Australians love for travelling the world is about as famous as Aussies love for Vegemite and Cricket. So when Covid-19 hit in January and International borders, followed by state borders closed in March, an overwhelming gasp was felt across the country—where on earth would we go?!
But let us be a glass-half-full about it.
Australia is an incredible, diverse country and the current situation has many people planning trips that explore their own back yard. While state borders still remain closed, rest assured there are amazing places to visit in your own state, not to mention the abundance of unique wildlife only found here at home.
Forget about the African Big Five. Seek out the Australian Big Five – Kangaroo, Koala, Quokka, Echinda and the Tasmanian Devil. How many of those have you ticked off?
A SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS SAFARI
A fabulous way to kick start a local safari adventure would be to take the Southern Highlands Wildlife Day Tour operated by Boutique Wildlife Tours. Just 90-minutes from Sydney, you’ll travel by luxury 4WD in the expert hands of a passionate Naturalist guide to the pristine bushland of the Southern Highlands. En-route you’ll might spot eastern grey kangaroos, koalas and even the elusive platypus.
After a hearty, country-style dinner in one of Australia’s oldest country inns, your group will go night spotting for some of the region’s most curious nocturnal species including common wombats, sugar gliders, brushtail possums and tawny frogmouths.
From: AU$320.00 per person.
Duration: Full day from Sydney.
Type: Small Groups, Shared.
Departs: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Interests: Birds, land mammals & marsupials.
VENTURING TO VICTORIA
Once State borders reopen, head down to Melbourne and join a 3-day Great Ocean Road tour with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.
Explore the Serendip and You Yangs National Parks, the Great Ocean Road, Great Otway National Park, the Twelve Apostles, the Shipwreck Coast and volcanoes and lakes of the Western Plains. You’ll be inspired by the dramatic backdrops and local fauna including eastern grey kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and emus.
And how about this exciting added bonus?
Become a real expert and go behind the scenes with your own Koala Researcher to find wild koalas in their natural habitats. Once found, each koala is photographed, GPS-located, their behaviour and tree species noted.
The results of this important study are provided to National Parks Rangers, Wildlife Carers, Hospitals & Veterinarians, Field Naturalists Clubs and Wildlife Scientists for the betterment of wild koalas.
From: AU$1620.00 per person, twin share
Duration: Full Day: You Yangs
Type: Groups, Private Charter.
Interests: Land mammals & marsupials.
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