Safari In Australia

There is nothing quite as exhilarating as observing wild Australian flora and fauna from an open-topped Land Cruiser, the sensation of wind in your hair - the scent of earth and eucalyptus both humbling and life affirming. The word “safari” originates in Africa and means “journey” in Swahili. Australian safaris evoke a great sense of adventure, the rough and ready freedom to explore the vast beauty of the Australian landscapes and the privilege and space to disconnect from the demands of daily life.

In the capable hands of knowledgeable field guides, 4WD tracks lead to exclusive and secret spots - areas inaccessible by regular vehicles. The exhilarating ride through unknown territory fully immerses you in awe-inspiring landscapes and the remoteness and privacy off the beaten track grants a true reconnection with nature.

Australian safari journeys offer interpretive experiences with private and specialist guides, amid extraordinary and unique landscapes and fragile ecosystems. In some locations, experiencing Country through the lens of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander guide adds a layer of appreciation and understanding to the intrinsic relationship between ourselves and the natural environment - a journey that aims to highlight conservation and community.

Appreciate the slow moments, the quiet moments, the small moments, when the world seemingly stands still - a mob of kangaroos in the early morning mist, pause from grazing to gaze back at you as flocks of birds take to the wing, echoing through the valley. The moment passes as you cruise on by, but the tangible feeling and echo of connection lasts long after you return.

Few travel experiences compare to seeing the incredibly diverse wilderness of Australia up close, be it floodplain savannah, expansive desert outback, thick stringybark forests or dramatic coastal cliffs. There aren’t too many superior ways to end the day than enjoying sundowner drinks with an intimate group of like-minded travellers, dusty and smiling from a day on Australian safari.

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An immersive exhibition that showcases a myriad of native wildlife including cassowaries, marsupial tree kangaroos and koalas.  More »

An immersive exhibition that showcases a myriad of native wildlife including cassowaries, marsupial tree kangaroos … More »

An immersive exhibition that showcases a myriad of native wildlife including cassowaries, marsupial tree kangaroos and koalas.  More »

Visit in late winter and witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the pindan earth, rugged canyons and the turquoise … More »

Visit in late winter and witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the pindan earth, … More »

Visit in late winter and witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the pindan earth, rugged canyons and the turquoise sea. More »

All year round, but their furred and feathered friends are especially active from September to December. More »

All year round, but their furred and feathered friends are especially active from September to … More »

All year round, but their furred and feathered friends are especially active from September to December. More »

You’ll see kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies, possibly even wedge-tailed eagles. Visit the Wollemi Pine Grove to see one of the … More »

You’ll see kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies, possibly even wedge-tailed eagles. Visit the Wollemi Pine Grove … More »

You’ll see kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies, possibly even wedge-tailed eagles. Visit the Wollemi Pine Grove to see one of the world’s rarest trees. More »

Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different animal and bird species. More »

Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different … More »

Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different animal and bird species. More »

Widely regarded as Australia's Galapagos, native animals including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and echidnas can all be found in abundance on … More »

Widely regarded as Australia's Galapagos, native animals including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and echidnas can all … More »

Widely regarded as Australia's Galapagos, native animals including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and echidnas can all be found in abundance on Kangaroo Island. More »

Wildlife Tour at The Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, a once in a lifetime experience and a must for international guests. More »

Wildlife Tour at The Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, a once in a lifetime experience and … More »

Wildlife Tour at The Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, a once in a lifetime experience and a must for international guests. More »

Take in the KI coastline, visiting secluded beaches and encountering dolphins and a variety of seabirds along the way, including sea eagles, … More »

Take in the KI coastline, visiting secluded beaches and encountering dolphins and a variety of seabirds along … More »

Take in the KI coastline, visiting secluded beaches and encountering dolphins and a variety of seabirds along the way, including sea eagles, albatross and pelicans. More »

An El Questro ranger will take your family on a private cruise of this 3 km fresh waterhole in the … More »

An El Questro ranger will take your family on a private cruise of this 3 … More »

An El Questro ranger will take your family on a private cruise of this 3 km fresh waterhole in the Homestead’s private “dinghy”. More »

Rugged topography provides spectacular panoramic vistas watching the rich red light of dusk against the Elder Range and Wilpena Pound. More »

