Arkaba, Flinders Ranges National Park, SA © South Australian Tourism Commission

Australian Wildlife Journeys

Australian Wildlife Journeys

Saltwater crocodile, Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris, Kakadu National Park NT. © Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris

Saltwater crocodile, Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

When to go

May to August is peak tourist season in Kakadu, when visitors can enjoy cooler temperatures and clear skies.

Boyds forest dragon, FNQ Nature Tours, Daintree National Park, QLD. © FNQ Nature Tours

Boyds forest dragon, FNQ Nature Tours, Daintree National Park, Queensland

Travel tip

Don't miss the night walk tour where you'll see the rainforest's nocturnal inhabitants, like owls and bandicoots, at their most active.

Tammar wallaby, Exceptional Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island, SA. © Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Tammar wallaby, Exceptional Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Fun fact

Emus and kangaroos were both chosen to appear on Australia's Coat of Arms because they can't move backwards easily, representing a nation that's always moving forward.

Australian sea lion, Australian Coastal Safaris, Eyre Peninsula, SA. © Australian Wildlife Journeys

Australian sea lion, Australian Coastal Safaris, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Tasmanian devil, Premier Travel Tasmania, TAS. © Australian Wildlife Journeys

Tasmanian devil, Premier Travel Tasmania, Tasmania

Common wombat, The Maria Island Walk, Maria Island, TAS. © The Maria Island Walk

Common wombat, The Maria Island Walk, Maria Island, Tasmania

Travel tip

This tour will also give you a taste of Tasmania's abundant local produce, including candlelit dinners under the stars each night.

Koala, Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours, You Yangs, VIC. © Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

Koala, Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours, You Yangs, Victoria

 Whale shark, Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo, Ningaloo Marine Park, WA. © Exmouth Diving Centre

Whale shark, Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo, Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia

Killer whale, Naturaliste Charters, Bremer Canyon, WA © Naturaliste Charters

Killer whale, Naturaliste Charters, Bremer Canyon, West Australia

Brush-tailed possum, Boutique Wildlife Tours, Southern Highlands, NSW © Boutique Wildlife Tours

Brush-tailed possum, Boutique Wildlife Tours, Southern Highlands, New South Wales