Australia Wildlife Holidays
Australia’s wildlife collection includes charming marsupials, spectacular marine life and fascinating reptiles. With guided and self-drive wildlife and nature holidays, short breaks and excursions available to include in or add onto your tailor made holiday, nature lovers will find plenty to enjoy in Australia.
Offshore encounters are unforgettable, with cetaceans, sharks and a myriad of tropical fish enchanting visitors. Where else can you swim with whale sharks, spot dugongs, come face to face with kangaroos and koalas and dive with a huge array of marine life on the world’s largest living organism – the Great Barrier Reef?
Take a Waddle on the Wild Side
If you’re passionate about penguins, a visit to Philip Island for its world-famous penguin parade is a must. Each night, masses of Little Blue penguins make their way along the beachfront, where guests have the opportunity to watch from distance. Find out more in this short video:
Discover the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef holds the world’s largest coral reef system with over 1,700 varieties. Here, you can dive amongst 22,000 species of fish as well as humpback and southern right whales, orca, dugong and numerous types of dolphin and sharks! Browse all Great Barrier Reef Adventures >
Australia is also home to 140 species of marsupials, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and wombats. Estimates of Australia’s kangaroo population are between 30-60 million and you can find them across most rural parts of the country.
Birds & Reptiles
Of the 828 species of bird in Australia, around half are found nowhere else on the planet. Australia is also home to more species of venomous snakes than any other continent, including 21 of the world’s 25 deadliest!