Australia South: Tasmania, Kangaroo Island & Beyond

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A Diverse Safari Down Under—with Chartered Flights to Maximize Your Time in Nature
Southern Australia is full of dramatic landscapes, unique flora and quirky animals. From the familiar koala and ferocious Tasmanian devil to the lesser-known wombat and echidna, native wildlife abounds. Many unusual species stir to action after dark, and we seek them out at dawn and dusk. Step inside a cave to marvel at bioluminescent glowworms. Converse with researchers at the Conservation Ecology Center responding to urgent challenges facing at-risk species in the Cape Otway region. Marvel at sea stacks off the rugged Southern Ocean coast. At the secluded lodges we tuck into each night, kangaroos and Tammar wallabies may frequent your front stoop. Offshore, the isolated isles of Tasmania and Kangaroo Island boast their own endemic species, prized national parks and winemaking prowess. Discover it all on this grand survey of the wonders way down under.
The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.
The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.
Kangaroo and joey, Australia.
Kangaroo and joey, Australia.
Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Truffle Lodge, Tasmania, Australia.
Truffle Lodge (Accommodation provided)
Truffle Lodge, Tasmania, Australia.
Wombat, Australia.
Wombat, Australia.
Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Platypus, Australia.
Platypus, Australia.
Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Tasmanian devil, Australia.
Tasmanian devil, Australia.
Admirals Arch, Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Admirals Arch, Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Truffle Lodge, Tasmania, Australia.
Truffle Lodge (Accommodation provided)
Truffle Lodge, Tasmania, Australia.
Short-beaked echidna, Australia.
Short-beaked echidna, Australia.
Steller sea lions, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Steller sea lions, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia.

Trip Highlights

Close Encounters with a Multitude of Unique Wildlife

Seek out Australia's intriguing native species—kangaroo, koala, cockatoo, wallaby, platypus, echidna, pademelon, wombat and the elusive Tasmanian devil!

Six Diverse National Parks...Plus the Southern Ocean

Explore the widely varied habitats of far-south Australia in the wildlife-rich reserves of Tasmania, Kangaroo Island and beyond—away from crowds

Chartered Flights Increase Your Time in Wild Australia

Greatly enhancing convenience and access, we use private chartered flights exclusively, giving you far more time in nature rather than in airports, cities and on long drives

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An Exclusive Encounter with Wild Australia

Australia is hardly an unknown destination. Its unique wildlife, dramatic coastlines and diverse landscapes are high on travelers' must-see lists. When you explore Australia with Nat Hab, however, you'll have anything but a standard approach. Learn more about what sets our trips apart:

  1. A Distinctive Focus on Nature & Conservation
    Australia's impressive landscapes and unique wildlife are front and center on our one-of-a-kind itinerary. From the remote edge of Kangaroo Island to the rugged mountains of Tasmania, we explore World Heritage Sites, wildlife sanctuaries, internationally protected wetlands and more, learning about efforts to protect these wild habitats and native animals.
  2. Chartered Flights Maximize Your Time in Nature
    Australia is a huge country. That's why we fly between many of our itinerary highlights, rather than waste days on long drives. But adhering to commercial air schedules and logistics can also eat up precious safari time. So we exclusively charter planes for our flight legs, avoiding complicated itineraries that would otherwise require several full travel days, including connections and layovers. You don't want to come this far to spend excessive time sitting in airports or driving (although the drives we do include are integral for an immersive experience in nature!).
  3. Visit Six National Parks
    Diversity is the appeal on our southern Australia adventure, which includes six spectacular national parks: Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island, Twelve Apostles & Port Campbell National Park on Cape Otway, and three national parks in Tasmania: Mole Creek Karst, Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair, and Mount Field.
  4. Search for Unique Wildlife When Viewing is Best
    Since most Australian species are nocturnal, we devote our days to exploring scenic landscapes and maximize our wildlife viewing opportunities around sunrise and sunset, when low light draws out the marsupials, echidnas and other species that stir to activity during the night. Typical Australia tours don't generally adapt to this important consideration. 
  5. Explore with Just 12 Travelers
    In a small group, we can seek out more remote places in nature and stay in intimate lodges (sometimes with exclusive occupancy), close to wildlife and conservation sanctuaries. With fewer people, you get a deeper nature experience. And with your Expedition Leader and two local guides, you're assured flexibility in activities and personal attention.
  6. The World’s Finest Naturalist Guides
    Natural Habitat Adventures has a well-deserved global reputation for employing the highest-quality guides in the industry. Our Expedition Leaders have years of experience and training, including resources from WWF's top scientists. You won’t find more knowledgeable—or more personable—guides than those who work with us. Our philosophy is simple: a nature adventure is only as good as the guide who leads it, so we provide the very best! Read our Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  7. Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Outstanding Australia Adventure
    Natural Habitat Adventures is proud to offer our exclusive guarantee that clearly states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise for yourself!
  8. Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
    We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
  9. Natural Habitat Adventures Is WWF’s Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat Adventures its worldwide travel partner—a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!

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