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Connecting with Natural & Wildlife
Connecting with Natural & Wildlife
Is being cooped up at home all day driving you mad? Believe it or not, there’s no simpler cure than leaving the house and enjoying a day exploring the great outdoors. Some fresh air will clear your head. So, disconnect from your wifi, get outside and (re)connect with nature and wildlife here in Australia. [Good For: Nature and Wildlife]
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10,015 reviews
Melbourne, Australia
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Gardens
See Australia The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney is a splendid place for a quick midweek respite. Draped in lush greenery--with over 5,000 species of plants--you can enjoy the beauty of nature as you go for a slow jog, stroll or picnic.
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1,012 reviews
Williamtown, Australia
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4WD ATV & Off-Road Tours
See Australia Get ready to skid and slide your way through the golden Worimi Sand Dunes in Port Stephens. An afternoon spent with Sand Dune Adventures on their quad bike tours will have you shrieking with excitement and de-stressed in no time.
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343 reviews
Daintree, Australia
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Sightseeing Tours
See Australia A trip to Mossman Gorge promises an adventure like no other. Sign up for their signature Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour, a guided full-day tour that will expound on the area's history, environment, flora, and fauna. An Aussie barbecue lunch and Daintree river cruise are included.
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623 reviews
Melbourne, Australia
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Walking ToursEco Tours
See Australia Animal enthusiasts, this is for you. Echidna Walkabout offers full-day guided hikes from Melbourne that will take you up close to wild koalas, kangaroos, emu and cockatoos in their natural habitat. Multi-day tours are also available.
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413 reviews
Kangaroo Island, Australia
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4WD ATV & Off-Road Tours
See Australia There’s no better way to explore our country’s third largest island than on a local guided tour. Enjoy wildlife experiences, tasty picnic lunches and cellar door visits depending on your tour of choice. Amazing views of untouched landscapes are guaranteed at every turn.
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563 reviews
Exmouth, Australia
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Boat Tours
See Australia For a whale-y good time, splash into an underwater expedition at Ningaloo Reef and Muiron Islands with Exmouth Dive. Exmouth Dive are the original pioneers of providing diving tours and whale shark tours to Ningaloo Reef. They have the experience, knowledge and reputation that will ensure that your day will forever be remembered as a true ‘experience of a lifetime’.
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714 reviews
Canberra, Australia
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GardensNational Parks
See Australia The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra will leave you speechless with its extensive array of native flora from all parts of the country. Besides taking a lovely stroll, there’s also a bookshop, cafe and spa. It’s very easy to spend a half or even a whole day here.
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892 reviews
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Australia
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Nature & Wildlife Areas
See Australia Located at the entrance of World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park, this unique Tasmanian conservation sanctuary takes care of Tasmanian devils as well as Spotted-tail and Eastern quolls. Signing up for a personalised guided tour is recommended as you can meet and greet these iconic critters instead of just viewing them from afar.
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976 reviews
Tower Hill, Australia
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Nature & Wildlife AreasVolcanoes
See Australia The Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve lies in a giant dormant volcano crater, just ten minutes from the Great Ocean Road. This reserve is home to picturesque walks and a variety of native wildlife, from the usual koalas to echidnas and blue wrens. We recommend the Worn Gundidj walk, a highly-rated 90-minute guided tour.
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Launceston, Australia
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Walking Tours
See Australia For a wild adventure and cultural experience blended in one, the Wukalina Walk is an Aboriginal-owned and operated 4D3N excursion around the iconic Bay of Fires in Tasmania. Spend your days learning more about Tasmanian Aboriginal culture while immersing in the natural beauty of the land, and your nights cosied up in the comfort of bespoke Aboriginal-inspired huts.
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New South Wales, Australia
See Australia Brimming with rugged, craggy cliffs, lofty eucalyptus forests and rushing waterfalls, the iconic Blue Mountains area west of Sydney needs no introduction. With over 140 kilometres of walking tracks, there’s plenty to discover. If you have never seen the Three Sisters, Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls, definitely plan a trip sooner rather than later.
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45 reviews
Taggerty, Australia
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State Parks
See Australia Spectacular sights and stunning hikes are abundant at Cathedral Range State Park. Beginners can start with the Friends Nature Trail while experienced hikers can attempt the Razorback Trail; either way, it will be an awesome experience. If you have a night to spare, set up camp at Cooks Mill or The Farmyard and fall asleep under a starlit sky.
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Mosman, Australia
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Zoos
See Australia Did you know that Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is the largest zoo in Australia? Whizz from the African Savannah to the forests of Indonesia to see lions, giraffes and Sumatran tigers all in one day. For those who never want to leave, accommodation is also available. Choose from a Wildlife Retreat at Taronga or sign up or a Roar and Snore tented overnight experience.
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Beerwah, Australia
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Zoos
See Australia The Australia Zoo was made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and continues to be a conservation facility and wildlife sanctuary today. It is home to over 1,200 animals with attractions like the Crocoseum, Roo Heaven and Bindi’s Island--a tropical paradise that is home to ring-tailed lemurs and colourful parrots, among other inhabitants.
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Port Douglas, Australia
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Boat Tours
See Australia Luxury sailing and snorkelling tour provider Sailaway is perfect for those who want to venture out to sea and explore the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style. Uncover secret lagoons and go on an outer reef tour to experience the Coral Cays of Mackay and Undine Reefs.
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1,906 reviews
Sydney, Australia
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Zoos
See Australia Discover the best of Australia at Wild Life Sydney Zoo - the Home of the Aussie Big Five. Step into an animal adventure and meet your favourite iconic Australian animals – meet cute Koalas in Gum Tree Valley or have your photo taken with them at Koala Encounters. Head to Wallaby Cliffs to interact with Ringo the wombat and then hop to Kangaroo Walk-About to walk amongst the Kangaroos. The Platypus Pools are where you’ll find Jackie and Zoey, their resident platypus pals, before entering the daring world of Kakadu Gorge where you’ll come eye to eye with a huge Saltwater Crocodile, and much more.
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