Rugged topography provides spectacular panoramic vistas watching the rich red light of dusk against the … More »

Rugged topography provides spectacular panoramic vistas watching the rich red light of dusk against the Elder Range and Wilpena Pound. More »

Achingly beautiful surrounds, incredible wildlife and birdlife, and a cuppa never tasted so good.  More »

Achingly beautiful surrounds, incredible wildlife and birdlife, and a cuppa never tasted so good.  More »

Achingly beautiful surrounds, incredible wildlife and birdlife, and a cuppa never tasted so good.  More »

Immerse yourself in the stone country of Kakadu and one of Australia's greatest strongholds of Aboriginal rock art and culture. More »

Immerse yourself in the stone country of Kakadu and one of Australia's greatest strongholds of … More »

Immerse yourself in the stone country of Kakadu and one of Australia's greatest strongholds of Aboriginal rock art and culture. More »

Tropical North Queensland comes to life in a number of tailored helicopter experiences. More »

Tropical North Queensland comes to life in a number of tailored helicopter experiences. More »

Tropical North Queensland comes to life in a number of tailored helicopter experiences. More »

An Arkaba walking safari is an opportunity to experience the sights and sounds, the scale and the space of outback … More »

An Arkaba walking safari is an opportunity to experience the sights and sounds, the scale … More »

An Arkaba walking safari is an opportunity to experience the sights and sounds, the scale and the space of outback Australia. More »

Navigate the boulder-strewn creeks and rugged dirt tracks of Northern Outback Queensland. More »

Navigate the boulder-strewn creeks and rugged dirt tracks of Northern Outback Queensland. More »

Navigate the boulder-strewn creeks and rugged dirt tracks of Northern Outback Queensland. More »

Picturesque high ranges, plateaus, gorges, valleys and creek lines of The Flinders Ranges provide a huge variety of habitat for … More »

Picturesque high ranges, plateaus, gorges, valleys and creek lines of The Flinders Ranges provide a … More »

Picturesque high ranges, plateaus, gorges, valleys and creek lines of The Flinders Ranges provide a huge variety of habitat for wildlife and on any given day a game drive will reveal Arkaba’s hidden treasures. More »

Observe an array of wildlife including 36 different bird species, Western Grey Kangaroos, Red Kangaroos, Common Wallaroos, Echidnas, Sand Goannas, … More »

Observe an array of wildlife including 36 different bird species, Western Grey Kangaroos, Red Kangaroos, … More »

Observe an array of wildlife including 36 different bird species, Western Grey Kangaroos, Red Kangaroos, Common Wallaroos, Echidnas, Sand Goannas, Bearded Dragons, Shingleback Skinks and the Tawny Dragon endemic to Australia.  More »

Arkaba Conservancy have long been welcoming families who seek to share quality family time in beautiful surrounds of nature and … More »

Arkaba Conservancy have long been welcoming families who seek to share quality family time in … More »

Arkaba Conservancy have long been welcoming families who seek to share quality family time in beautiful surrounds of nature and wildlife. More »

On this leisurely quad bike safari, Bamurru Plains guests gain exclusive access to some favourite secret spots, areas inaccessible by … More »

On this leisurely quad bike safari, Bamurru Plains guests gain exclusive access to some favourite … More »

On this leisurely quad bike safari, Bamurru Plains guests gain exclusive access to some favourite secret spots, areas inaccessible by the camp's regular 4WD vehicles. More »

Journey out with one of the lodge's knowledgeable guides in an open-top 4X4 safari vehicle to gain a unique insight … More »

Journey out with one of the lodge's knowledgeable guides in an open-top 4X4 safari vehicle … More »

Journey out with one of the lodge's knowledgeable guides in an open-top 4X4 safari vehicle to gain a unique insight into the Top End's fragile ecosystem and get up close to estuarine crocodiles, wild horses … More »

Take in the impressive landscape of the Bungle Bungle Range via exclusive helicopter access, before transferring to a private 4-wheel … More »

Take in the impressive landscape of the Bungle Bungle Range via exclusive helicopter access, before … More »

Take in the impressive landscape of the Bungle Bungle Range via exclusive helicopter access, before transferring to a private 4-wheel drive to continue the tour of the spectacular beehive domes that form the extraordinary beauty … More »

