Top 10 nature experiences

Come close to Australia's unique nature and wildlife in the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the rugged Tasmanian Wilderness, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory and other memorable locations. Top 10 nature experiences
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Top 10 Nature Experiences

From swimming with gentle whale sharks to epic multi-day hikes, here are some of Australia’s best nature experiences.

Australia is renowned for its great outdoors, nature and wildlife experiences. From the grandeur of the remote Kimberley; to the Tasmanian wilderness; to bird-watching in Kakadu National Park; there are plenty of ways to see Australia's unique wildlife and diverse landscapes. Here's our list of Australia's Top 10 nature experiences.

Kimberley Canyon Luxury, Western Australia

Experience the grandeur of remote Kimberley canyon country, from the barefoot luxury of Berkeley River Lodge. Explore the Mitchel Falls and King George – two of Australia’s mightiest waterfalls. Take a helicopter flight on a secret wilderness picnic and on the way back, spot turtles, crocodiles and dugongs from the air.

Franklin-Gordon Wild
Rivers National Park, TAS

Tasmanian wilderness adventures, Tasmania

Take a thrilling seven-day white water rafting trip down Tasmania’s mighty Franklin River, amidst surging rapids, tranquil gorges and forests of myrtle, leatherwood and ancient Huon pine; or hike the iconic six-day Overland Track through the ruggedly beautiful Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, staying in exclusive eco-sensitive cabins.

Swim with giant whale sharks, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

From April to July, swim with gentle whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, one of the world’s greatest fringing coral reefs. Stay in a luxury tented eco-friendly camp amongst the sand dunes within Cape Range National Park. Sea-kayak amidst turquoise water or hike through the red rock gorges of the Pilbara.

Mary River Floodplain,
Darwin, NT

Top End Wetland Safari, Northern Territory

Go crocodile-spotting in the wetlands on a thrilling airboat ride or bird-watching on a sunset river cruise at Mary River in Kakadu National Park. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock galleries on a helicopter tour or 4WD safari. Explore the gorges and swim in crystal clear rock pools in Nitmiluk National Park.

Hike the Larapinta Trail, South Australia/Northern Territory

Soak up the vast flood plains and rocky outcrops of the Australian Outback on the Larapinta Trail through South Australia’s West MacDonnell Range. This six-day hike takes in Mount Sonder, Ormiston Pound Gorge and Simpsons Gap, staying in luxury wilderness campsites; and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory.

Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Discover the world’s most spectacular reef, Queensland

Watch turtles hatch on Lady Elliott Island; swim with dwarf minke whales; snorkel with manta rays and see corals and fish of every colour with one of the many eco-accredited operators. Take a flight over the islands or sail through the Whitsundays and visit some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.

Hang out with wildlife at Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Swim with dolphins in the turquoise waters of South Australia’s Kangaroo Island with KI Marine Adventures. Take a 4WD tour with KI Wilderness Tours to see sea lions and seals. For true indulgence try out the award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge. Kangaroo Island also produces some of Australia's finest gourmet foods.

Rainforest Canopy Walkway,
Daintree National Park, QLD

Discover the Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

The Daintree is Australia’s largest tropical rainforest. Fly through the Daintree Rainforest canopy with Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, then for a change of pace, cruise the Daintree’s waterways with Cooper Creek Wilderness Tours. Stay in a luxury treehouse at Silky Oaks Lodges, then take a personalised safari to Cape Tribulation.

Glamping in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Head out by 4WD and stay in a safari tent in Flinders Ranges National Park. Admire the dazzling purples of sunrise over Wilpena Pound. Take a scenic flight over Lake Eyre. Experience the ancient Australian Outback of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges with Wild Bush Luxury on the guided Arkaba Walk.

The Great Ocean Walk, Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, VIC

Walk the Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The Great Ocean Walk is Victoria’s premier long-distance walking track, traversing the length of the Shipwreck Coast and Great Ocean Road, home of the Twelve Apostles. Return to the comfort of exclusive luxury eco-villas and dine on top-class Victorian regional food and wines on tours provided by ‘Walks by bothfeet’.