Wildlife holidays in Australasia
Australia and New Zealand lead the world with their unbeatable cocktail of first class accommodation, fine wines and delicious food, magnificent scenery, uncrowded beaches, slick infrastructure and friendly hospitality. Australasia offers extraordinary wildlife in safe, peaceful surroundings, from parrots, pademelons and possums to whales and Koalas.
Our Australia specialist recommends..
"I’d recommend our ‘New Zealand’s Natural History’ tour for a superb overview of the country’s wildlife – we visit the North, South and Stewart Islands going in search of its rich variety of birds, flowers and cetaceans. If you’re on a budget try our bargain bird trip focusing on Western Australian endemics." - Georgie Head
What can I see?
Australasia may be isolated, but it is also sophisticated. This isolation has endowed a fascinating natural heritage and high degrees of endemism have developed. It is the continent’s unique flora and fauna which our tours focus on. Here are some of the highlights:
- Flora of south-western Australia – one of the world’s botanical hotspots
- Australia’s spectacular Northern Territory
- Mammals, birds & marine life of tropical Queensland & southern Australia
- Tasmania’s rugged wilderness
- New Zealand’s unique flora, spectacular landscapes & islands
- Papua New Guinea’s birds of paradise & tribal culture
What about whale watching?
There’s outstanding whale and dolphin watching in both Australia and New Zealand, from playful Dusky Dolphins to Humpback Whales.
Our tours visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree rainforest and Lamington National Park, as well as New Zealand’s magnificent Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound.
I may want to stay longer …
If you have family or friends in Australia and New Zealand, or want longer to enjoy the continent’s unique wildlife you may want to extend your stay. All our Australasia tours may be readily combined with your own private touring either before or afterwards.
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Australasia HOLIDAYS
The special thing about this holiday for me was the mix of lowland terrain and mountain environment to see a great range of birds as well as variety of people from the warlike Highlanders to the 'stone age' people of Sepik. Karawari Lodge was wonderfully remote, in a hugely atmospheric area a million miles from 'civilisation' as we know it. Ambua Lodge was a superb base for spotting birds of paradise and many other birds, and provided a good insight into the way of life of the Highland peoples of PNG. In many ways the holiday was 'made' by Terry Reis with his constant good humour and positive outlook, his immense skills at locating birds and his dedication to the happiness of the group.
A very enjoyable trip. Naturetrek provided an excellent tour of New Zealand and we saw and learnt about all sorts of Flora and Fauna. I have been doing bird and nature tours for 15 years or more and this trip to New Zealand was the most comprehensive and interesting trip. An excellent tour.
The itinerary was very good and the guides excellent. Their knowledge and enthusiasm made the trip.