Australia's Best Wildlife Experiences
Where the Wild Things Are... Down Under!
Looking for adventure? You're heading to the right place... Australia! This is where you can experience the wildlife Down Under, including munching koalas, bounding kangaroos, wobbly wombats, cackling kookaburras, saltwater crocs and Tasmania’s elusive devil. A Vacation travel agent can customize your trip itinerary to see these unique creatures in Australia's wildlife parks, zoos and in their natural habitats.
Best Places to See Australia's Furry Creatures
1. Meet kangaroos at Flinders Chase National Park on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island.
2. Watch barking seals waddle across the beach at Seal Bay Conservation Park.
3. See lazy koalas dangle from the trees at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Best Places to (Safely) See Reptiles
1. Feed some of the world’s biggest saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin.
2. See bearded dragons, pythons, and exotic small reptiles at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.
3. Get a photo holding a baby crocodile at Malcolm Douglas Animal Refuge in Broome.
Can't-Miss Stops for Up-Close Views
1. Walk just steps from the beach and swim with massive turtles off Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef.
2. Visit Philip Island Nature Park at sunset to see penguins emerge from the ocean and return to their nests for the night.
3. Embark on a heart-pounding cage diving excursion alongside great white sharks in South Australia.
The Best of the Red Center
1. Enjoy spectacular views of mighty Uluru while riding camelback on a desert trek.
2. Don’t miss Kata Tjuta, Uluru’s lesser-known (but equally incredible) sister rock formation.
3. Be amazed by the starry sky while enjoying a sumptuous Outback dining experiences such as the Tali Wiru.
Top 3 Bucket-List Ocean Experiences
1. Spot whales breeching from Tasmania’s picturesque Great Oyster Bay.
2. Swim with wild dolphins on an ocean charter tour in Nelson Bay near Port Stephens.
3. See manta rays, octopi, and sea turtles at Lady Elliot Island.
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