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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...

About Koala Bunyip

Bunyip Origin of name: We asked some travellers for suggestions for a really Australian name. Boomerang and Bunyip were the two favourites. Bunyip is a Wemba-wemba Aboriginal word for a scary monster that lives in billabongs and waterholes. We decided that as...

Seeing Great Ocean Road wildlife in rainy season

Seeing Great Ocean Road wildlife in rainy season

Seeing Great Ocean Road wildlife in June July and August. Australia is a dry country, and rain is brief and light. Often the ‘rainy season’ is the best time to see Australian wildlife. Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road tends to have rain during June, July, August...

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Different forests, different koalas

Different forests, different koalas

On our Great Ocean Road tour, we usually see koalas every day. But each visit to a wild koala in a forest is different, and exciting. Some wild koalas are seen in dry open forest: furry grey bundles on a huge silver branch, with blue sky as a backdrop. Others live in...

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Wild Koala Day: our favourite images of the year

Wild Koala Day: our favourite images of the year

Every year for Wild Koala Day, we compile our favourite wild koala images of the year, taken by our Wildlife Guides and Koala Researchers.  This is the best of the best for 2018 - 2019. Please comment to let us know which is your favourite! #1. The featured image...

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Koala climbing, part 3: Style

Koala climbing, part 3: Style

One of the most exciting things we see on Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Journey tours is a koala climbing up or down a tree. They climb rather like we would, if we had the arm strength, the sharp claws and the grippy hands and feet that koalas have. Read about koala...

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5 Amazing Facts about the Emu of Outback Australia

5 Amazing Facts about the Emu of Outback Australia

by Morwenna Petaia The Emu is one of the iconic birds of the Australian Outback, and there's no better way to see them than on the Mungo Outback Journey. Here are 5 amazing facts about Emus. 1. Emus can go without food for 2 months. Female Emu birds are slightly...

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Sand is a travel destination

Sand is a travel destination

Sand is a destination. There’s a park called the Perry Sandhills just outside of Wentworth in New South Wales, Australia. Tomato-red sand dunes rise like standing waves above the saltbush plains, then collapse into the Murray River. There is wildlife too, but the main...

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