Wildlife Across Australia

Mertens Water Monitor Kakadu

Tailor-made for you

Creative wildlife journeys.......(read more)

Australia is a big country with a surprising array of habitats: from desert to rainforest; from temperate to tropical; from mountain to sea. Millions of years of separation means many of our plants and animals are unique.

But sometimes they can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look.

Since 1993 Echidna Walkabout has operated customised wildlife experiences across Australia.

“We know special places and exceptional people all over the country which means we can create unique and creative wildlife journeys for couples, families, small parties and groups,” says Roger Smith, Echidna Walkabout’s head of Operations.

“We do this is by connecting itineraries then adding extra destinations or special places as required to suit your timing and needs.”

One thing is guaranteed – all your wildlife experiences will be in the wild, meticulously planned and led by Australia’s top Wildlife Guides PLUS everywhere you travel you will be helping wildlife while you enjoy it.

Here we set out a number of ideas and concepts for discovering Wildlife Across Australia. Contact us for more information and let us plan your tailor-made wildlife trip.

Tropics, deserts, forests & oceans

Maximum Wildlife is our premier wildlife journey linking three major Australian bioregions, two World Heritage Areas and one World Biosphere Reserve. With free days and flight hops this trip spans about 3 weeks – it can be shorter or longer. You can add a Koala Researcher for a Day experience to this trip or you may like to take a look at our Great Ocean Road extension.

  • the tropical Top End of the Northern Territory in Mary River National Park and Kakadu World Heritage Area (Wild Top End)
  • the deserts and sand dunes of Mungo National Park and the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area (Mungo Outback Journey)
  • the tall temperate forests and coastal wilderness of East Gippsland, famed for its abundant wildlife and Croajinglong National Park – a World Biosphere Reserve  (Wildlife Journey)

Wildlife Guide with birds

Maximum Wildlife

ACROSS AUSTRALIA
7 – 21 DAYS, on request

North of Capricorn

We’ve connected three remarkable wildlife locations – all north of the Tropic of Capricorn – to bring you this unique wildlife charter. It can be adapted for groups, couples or small parties. Highlights include:

  • Swimming with Humpback Whales (Exmouth, Western Australia)
  • Wader watching at the famous Broome Bird Observatory (Broome, WA)
  • Crocodiles and much more in Kakadu and Mary River National Parks (ex Darwin, Northern Territory)
  • Mammal research (Quolls) and birds and Great Barrier Reef (Cairns, Queensland)

This trip arcs across northern Australia from the Western Australia semi-arid Outback, through the tropical monsoon escarpments and the giant rivers of the Top End then on to the wet tropics and rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef of far North Queensland. The best months for wildlife and weather are August thru September. See the 3 modules below:

 

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Island Birds & Humpbacks

WESTERN AUSTRALIA NINGALOO
8 DAYS, SEPTEMBER 2021

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Wild Top End

NORTHERN TERRITORY
7 DAYS, AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2021

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Quoll Research & Bird Surveys

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND
4 DAYS, MARCH 2021

Conservation Stories

Amazing new facts about Whale Sharks

Amazing new facts about Whale Sharks

New Facts about Whale Sharks: they recover quickly from wounds and may even regrow parts of their bodies; Big ships are hurting them, but Western Australia’s tour operators are helping; Globally endangered, but increasing at Ningaloo Reef; Male Whale Sharks grow fast when young, females grow bigger but more slowly; Whale Sharks give birth to live young, 300 at a time, but almost nothing is known about their breeding

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!...

Cockatoos of the Grampians (Gariwerd)

Cockatoos of the Grampians (Gariwerd)

See up to 7 of Australia's 14 species of cockatoos in the Grampians (Gariwerd) More cockatoos live in Australia than anywhere else in the world and the Grampians Range (Gariwerd) is one of the best places to see them. Gariwerd is the Aboriginal name for the Grampians...

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Our Guest's Reviews ...

Fantastic Experience

If you love wildlife and want to see the animals in their natural environment, this is a must-do if you are in Melbourne. It was one of the highlights of our tour. We are so glad we did it!

funtwotravel December 23, 2019