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Australia Safaris

For a Wildlife Adventure unlike no other, don’t look any further than Australia. Renowned for its quantity of endemic species that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, this behemoth of a country offers harsh and complex environments coupled with huge expanses where you won’t see another person for days on end. The sixth-largest country in the world, Australia is formed of six states; including the island territory of Tasmania. Each State is unique in its own weird and wonderful way with species that are not only native to the continent but also highly complex in their physiology and ecological behaviours. Whilst a visit to Australia will undoubtedly mean you travel through some of the larger cities and towns; the majority of wildlife encounters are experienced out in the wild, or the ‘Outback’ as it is affectionately known by the locals! Prepare to spend days in vast expanses to get up close and personal and be prepared to work hard to find the wildlife – Australia is not like the African savannahs where sometimes the wildlife appears to be on-demand. Coastal locations that play home to some incredible marine species (Whale Shark, Humpback Whale, Orca) are also in off-the-beaten-track locations so factoring in journey time is essential.

Why NWS for your Australia safari?

As specialists in travel to Australia, we have been able to craft some of the most incredible itineraires and sought after trips to each corner of this incredible wildlife destination. Our safaris are led by hand-picked passionate local wildlife guides with years of experience across Australia’s diverse landscapes. Our carefully-crafted itineraries combine unique access to some of the best wildlife lodges supporting local communities and local conservation. To ensure a truly exclusive experience, we use locations rarely used by other tour agents, working closely with Marine and National Park Specialists on non-intrusive encounters with full permits. Whether it’s a honeymoon with a difference or a multi-generational family looking for a safari that will create memories for everyone, our exclusive network on the ground allows us to add that little NWS twist to your trip, transforming it into something really special.

How much does Australia cost?

Typically, expect to budget around $10000 per person for a 10-day safari in Australia. This will generally include food and beverages, excursions and five camps in different locations. For a longer 15-day experience staying at five camps in Southern Australia, expect to budget $23000 per person. Experiencing some of the world’s best wildlife-viewing opportunities, you will be staying in intimate camps and lodges directly within pure Australian wilderness.

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The Australia Safari Experience

Australia Safaris will provide you with a safari experience like no other. Here it’s about tuning into the landscape and listening out for the sights and sounds that lead you to the wildlife. Learning to look for these tell-tale signs with your expert guide is all part of the immersive experience.

  • Ocean Encounters - Visit Ningaloo Reef and swim with the marine life
  • Australian History - See Aboriginal Rock Art across the endless landscape of Bullo River Station
  • Game Drives - Enjoy open Top Game Drives in the Top End
  • Incredible Wildlife - Experience the iconic Kangaroo Island, full of unique plant and animal species
  • Canoe and Kayak - Canoe through tranquil backwaters teeming with birdlife including ducks, darters, cormorants, kites and parrots,
  • Walking Safaris - Take guided walks through majestic River Red Gum forests, mallee woodlands and across dramatic cliff tops,

Where to stay in Australia?

World-class luxury lodges and resorts are prevalent almost everywhere in Australia, even where you would least expect it! Fine dining and the best Australian wines go hand in hand with wildlife viewing here and often, you can get behind the scenes at some of the properties to see how they are carving out sustainable practices. In some states, you can even get involved on a working cattle estate to see how life in the Outback really is up close. Some wildlife viewing areas in Australia are so remote however that only a local bed & breakfast is present. Do not fear – these are usually all owner-run and boutique in their style – think fantastic home cooking combined with all the creature comforts you need after a day out in the wilds or the bush.

When to go to Australia?

Australia has a vast array of climates, from the tropical north to the sunny south. Depending on which part of Australia you intend to visit, the best time to visit may vary. October to May is considered the premium time to travel, however, during February and March be cautious as it can get very hot. The peak of winter - June, July, and August - is typically best avoided as it can be extremely cold and wet, with some areas not operating during these months. The type of wildlife you wish to see on your trip may also determine the time frame you travel in, particularly with marine life.

Australia Safaris FAQs

What wildlife can I see in Australia?

Australia is known for its unique and diverse wildlife, much of which is found nowhere else in the world due to the country's isolation. Animals you could encounter on a trip include the Kangaroo, Koala, Wombat, Tasmanian Devil, Orca, Humpback Whale, Animals you might encounter on your Norwegian safari include the Arctic Fox, Elk, Reindeer, Orca, Humpback Whale, Whale Shark, , the Duck-Billed Platypus , Wallanu and the Echidna..

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When is the best time to visit Australia?

The best time to visit Australia depends on your preferences and planned activities. For coastal cities and southern regions, the summer months (December - February) are ideal for beach activities and festivals, while autumn (March - May) offers mild weather for outdoor exploration. Winter (June - August) is great for skiing in the southern alpine regions and visiting the north for dry and warm conditions. Spring (September - November) is suitable for outdoor activities and exploring various regions.

Where to visit in Australia?

Australia offers a diverse range of captivating destinations. Explore Sydney's iconic landmarks, Melbourne's cultural scene, the stunning Great Barrier Reef, the ancient Uluru in the Outback, the lush Daintree Rainforest, and the unique wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Immerse yourself in Perth's coastal beauty, discover Tasmania's rugged landscapes, indulge in wine tasting in the Barossa Valley, enjoy the Gold Coast's beaches and theme parks, and experience the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains. Whether you're seeking city charm, natural wonders, or outdoor adventures, Australia has something to captivate every traveller.

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How Long Should I Spend In Australia?

The ideal duration for a trip to Australia depends on your interests and the depth of exploration you seek. For a well-rounded experience covering major cities, iconic landmarks, wildlife viewing, and key attractions, a two to three-week stay is recommended. If you aim to delve deeper into specific regions, engage in outdoor activities, or immerse yourself in local culture, extending your trip to four to six weeks can provide a more comprehensive and rewarding adventure.