Take a scenic helicopter flight into Queensland High Country to experience koalas in their natural habitat and enjoy an award-winning … More »

Take a scenic helicopter flight into Queensland High Country to experience koalas in their natural … More »

Take a scenic helicopter flight into Queensland High Country to experience koalas in their natural habitat and enjoy an award-winning lunch for two at Homage restaurant. More »

Take a geological journey through ancient formations, 525 to 640 million years old and observe the Endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby in … More »

Take a geological journey through ancient formations, 525 to 640 million years old and observe … More »

Take a geological journey through ancient formations, 525 to 640 million years old and observe the Endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby in it's natural habitat. More »

Gain insight into the language, history and traditions of the local Wiradjuri people who have lived in harmony with the … More »

Gain insight into the language, history and traditions of the local Wiradjuri people who have … More »

Gain insight into the language, history and traditions of the local Wiradjuri people who have lived in harmony with the Blue Mountains for thousands of years. More »

Indigenous Wiradjuri elder Sharon Riley leads an exclusive bushwalking journey to the sacred rock-art sites of her people and shares … More »

Indigenous Wiradjuri elder Sharon Riley leads an exclusive bushwalking journey to the sacred rock-art sites … More »

Indigenous Wiradjuri elder Sharon Riley leads an exclusive bushwalking journey to the sacred rock-art sites of her people and shares the cultural significance of Wolgan Valley. More »

4WD Adventure and spectacular scenery makes this guided tour an unforgettable outback experience. More »

4WD Adventure and spectacular scenery makes this guided tour an unforgettable outback experience. More »

4WD Adventure and spectacular scenery makes this guided tour an unforgettable outback experience. More »

Be immersed in the rich cultural history of the region as Wadandi custodian Josh “Koomal” Whiteland introduces you to the … More »

Be immersed in the rich cultural history of the region as Wadandi custodian Josh “Koomal” … More »

Be immersed in the rich cultural history of the region as Wadandi custodian Josh “Koomal” Whiteland introduces you to the world’s oldest living culture.  More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the Top End wetlands. More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the … More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the Top End wetlands. More »

An opportunity to connect with the land through Aboriginal stories and learn of the deep interconnectedness that Adnyamathanha Elder Pauline … More »

An opportunity to connect with the land through Aboriginal stories and learn of the deep … More »

An opportunity to connect with the land through Aboriginal stories and learn of the deep interconnectedness that Adnyamathanha Elder Pauline McKenzie holds with Ikara - Flinders Ranges. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of time gone by and your … More »

Sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of … More »

Sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of time gone by and your own connection to Country. More »

Fly by helicopter to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, with stunning aerial views of Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the … More »

Fly by helicopter to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, with stunning aerial views of Heart … More »

Fly by helicopter to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, with stunning aerial views of Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Passage en route. More »

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies often spotted around the lodge … More »

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies … More »

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies often spotted around the lodge and frequent opportunities to sight rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras and noisy friar birds. More »

Take to the sky with a scenic helicopter flight like no other. More »

Take to the sky with a scenic helicopter flight like no other. More »

Take to the sky with a scenic helicopter flight like no other. More »

Join a camel train through red dune country, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a stunning backdrop. More »

Join a camel train through red dune country, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a … More »

Join a camel train through red dune country, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a stunning backdrop. More »

This experience includes viewings of Indigenous sites, information on edible/medicinal wild plants, a didgeridoo lesson and a traditional fire-making session. … More »

This experience includes viewings of Indigenous sites, information on edible/medicinal wild plants, a didgeridoo lesson … More »

This experience includes viewings of Indigenous sites, information on edible/medicinal wild plants, a didgeridoo lesson and a traditional fire-making session. More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks across the island and at … More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks … More »

Resident Naturalists share their knowledge and passion of local flora and fauna with guided walks across the island and at pre-dinner video and talk presentations.  More »

Heli-camping provides another element to an unforgettable experience in Australia's Kimberley region. More »

Heli-camping provides another element to an unforgettable experience in Australia's Kimberley region. More »

Heli-camping provides another element to an unforgettable experience in Australia's Kimberley region. More »

