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)
Click here to find tours, accommodation or attractions such as wildlife parks by Region: learn a little about the wildlife, habitats and opportunities each state or territory, and find a list of our members’ offerings.
See the submenus above (under Tours/Accom) to find
- Which of our members offer particular activities (birding, diving etc.) on tour or at accommodation and wildlife parks (General wildlife viewing and photography not listed, as that would include most of our members)
- Which of our members can show you popular animals( koala, platypus etc.)
- Which habitats (rainforest, marine etc.) provide settings for accommodation or attractions, or are included in our members’ tours
Other information about Australia
Cities and other major locations
Also see: Australia’s National Landscapes http://188.8.131.52/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