There is no place better to view koalas in the wild than on Kangaroo Island, a remote island that was separated from the Australian mainland about 9,000 years ago and remains one of the most unspoiled natural wonders of the world. Your specialist guide will lead you to koalas munching on gum leaves in trees by the side of the road. At nearly every turn you will find a variety of Aussie wildlife from seals basking on quiet beaches, echidnas wandering in search of insects, kangaroos, goannas, wallabies to all manner of birdlife (including little blue penguins).
Kangaroos number the millions in Australia providing many opportunities to view them in the wild. You may be luck enough to find yourself in the unique situation of playing golf amidst a mob of kangaroos! Contact us to include a game of golf on this amazing course as part of your customized itinerary.
Some 30,000 years ago lava from beneath the earth’s crust came in contact with the subterranean water table, generating huge quantities of steam. A violent explosion created a funnel-shaped crater. Further volcanic activity formed small cones that eventually became islands in the surrounding lake at Tower Hill. In this unusual landscape you will witness emus in their natural habitat.
When you are talking marine life it is impossible not to mention the Great Barrier Reef. Its waters provide the world’s busiest and most varied marine habitats from the many species of coral to the sought after black marlin and all sizes and species of fish in-between. The varied color combinations of the reef’s fish and other marine life will astound you. It is the largest of the worlds 552 World Heritage Areas, covering 347,000 km and is rated as the 12th Natural Wonder of the World.
There are 33 different species of dolphin around the world, many living in the waters around Australia. The most common species of dolphin is the Bottlenose Dolphin that live in varying climates. Dolphins are warm-blooded mammals that breathe air, and due to their social nature often live in pods of about 15 dolphins. You will be able to interact with wild dolphins in Monkey Mia & Bunbury in Western Australia, at Glenelg in South Australia, at Port Stephens in New South Wales, Sorrento in Victoria and at Tangalooma in Brisbane, Queensland.
The whale shark is the worlds largest living fish. It usually grows to between 30 and 36 feet in length. Occasionally whale sharks have been reported to grow to 54 feet. Because these gentle filter feeders feed on plankton and a variety of small school fish they are harmless to humans. Exmouth, in Western Australia, is one of few places on this planet where these gorgeous creatures appear regularly. We will happily help you plan your itinerary to give you the rare opportunity to swim with these massive mammals.