Embrace your inner explorer and ‘Heli Hike’ along the spine of Arkaba's very own rainbow-hued Elder Range. More »

Embrace your inner explorer and ‘Heli Hike’ along the spine of Arkaba's very own rainbow-hued … More »

Embrace your inner explorer and ‘Heli Hike’ along the spine of Arkaba's very own rainbow-hued Elder Range. More »

Each TRUE NORTH itinerary in The Kimberley features opportunity to admire pristine examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style art. … More »

Each TRUE NORTH itinerary in The Kimberley features opportunity to admire pristine examples of both Wandjina … More »

Each TRUE NORTH itinerary in The Kimberley features opportunity to admire pristine examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style art. The best time to see rock art is during the cooler months from May to … More »

For some of the best birds-eye views in Australia you can’t miss an air safari over Lake Eyre. More »

For some of the best birds-eye views in Australia you can’t miss an air safari … More »

For some of the best birds-eye views in Australia you can’t miss an air safari over Lake Eyre. More »

Let one of Bamurru’s field guides drop you at The Hide to enjoy a romantic lunch and afternoon siesta with … More »

Let one of Bamurru’s field guides drop you at The Hide to enjoy a romantic … More »

Let one of Bamurru’s field guides drop you at The Hide to enjoy a romantic lunch and afternoon siesta with just the sounds and sights of the floodplain to keep you company.   More »

Each June, Richard I’Anson, author of Lonely Planet’s guide to Travel Photography, leads guests on a five-day photographic experience. More »

Each June, Richard I’Anson, author of Lonely Planet’s guide to Travel Photography, leads guests on … More »

Each June, Richard I’Anson, author of Lonely Planet’s guide to Travel Photography, leads guests on a five-day photographic experience. More »

Guests discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. More »

Guests discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. More »

Guests discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. More »

Explore the magnificent nocturnal world of the Blue Mountains, where the native wildlife is most active and the stars shine … More »

Explore the magnificent nocturnal world of the Blue Mountains, where the native wildlife is most … More »

Explore the magnificent nocturnal world of the Blue Mountains, where the native wildlife is most active and the stars shine brightly. More »

The tour begins as the sun begins its slow descent towards the horizon, eventually casting a golden hue across the … More »

The tour begins as the sun begins its slow descent towards the horizon, eventually casting … More »

The tour begins as the sun begins its slow descent towards the horizon, eventually casting a golden hue across the ancient sandstone of the escarpments. More »

A half-day experience exclusive to Lodge guests, providing a spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, maritime heritage and stunning coastal … More »

A half-day experience exclusive to Lodge guests, providing a spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, … More »

A half-day experience exclusive to Lodge guests, providing a spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, maritime heritage and stunning coastal landscapes. More »

Revel in a sumptuous lunch at Maggie Beer’s Farm, sample the many delights of famed Kangaroo Island and wash down … More »

Revel in a sumptuous lunch at Maggie Beer’s Farm, sample the many delights of famed … More »

Revel in a sumptuous lunch at Maggie Beer’s Farm, sample the many delights of famed Kangaroo Island and wash down oysters with champagne in beautiful Coffin Bay. More »

An exciting 4x4 sunset tour to Ryans Ridge for a sense of adventure and luxury as you soak up the … More »

An exciting 4x4 sunset tour to Ryans Ridge for a sense of adventure and luxury … More »

An exciting 4x4 sunset tour to Ryans Ridge for a sense of adventure and luxury as you soak up the splendor of the Scenic Rim. More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic structures then back again to … More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic … More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic structures then back again to first flowers in October meaning the rains are near. More »

Between March-September, The Kimberley Ultimate is True North Adventure Cruises’ flagship adventure. More »

Between March-September, The Kimberley Ultimate is True North Adventure Cruises’ flagship adventure. More »

Between March-September, The Kimberley Ultimate is True North Adventure Cruises’ flagship adventure. More »

Experience the emotive beauty that accompanies the end of the wet season onboard TRUE NORTH's The Kimberley Waterfalls itinerary. More »

Experience the emotive beauty that accompanies the end of the wet season onboard TRUE NORTH's … More »

Experience the emotive beauty that accompanies the end of the wet season onboard TRUE NORTH's The Kimberley Waterfalls itinerary. More »

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