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Know Before You Go | Australia North

Whether you're preparing for your upcoming Northern 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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Places We Visit

Places We Visit

Traversing three of its most secluded regions with private chartered flights, this North Australia adventure is sure to evoke sheer awe.
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Natural History of Australia

Natural History of Australia

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

North Australia Wildlife Guide

Learn about crocodiles, wallabies and other unique animals you'll encounter in northern Australia.
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Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out the typical weather conditions in northern Australia in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and rainfall.
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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 North adventure.
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Travel Stories & Articles
Lady Elliot Island: A Remote Marine Paradise in the Great Barrier Reef

Lady Elliot Island: A Remote Marine Paradise in the Great Barrier Reef

—By Cathy Brown
While places like Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort are thankfully doing their part to help protect Australia’s natural environment, iconic wildlife and the health of the corals of the Great Barrier Reef are still at risk. A trip to see Australia’s marine wildlife in all its glory may be a once in this lifetime experience.
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Four Ways to Celebrate Wild Koala Day

Four Ways to Celebrate Wild Koala Day

—By Lavanya Sunkara
For Wild Koala Day, we’ve put together a brief overview of what makes koalas so special, the threats they’re facing and what you can do to help them all year long!
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Nat Hab’s Australia and New Zealand Adventure Director Runs Trips and Races

Nat Hab’s Australia and New Zealand Adventure Director Runs Trips and Races

—By Joel Centano
Check out this thrilling interview with Nat Hab's Adventure Director Emily Kleinburd.
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9 Ways to Celebrate World Reef Day (Even If You Don’t Live Near the Beach!)

9 Ways to Celebrate World Reef Day (Even If You Don’t Live Near the Beach!)

—By Cathy Brown
Conservationists and ocean lovers: June 1 is our chance to step up and celebrate World Reef Day!
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The Allen Coral Atlas is the First High-Res Map of All the World’s Coral Reefs

The Allen Coral Atlas is the First High-Res Map of All the World’s Coral Reefs

—By Samantha Miller
On September 8, 2021, the Allen Coral Atlas met a major milestone by completing the first-ever high-resolution spatial and thematic detailed maps of the world’s tropical, shallow coral reefs.
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Discover Kakadu National Park: A Living Cultural Landscape

Discover Kakadu National Park: A Living Cultural Landscape

—By Michelle Peters
The distinctive Kakadu animals are just one facet of this incredible region of Australia, which received its UNESCO World Heritage designation for both outstanding natural and cultural features.
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Northern Australia’s Daintree: The Oldest Rain Forest on Earth

Northern Australia’s Daintree: The Oldest Rain Forest on Earth

—By Emily Goodheart
Walking under an emerald canopy, you listen to the sounds of croaking tree frogs enshrouded by mighty basket ferns and catch a flash of color from the chattering birds overhead. Giant fan palms...
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News on Kangaroos and an Australia Atlas of Nature

News on Kangaroos and an Australia Atlas of Nature

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Kangaroos have become iconic poster children for Australia’s great outback. But although the kangaroo is a national emblem for the country, some locals also think of the marsupial as...
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