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  • Support Australia's Wildlife Affected by Bushfires through Travel

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    It’s been truly heart-breaking to see images from bushfire affected regions across Australia in recent weeks. A significant amount of prime habitat and native animals have been lost, but much remains. The combination of the mobility of animals, ability to survive and in some cases thrive due to fires, means...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: December 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher - FNQ Nature Tours Image credit: FNQ Nature Tours (via Facebook: @fnqnaturetours) The Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher is a migrant visitor to the Tablelands area in of Far North Queensland during the warmer summer months. This image was captured with FNQ Nature Tours during a birding trip in...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Karin Beaumont

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Karin Beaumont has been part of the Premier Travel Tasmania team for more than eight years. We chatted with her just before the festive season, to find out more about her love for the Australian island-state of Tasmania! Have you always called Tasmania home? I’ve now lived over half my...

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  • Species Feature: Common Wombat

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) is one of Australia's most endeared native marsupial species. Known for their playful nature and backwards-facing pouches, the Common Wombat is a choice encounter for many visitors to Australia! Where is the Common Wombat found in Australia? Common Wombats are found across south-eastern Australia, which...

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  • Tour Spotlight: Eyre Peninsula Wildlife & Ocean Encounters

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Australian Coastal Safaris offers a spectacular three-day wildlife journey on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. Just a 50-minute flight from Adelaide, the Eyre Peninsula is home to numerous iconic Australian marine and land species. Enjoy the stunning landscapes, wildlife encounters, amazing seafood and warm hospitality led by David Doudle and his...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: November 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Life on the Reef - Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo Image credit: Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo (via Facebook: @exmouthdiveandwhalesharksningaloo) The Ningaloo Reef provides magical marine encounters throughout the year! Recommended tour: Deluxe Whaleshark Swim (full day) - available from March 4 until August 31, 2020.  Figbird with Young -...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Craig Wickham

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Recently listed as one of the Top 5 Wildlife Guides by Outside Go magazine, Craig Wickham has always had a strong passion for wildlife conservation. Craig, along with his wife and family, has owned and operated Exceptional Kangaroo Island since 1990. We caught up with Craig recently to find out...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: October 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Red-bellied Pademelons - The Maria Island Walk Image credit: The Maria Island Walk (via Facebook: @mariaislandwalk) Extinct on mainland Australia, these cute creatures are widespread in Tasmania and Maria Island! Recommended tour: The Maria Island Walk - available until April 30, 2020. Whale Shark - Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo...

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  • Tour Spotlight: Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Naturaliste Charters operate full day Killer Whale expeditions out of Bremer Bay in Western Australia. From January to April each year, these expeditions take guests out to the edge of the continental shelf to the submarine 'Bremer Canyon', where they get the opportunity to encounter pods of wild Killer Whales....

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  • Q&A With Guides: Mark & Debbie Ferguson

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    In our latest Q&A with Guides, we chat with not one, but two guides! Husband-and-wife team, Mark & Debbie Ferguson, own and operate Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo, the region's original eco-tourism operation. Mark and Debbie have been involved in Western Australian marine ecotourism for over 20 years. How long...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: September 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Rainbow Lorikeet - Australian Coastal Safaris  Image credit: Australian Coastal Safaris (via Facebook: @auscoastsafaris) South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula region is home to a diverse range of birds, none more stunning than the Rainbow Lorikeet! Featured tour: Port Lincoln Wildlife Encounters (2D/2N) Common Wombat - The Maria Island Walk Image credit: ...

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  • FNQ Nature Tours gains private access to new Shared Earth Reserve

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    FNQ Nature Tours is excited to announce that they have been granted exclusive use of a 5000-acre nature reserve to share with guests. The Shared Earth Reserve is now owned by conservation organisation Forever Wild, who work to protect Earth's last great wildernesses for societal well-being, biological diversity and its...

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  • Q&A With Guides: David Doudle

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    David Doudle has lived on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula his entire life. After growing up on the family farm, David saw a great opportunity to share the natural wonders of region with international and domestic visitors. We caught up with David recently to find out more about Australian Coastal Safaris...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: July 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Grey-headed Flying-fox - Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours Image credit: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours (via Instagram: @echidnawalkabout_) The Grey-headed Flying-fox is one of many wildlife sightings available in the East Gippsland region of Victoria. Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours offer multiple tours which visit this region. Recommended tour: East Gippsland Wildlife Journey...

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  • Winter Whale Watching Season Launches on the Eyre Peninsula

    Posted by David Doudle

    In the southern regions of Australia, winter is now upon us, meaning that it's the special time of year that several whale species grace our shores. One of our favourite species to see is the majestic Southern Right Whale, as they complete their annual migration from Antarctica, towards the stunning...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Daniel Fisher

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Daniel Fisher has been guiding the Maria Island Walk for the past eight years. We were able to chat with him recently to find out what he loves about being a wildlife guide and life on Maria Island. How did you get involved with The Maria Island Walk? I moved...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: May 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Buffalo - Lords Safaris Image credit: Lords Safaris (via Facebook: @lordssafarisnt) Lords Safaris encountered some Buffalo out on the Mary River floodplain, north of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. These tours are conducted using airboats, which offer great access to a diverse range of wildlife including Saltwater Crocodiles,...

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  • Species Feature: Green Turtle

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Green Turtle is one of the world’s largest sea turtles. At an average length of 1.2 m (4 ft) and weight of 225 kg (500 lbs), they are second in size to the Leatherback Turtle. These turtles are herbivores, feeding on sea grasses, algae and other marine plant matter....

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  • Mother's Day in Australia

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    In celebration of Mother's Day, we take a look at some of Australia's most loving and caring mothers! The Koala is perhaps Australia's most lovable creature. Koala mothers deserve all the accolades, given their duties include hauling their young up and down trees - and not to mention keeping them...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Sab Lord

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Sab Lord of Lord’s Kakadu & Arnhem Land Safaris is one of the most recognised and respected guides in Australia. Remarkably, the recently commenced 2019 season marks his 27th year of operation. We recently sat down with Sab to discuss the reasons for his longevity and his motivating drivers to...

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  • Phillip Island's Whale Season About To Commence

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Every year, between May and October, great whales migrate from Antarctica to the warmer waters off NSW and Queensland for breeding. One of their favourite stops on their journey is Phillip Island, where they gather for short stays along the Island’s sheltered bays and the surrounding open sea. Humpback and...

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  • Species Feature: Saltwater Crocodile

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is perhaps northern Australia’s most famous resident. These extraordinary creatures, who have survived since the age of dinosaurs, are found across northern Australia, including Kakadu & Arnhem Land and Far North Queensland. Australia is home to two species of Crocodile (the Saltwater as well as...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: April 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Here are some amazing April images across the Australian Wildlife Journey group! Flinders Ranges Sunrise - Arkaba Conservancy Image credit: Brooke Saward (via Instagram: @worldwanderlust) The Flinders Ranges region of South Australia is famous for its stunning landscapes as well as it's wildlife diversity. As part of the Arkaba Walk...

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  • Koalas In Funny Positions

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    May 3 is Wild Koala Day! A day to celebrate Koalas living in the wild! It is also about protecting their forests and planting new forests to replace what has been taken by land clearing and over-development.  Koalas are undoubtedly one of the most adorable animals on the planet and...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Janine Duffy

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Janine Duffy, along with Roger Smith, founded Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours in 1993, with the organisation becoming internationally-recognised in wildlife in the wild conservation travel, and winner of the 2014 World Responsible Travel Award. We recently sat down with Janine recently to find out more about her passion for wildlife...

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