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Naturewise Conservation Holidays are offering the opportunity to venture beyond the reserve management gates of stunning Tidbinbilla in an exclusive, behind the scenes wildlife experience. Nestled between Tidbinbilla and Gibraltar Ranges, the reserve forms part of the Australian Alps National Parks, a series of parks and reserves that span Australia's high country. The Australian Alps are National Heritage listed, recognising that their natural and cultural values are of outstanding national significance. Tidbinbilla currently has twenty one Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in ca..more
El Questro Wilderness Park is preparing to open for its 20th season in April - the official end of the annual wet season, leaving gorges and rivers full, and wildlife in full bloom. El Questro Homestead occupies a pocket of luxury in the Kimberley region in the million acre El Questro Wilderness Park, 110 km from Kununurra. Guests staying at the exclusive Homestead in 2011 will be invited to join Executive Chef Alan Groom in the kitchen to learn his culinary tips. The luxury six-room Homestead is dramatically cantilevered over the Chamberlain River, set amid a landscape of sa..more
NINGALOO'S first whale shark of 2011 has been spotted off the coast of Exmouth, hailing the early start of the annual whale shark season. The four metre juvenile was sighted in the Ningaloo Marine Park, just outside the reef on 15 February - an earlier than usual start to the season. Australia's Coral Coast Chief Executive Officer, Mr David O'Malley said the whale shark season at the Ningaloo Marine Park was becoming longer and more successful each year. "Whale sharks have arrived earlier than previous years and hopefully they'll be around for a long season again this year," M..more
To celebrate the 80th anniversary since the first Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, Philip Island Nature Parks are marking this milestone by declaring March, ' Penguin Month'. Throughout 'Penguin Month' a range of daily activities, tours and events for children and families will be held at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Koala Conservation Centre, The Nobbies and Penguin Parade. PLAY 'Old Fashioned Games' and practice 'Butter Churning' at Churchill Island Heritage Farm DISCOVER the mystery behind the life of the playful Australian Fur Seal at 'Seal Secrets' MEET our lovable l..more
Following the sell-out success of Great Southern Rail's newest and most exclusive rail journey, The Southern Spirit, Great Southern Rail have just released a limited number of departure dates for a further travel season from November 2011 to February 2012. The new Southern Spirit explores the path less travelled taking in the sights and delights of four states as it winds through the Great Dividing Range and along Australia's Eastern Seaboard. The Southern Spirit makes a number of whistle stops enroute including The Grampians, The Murray River, the Hunter Valley and Byron Bay as it..more