Australia South: Tasmania, Kangaroo Island & Beyond

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Whether you're preparing for your upcoming southern Australia adventure or just want to learn more about the land down under, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of helpful resources, from wildlife and weather guides to compelling first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff.
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South Australia Wildlife Guide

South Australia Wildlife Guide

Learn about the animals you'll encounter in southern Australia, from koalas and kangaroos to Tasmanian devils, wombats and echidnas.
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Places We Visit

Places We Visit

From Kangaroo Island to Tasmania to the Great Barrier Reef, here are the places you'll explore on our Ultimate Australia Safari and our Australia South adventure. 
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Natural History

Natural History

Australia is a living textbook for understanding the history of evolution, with species that exist nowhere else on Earth.
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WWF Conservation

WWF Conservation

Over the last 40 years, World Wildlife Fund has worked on species conservation and habitat and landscape management across southern Australia.
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Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out the typical weather conditions in Australia in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and rainfall.
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Reading List

Reading List

Our reading recommendations will fuel your excitement for an expedition to Australia. 
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Expedition Dining

Expedition Dining

Learn about local foods and sustainable dining experiences on Nat Hab's Australia South adventure.
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Packing List

Packing List

We’ve made a comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your Australia adventure.
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Travel Stories & Articles
10 Unique Species You Can See in Southern Australia

10 Unique Species You Can See in Southern Australia

—By Emily Goodheart
Australia’s southern coast is home to an array of intriguing wildlife. The fascinating animals found here are specially adapted for their environment, their unique traits and behaviors...
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Conservation in Cape Otway: Saving Australia’s Wildlife

Conservation in Cape Otway: Saving Australia’s Wildlife

—By Cathy Brown
Many nature lovers venture to Australia for its long coastlines and colorful reefs, vivid rainforests and iconic kangaroos and koalas. But away from the crowded, well-known travel routes...
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Discover Southern Australia’s Kangaroo Island

Discover Southern Australia’s Kangaroo Island

—By Cathy Brown
Any adventure from abroad to Australia feels like a journey to the ends of the Earth. But just imagine the sensation of awe and wildness that awaits when going even more “down under”...
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Top National Parks in Southern Australia: Tasmania, Kangaroo Island & the Great Ocean Road

Top National Parks in Southern Australia: Tasmania, Kangaroo Island & the Great Ocean Road

—By Laura Kiniry 
I’d been on Kangaroo Island for less than an hour when I spotted my first bit of wildlife: a koala perched high in the branches of a blue-gum eucalyptus tree. It wasn’t an easy...
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Top Places to See Wild Australian Animals Down Under

Top Places to See Wild Australian Animals Down Under

—By Cathy Brown
Australia is known for its gorgeous sunny weather, stunning natural landscapes, high-quality wine and friendly, laid-back locals. It’s also known for its unique flora and quirky...
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