Wildlife Across Australia

Mertens Water Monitor Kakadu

Tailor-made for you

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.

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

Our Maximum Wildlife journey links three major Australian bioregions and 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

7 to 21 DAYS

North of Capricorn

We’ve connected four 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:

  1. Swimming with Humpback Whales (Exmouth, Western Australia)
  2. Wader watching at the famous Broome Bird Observatory (Broome, WA)
  3. Crocodiles and much more in Kakadu and Mary River National Parks (ex Darwin, Northern Territory)
  4. 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.


wild top end tour


Island Birds & Humpbacks


crocodile top end nt


Wild Top End


tiger quoll


Quoll Research & Bird Surveys

4 DAYS, MARCH 2021

Conservation Stories

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.

How Boneseed Weed Affects Koalas

How Boneseed Weed Affects Koalas

by Janine Duffy Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera) is an Invasive Weed of National Significance (1) that has infested the You Yangs Regional Park, VIC since being introduced for erosion control in the 1940’s. It spread rapidly after the 1985 Lara bushfires, and...

world responsible award

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