AUSTRALIA HOLIDAYS & OUTBACK SAFARIS

We are delighted to present a selection of ideas for outback safaris and wildlife holidays in Australia ranging from luxury safaris to self-drive tours. The incredible diversity of this island continent means it is just not possible to showcase all the experiences and so these holidays include the more popular locations. If you have a specific request, do get in touch!

Let Wildlife & Wilderness know what you want and they will deliver.Mrs. I. - USA

Suggested Itineraries

South Australia Outback & Wildlife

12 Days

Kangaroo Island wildlife - Adelaide - dramatic scenery of Flinders Ranges - Abundant wildlife on a Gawlers safari

West Coast & Top End Explorer

16 Days

Ningaloo Reef whale Shark cruise - Broome - Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary -Kimberleys outback station - Kakadu & Arnhem Land - Bamurru Plains

Tasmania - Nature Island

11 Days

Tasmania's wild south west - Bruny Island endemic wildlife - Maria Island walk - Quolls, platypus and other wildlife of north Tasmania - Hobart harbour

Tropical North Queensland

16 Days

Daintree Rainforest - Cookstown - Aboriginal cultural experiences - Haggestone Island relaxation

Sydney, Blue Mountains & Lord Howe

8 Days

Sydney city from a different perspective - Sailing in Sydney harbour - Blue Mountains bush adventure - Lord Howe Island

Tasmania Walking Trails & Bonorong

20 Days ex. Launceston, Tasmania

Tarkine Trails Rainforest Track - The Overland Track - Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary - Maria Island Walk

Classic Australia

Vibrant Sydney - Blue Mountains - Bbeaches of Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef

Tasmania Romantic Safari

14 Days

Hiking & mountain biking - Quolls & Platypus - Maria Island Walk - Luxury Retreat

Selected Accommodation

The Australian outback has some world class accommodation mixed in with delightful tented camps in stunning wilderness settings. You'll find too outback stations, homesteads and then on the coasts beautiful lodges and hideaways. Here is a growing selection.


We had a great trip, thanks to your advice and planning. Our only wish is that we could have stayed twice as long at each stop and would love to just turn around and do it all again.Mr. & Mrs. R. - Kent

Australia

Our specialty is getting you to the very best locations for wildlife and outback experiences around Australia. Across this huge and diverse country you will meet friendly, knowledgeable guides and some real characters that are passionate about their regions and it is this that really enhances holidays in Australia designed by us. We have tracked down some unique wildlife experiences, only available to Wildlife & Wilderness; that will give you an exceptional Australian wildlife holiday. Furthermore, we have access to some of the remote research locations where rarer marsupials are protected.

The wildlife of Australia is incredibly diverse, yet too often overlooked. From well known kangaroos, wallabies and koalas to echidnas and platypus; to quolls, potoroos and Tasmanian devils. Bird watching holidays in Australia provide a whole new array of species for the keen birder and there are good numbers of endemics, wonderful Southern Ocean pelagics and some very rare species such as the orange-bellied parrot. Underwater around the coast you will find manta rays, whale sharks, whales and dolphins, turtles, dugongs and a myriad of colourful fish on the reefs, the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef in particular. Around southern Australia are sea lions and fur seals and on a smaller scale sea dragons in the kelp forests.

Travelling seasons do vary from region to region but everywhere it is a country that you can travel in style and comfort, enjoying some great hospitality and cuisine as well as world class wildlife experiences. Our holidays in Australia are designed, as always to suit you and of course we can include the cities and main attractions too. Whether you want a luxury safari holiday by helicopter flying into outback stations and private wildlife guides or a self-drive tour through some of the countries wildlife hotspots such as Tasmania or Kangaroo Island, we look forward to helping you discover some of Australia's incredible wildlife and outback wilderness.

Seasons

Little Penguins recorded on The Neck, Bruny Island, Tasmania. Evening, April 2012.


Overall, it was a very successful holiday and the standard of the accommodation was good and all the people I came into contact with were very helpful and friendly and there was absolutelty no problem with being a lady on my own.Ms. K. - Berks.

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Australia Travel Information

CAPITAL Canberra

TIME ZONE GMT +8 hours, +9.5 hours & +10 hours

FLIGHTS

To: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, Cairns
Airlines: Qantas, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and others
Flight time approx. 19 hours to Perth to 23 hours to Melbourne or Sydney

HEALTH

No major health issues although Dengue Fever and Ross River Fever outbreaks do occur at certain times of the year in a few locations. Beware of venomous snakes and spiders. If swimming then be aware that some fish are also venomous.

WEATHER

Australia is most definitely a year round destination. The best time to visit the Northern Territories and northern Western Australia is after the rains between May and October. Queensland is more of a year round destination although tropical rains do occur in the north as they do for the Northern Territories.

Southern Australia including Tasmania can be visited between September and May.

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