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Wildlife Parks, Eco-Accommodation, Wildlife Tours
in Australia or led by Australian Operators

Australia is different!  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 87% of Australia’s mammals, 45% of its birds, 93% of its reptiles, 94% of its amphibians, 85% of the inshore fish in southern, temperate-zone waters, and 86% of vascular plants are endemic: that is, they are found nowhere else.

Australian habitats include snow-capped mountains, mountain heaths, tropical rainforest, Eucalyptus forests and woodlands, sandy or stony deserts, low arid shrublands,salt lakes, freshwater lakes,  desert grasses, tropical and subtropical coral reefs, species-rich temperate marine habitats, and more, with many variations on each. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, with a high diversity of species and associated habitats.

 

Finding what to do in Australia (where to see, what to do, where to stay)

Region (learn a little about the wildlife, habitats and opportunities each state or territory, and find a list of our members offering tours, accommodation or attractions (e.g. wildlife parks) 

Western Australia,            Northern Territory,             Queensland,

South Australia                 New South Wales,               ACT,

Victoria,                            Tasmania,

Australia-wide.                  international wildlife tours led by Wildlife Tourism Australia members

Also, click here for a map showing the spread of member businesses throughout Australia  

 

Activities on tour or at accommodation and wildlife parks:

Birdwatching,               Hiking/Trekking,                  

Cruising,                       Diving/snorkelling

(General wildlife viewing and photography  not listed here, as that would include most of our members)

 

Popular animals and habitats:

Kangaroos/wallabies,                          Koala,                                                 Wombat,

Platypus,                                             Nocturnal birds animals,                     Marine mammals

Crocodiles                                           Rare or threatened species,

Captive settings (zoo, wildlife park)

Rainforest,                                          Open forest and woodland  (Eucalyptus etc)

Freshwater lakes, swamps etc           Outback (arid and semi-arid) habitats

Marine (coral reefs, other)

 

Other information about Australia

Cities and other major locations

Also see: Australia’s National Landscapes http://155.187.2.69/parks/national-landscapes/index.html  

 

 

 

 

Areas recognized as biodiversity “hotspots” (see http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/conservation/hotspots/national-biodiversityhotspots for details)

 

 

 

 

 

 

An approximation of he Australian climatic and biogeographic regions classified by Burbidge in the Australian Journal of Botany, 1960  http://www.publish.csiro.au/bt/BT9600075 The smudged green area halfway up the east coast is called the McPherson MacLeay overlap, an overlapping of tropical and temperate zones conveying a high biodiversity to the region