Goannas, Grass Skink, Jacky Lizard, Gippsland Water...

About Koala Smoky

Smoky Origin of name: We first found Smoky on 30 January 2006, while a devastating bushfire was raging in the nearby Brisbane Ranges. The air was full of smoke. We lost a healthy koala community and 27 much-loved koalas to that bushfire. From 1992 to 2006 all our...

I’m a Dingo: don’t call me a dog!

You have to see a wild Dingo in Australia. The Dingo is Australia’s unique, threatened, native wolf. The Top End offers many wildlife highlights, for Aussies and for international travellers. Each night of our 6 day Wild Top End tour, over dinner, the day’s favourite...

The growth of a Rufous Owlet in pictures

A rare photographic record of the growth of a baby Rufous Owl Ninox rufa, from hatching to independence, in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. Meeting other locals is one of the great things about running wildlife tours in remote and regional Australia. On a recce...

Where to photograph Kangaroos, Cockatoos and Emus.

Taking photographs and videos of wildlife is one of the most popular travel hobbies. But it can be hard to know where to go to photograph iconic Australian animals like kangaroos, emus and colourful cockatoos. Experienced Wildlife Guides know the where, when and why...

Australia’s Weirdest Animals We See On Tours, Part 2

When you spend a lot of time in The Australian Bush, some odd little characters become a highlight. Here’s 7 of the cutest, odd, strangely appealing, weirdest Australian animals we really do see on wildlife tours. And because we’re Downunder, we will start with Part...

Escape to Australia’s Forests, Beach & Outback

Travel to Australia’s forests, beach, tropics and outback. When you’re hard at work, do you long for a soothing green forest? Or does a golden sandy beach, stretching for miles, appeal? Do you love to escape to the warm turquoise tropics, or the vast red sands of the...

Flying-foxes: A must-see in Bairnsdale.

Flying-foxes: A must-see in Bairnsdale.

Seeing the Grey-headed Flying-foxes of Bairnsdale, East Gippsland is one the world’s top wildlife spectacles. We parked the car and walked into the forest beside the river. The tree branches joined up over our heads, so looking up was a deep dark green with only...

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Bronzewing Pigeons: the art of Powder Down

Bronzewing Pigeons: the art of Powder Down

There is something soft and artistic about Common Bronzewings. They don’t suffer from harsh sunlight like the rest of us – a magical filter is always applied. Wildlife Guide Martin’s photos of a female bronzewing preening show this magnificently. No filter, that is...

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An Encounter With Some Beautiful Birds of Australia

An Encounter With Some Beautiful Birds of Australia

Mealtimes are great times for watching beautiful birds and other wildlife in Australia. On the Wildlife Journey we take most of our meals outside in nature for this reason. Travel usually involves moving from place to place, but when we eat, we stop. Wildlife feels...

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About Koala Shaz

About Koala Shaz

Shaz Origin of name: Shaz is just such an Aussie name! Known since: We first saw Shaz in November 2015. She looked very young, maybe just 2 years old. How often seen: Shaz was only seen once in 2015, twice in 2016, not at all in 2017. In 2018 she was seen just two...

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5 Amazing Facts: Red-Winged Parrots of northern Australia

5 Amazing Facts: Red-Winged Parrots of northern Australia

5 Amazing Facts about Red-Winged Parrots of northern Australia by Morwenna Petaia Taking a tour of the Wild Top End not only supports eco-tourism in Australia, it allows you to see amazing animals, especially the parrots of Northern Australia. Here are 5 amazing facts...

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