Australia boasts some weird and wonderful wildlife! Tree climbing kangaroos, snoozy koalas, paddling platypus, choral kookaburras and dinosaur like cassowaries all call Australia home.
To experience Australia’s marine life join a snorkelling expedition, a dive trip, a kayak adventure or book on to a glass bottom boat to hang out whales, dolphins, brightly coloured fish, friendly whale sharks, turtles and manta rays swimming in brightly coloured coral playgrounds.
Back on land, keen walkers have a huge choice of hiking trails through some of the world’s oldest national parks, many of which are steeped in Aboriginal history.
Plan your holiday to make the most of Australia’s natural wonders timing your trip to tie in with the spring wildflowers, or whale shark season in Western Australia. Explore some amazing wildlife holiday offers below from Distant Journeys and Austravel and book your journey today.
No one knows Australia like Qantas
Qantas fly daily from London Heathrow to both Sydney and Melbourne on the award-winning Qantas A380. From 25 March 2018, Qantas will fly double-daily from London Heathrow to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and daily to Adelaide. Choose to fly via Singapore, or on the Qantas Dreamliner non-stop to Perth*. Once in Australia Qantas have onwards connections to over 60 destinations across Australia.
Experience why Qantas was recognised at the Skytrax World Airline Awards in 2016 as the Best Airline in Australia / Pacific. Choose from over 1,000 inflight entertainment options, and benefit from generous complimentary checked luggage allowance on every flight, starting with a generous 30kg for International Economy flights. With world class inflight dining, complimented by outstanding wines, and an unrivalled level of comfort and hospitality; fly Qantas and you’ll feel like you’re in Australia before you’ve even arrived.
QANTAS EXPLORER FARES
By booking your international and domestic flights at the same time, you could save with Qantas Explorer fares^. There are over 80 routes to get you to more than 30 destinations included as Qantas Explorer fares, so you can easily include a visit to Uluru in the Northern Territory followed by experiencing the iconic Great Barrier Reef. So, where first?
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Australia is perhaps best known for its extraordinary wildlife and the possibility of close interactions with amazing animals, whether you're floating alongside a whale shark, spying koalas napping in trees or spotting a crocodile on the banks of a river.Add to my sales tool kit
Whale watching in Australia
Each winter, watch humpback whales gliding north past Byron Bay and Hervey Bay. Marvel at their complex acrobatic communication and listen to the males' haunting underwater song on a hydrophone. Watch the slow, graceful southern right whales sail up the Western Australian coastline from Geographe Bay, Dunsborough and Albany. Or spot these endangered creatures - once hunted almost to extinction - from the Head of Bight whale sanctuary or Victor Harbor in South Australia. See them mate and calve in the nursery waters of Warrnambool or arrive from Antarctic waters with humpback whales in Tasmania's picturesque Great Oyster Bay. From late April, southern right whales journey to temperate breeding waters off Southern Australia and Victoria. Meanwhile the energetic humpback whales continue north to warmer waters along the west and east coasts. Which means between May and November, you can spot whales from many scenic spots along Australia's coastline.Add to my sales tool kit
Our unique animals are one of the many reasons people visit our country. Australia has more than 378 mammal species, 828 bird species, 4000 fish species, 300 species of lizards, 140 snake species, two crocodile species and around 50 types of marine mammal.Add to my sales tool kit
SEE AUSTRALIA'S UNIQUE WILDLIFE
Terms & Conditions
* London Heathrow to Perth and London Heathrow to Singapore flights are non-stop, scheduled from 25 March 2018 (subject to aircraft and schedule change). Subject to government and regulatory approval.
^ Qantas Explorer fares must be booked in conjunction with a Qantas return international fare to Australia, and have the same validity as your international ticket. At times, there may be sale fares available which may be cheaper than the Qantas Explorer fare for that routing.