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  • Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo: Our Story

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    As the region’s original eco-tourism operation, Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo is synonymous with experiencing the aquatic treasures of the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Debbie & Mark Ferguson have been involved taking ecotours around Western Australia for over 20 years, managing the operations of a number of...

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  • Australia wins Lonely Planet's Best In Travel 2021 Community Restoration award

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Following catastrophic fires last summer, a number of Australian tour operators like Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours are developing effective and interesting ways to get visitors involved in helping rebuild the native wildlife and their habitat. Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours' Janine Duffy was featured in Lonely Planet's video annoucing that Australia...

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  • The Maria Island Walk: Our Story

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Maria Island National Park lies just a few kilometres off Tasmania’s east coast, easily accessible from Hobart. It’s spectacular landscapes, combined with a rich concentration of wildlife, has contributed to its nickname as ’Tasmania’s Noah’s Ark’. It wasn’t until Ian and Bronwyn Johnstone developed their dream to start The Maria...

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  • Exceptional Kangaroo Island: Our Story

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Exceptional Kangaroo Island is one of Australia's most acclaimed eco tour operators.  Established in 1986, this family-owned and operated eco tour company specialises in small group and private tours on Kangaroo Island. Craig Wickham, along with wife Janet and two children, work with a team of locals who are passionate...

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  • Video: Is this Australia's Cutest Animal?

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Common Wombat is one of Australia's wildlife icons - but how much do you know about them?   Transcript: Common Wombats are large, 'barrel-shaped' marsupials, weighing 20-30kg (44-66lb) when fully grown. They are found across south-eastern Australia in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. Females have backward-facing pouches...

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  • Video: You Think You've Seen Crazy Cats?!

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Once abundant across south-eastern mainland Australia, the Eastern Quoll is now only found on Australia's island state of Tasmania.   Transcript: Once referred to as a native cat, the Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is a small nocturnal marsupial, endemic to south-eastern Australia. For millions of years, Eastern Quolls were found across...

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  • New Tour Helps Aussie Tiger Quoll In Far North Queensland

    Posted by Janine Duffy

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 June 2020 The Tasmanian Tiger died out 80 years ago, but their cousin: the poorly-known Tiger Quoll, still survives in small numbers in Far North Queensland. A new 4 day tour has been designed to help this threatened Aussie marsupial, by getting Aussies to visit, enjoy the...

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  • Video: Whale Watching in Western Australia is back!

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    It's official! Naturaliste Charters are back out on the water and they're seeing plenty of Humpback Whales! The start of the whale watching season in Margaret River has begun, with local operator Naturaliste Charters already operating tours out of Augusta in south-eastern Western Australia. Check out recent footage here:    Hear...

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  • Video: Welcome Back, Whale Sharks!

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Whale Sharks are back on the Ningaloo Reef! With the lifting of restrictions and the arrival of Whale Sharks, the Ningaloo Reef is buzzing with excitement! Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo are back out swimming with these gorgeous, gentle giants. The Whale Sharks will be around until August, so...

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  • Video: What Does a Laughing Kookaburra Sound Like?

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Our Top 5 Laughing Kookaburra facts: 1. They have a funny call The Laughing Kookaburra gets its name from its unique call, which sounds a lot like a laugh! Check it out in this video: 2. The world's largest Kingfisher The Laughing Kookaburra is actually the largest of the Kingfisher...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: April 2020

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Rainbow Lorikeet - Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours Image credit: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours (via Facebook: @echidnawalkabout) Recommended tour: Great Ocean Road (3D/2N) Australian Sea-lions - Australian Coastal Safaris  Image credit: Australian Coastal Safaris (via Facebook: @auscoastsafaris) Featured tour: Port Lincoln Wildlife Encounters (2D/2N) Common Wombat - The Maria Island Walk...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: March 2020

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Killer Whale - Naturaliste Charters Image credit: Naturaliste Charters (via Facebook: @bremercanyonkillerwhaleexpeditions) Recommended tour: Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition Eastern Grey Kangaroos - Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours Image credit: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours (via Facebook: @echidnawalkabout) Recommended tour: Great Ocean Road (3D/2N) Emus - Australian Coastal Safaris  Image credit: Australian...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Pia Markovic

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Bremer Canyon supports one of the most astonishing aggregations of marine life anywhere on the planet and Pia Markovic has a daily front row seat as Naturaliste Charter's marine biologist! We caught up with Pia recently to find out more about her role researching some of the world's most incredible...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: February 2020

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Kangaroo Island Kangaroo - Exceptional Kangaroo Island Image credit: Exceptional Kangaroo Island (via Facebook: @exceptionalkangarooisland) Exceptional Kangaroo Island came across a couple of local Kangaroo Islanders who seemed to be getting into the spirit of Valentine's Day! Recommended tour: Kangaroo Island In Style (2D/1N) Killer Whale - Naturaliste Charters Image...

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  • Support Australia's Wildlife Affected by Bushfires through Travel

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The combination of the mobility of animals, ability to survive and in some cases thrive due to fires, means Australia continues to deliver compelling and immersive wildlife experiences post bushfire.  One of the remarkable aspects of many eucalypt habitats across Australia affected by fire, are their ability to germinate and...

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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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