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Tourism Australia launches Australian Wildlife Collection

Tourism Australia launches Australian Wildlife Collection | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Nothing sells Australia more effectively than a cute koala or wayward wombat, and now Tourism Australia is making it easier for visitors to get up and close with native fauna. A dozen 'wildlife in the wild' encounters rated best in class have been brought under one umbrella known as the Australian Wildlife Collection. The independently-run experiences all have one thing in common: a commitment to conservation. Representing every state, the encounters allow visitors to interact with wildlife in their natural habitat, from swimming with whale sharks and humpbacks on Ningaloo Reef to photographing sea lions and kangaroos on Kangaroo Island. "For 38 per cent of travellers, world-class nature is the most important factor when choosing their holiday destination after safety and security, and value for money," said Tourism Australia's Managing Director. Find out more.

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New Kimberley Marine Park to rival GBR - Australian Geographic

New Kimberley Marine Park to rival GBR - Australian Geographic | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The roll-out of Australia's second-largest marine park has begun in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

 

Set to be the second largest marine park in Australia after the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Kimberley Marine Park will eventually encompass the majority of the Kimberley region’s waters, extending from Eighty Mile Beach south of Broome, to the top of the state, just past Kununurra.

 

The Kimberley is an internationally recognised hotspot for coral diversity, and home to six of the world’s seven marine turtle species. The region also provides a refuge for dugongs, whales, dolphins and sharks.


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Wildlife encounter of an Australian kind

Wildlife encounter of an Australian kind | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

There is a lot more to Australia’s wildlife than people initially think, with most envisaging bounding kangaroos, cuddly koalas or perhaps the dangerous sharks, spiders or crocodiles that more than often make the news headlines. In reality, Australia is home to 378 mammal species, 828 bird species, 4000 fish species, 300 types of lizards, 140 snakes and two crocodile species - not to mention around 50 types of marine mammal. Distinctive and diverse, Australia offers some amazing wildlife experiences, including:


  • Kangaroo Island is Australia's zoo without fences and the one-stop shop for native wildlife. The island is home to not only kangaroos, but also koalas, wallabies, penguins, echidnas and birdlife. Stroll on the beach among a colony of endangered Australian Seal Lions at Seal Bay and get up close with the other Australian animals across the island.
  • Shark Tank at Port Lincoln: for those looking for an adrenalin pumping experience, go face-to-face with one of the world's most feared predators - the Great White Shark.
  • Ninety minutes from Melbourne lies Phillip Island, where wildlife viewing is a daily evening ritual, where you can witness little fairy penguins make their pilgrimage along the beach to their sand burrows.
  • Travel north from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges and meet brilliantly coloured parrots, yellow-footed rock wallabies, kangaroos and emus living around the natural amphitheatre.
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