The sprawling continent of Australia, with its unique landscape of deserts, rugged mountains, tropical rainforests, and colorful reefs, is a mecca of biodiversity and an adventure ideal for any traveler. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and swim among the vibrant sea life that inhabits the waters of the world’s largest coral reef or journey to the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, the Daintree, to hike among 135-million-year-old vegetation and observe the hundreds of species that dwell in the jungle.
Australia offers an array of outdoor activities, whether it’s sailing around uninhabited islands or hiking through South Australia on the Heysen Trail. Australia’s Red Centre is a classic desert outback rich with traditional Aboriginal culture and history. With all of the diversity that Australia has to offer travelers are likely to witness several of the continent’s native species. Common wildlife includes koalas, wombats, kangaroos, and Tasmanian Devils. Birding in Australia holds the potential for spotting some of the country’s more than 800 species of avifauna, including Kookaburra, Fairy Penguin, and 55 types of parrots. When snorkeling around Australia’s coast, be on the lookout for a variety of marine life ranging from clown fish to whale sharks. When traveling with Holbrook, visitors will explore the natural beauty and incredible biodiversity of Australia, leaving with a memorable experience of the land down under.