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The ultimate Australian wildlife experience!
With more than 80 per cent of Australia’s native wildlife found nowhere else on the planet, it’s not surprising that spotting species in the wild remains high on travellers’ agendas. On this tour, your experienced wildlife guides will show you where to look for wild koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, parrots, cockatoos, black swans, water dragons and many other animals.
East Gippsland is famous for its forest and coastal wildlife, particularly mammals such as kangaroos, koalas and wombats, and a huge diversity of birds and reptiles. Sadly, areas of East Gippsland were burnt in the Black Summer of 2019-20, but many forests were spared. This conservation experience is a great way to see bushfire recovery and help the animals bounce back.
In Tasmania, we search for the elusive Tassie devil in the wild, spot wombats and other endemic wildlife and discover the second-largest cool temperate rainforest in the world.
Just by being there, you are helping wildlife – your Wildlife Guides record all species seen and upload this data to online atlasses for conservation purposes. In addition, data from Koala sightings on Raymond Island will be passed on to the koala conservation group there. We include a small donation from all tour participants that is passed on to the Koala Clancy Foundation. This goes towards tree planting activities in Victoria specifically aimed at enhancing koala habitat.
Make your own way to the hotel and the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, meet your Australian Geographic Travel guide in the foyer of the hotel for a welcome dinner.
Melbourne to East Gippsland
Rugged forests of East Gippsland
Explore a secluded river estuary on the Wilderness Coast
Krowathunkooloong, Flying foxes and depart East Gippsland
Melbourne to the Tarkine Wilderness
Tarkine to Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain to Derwent Bridge
Derwent Bridge to Hobart
Hobart to Sydney
Sydney - Kangaroo Valley