Embark on an expedition to explore Australia’s unique and incredible western side. Explore tropical Darwin’s monsoon woodlands and mangrove forests for Australian endemics. Witness the return of thousands of Asian shorebirds to Broome, the shorebird capital of Australia. Explore Kakadu National Park with its lush wetlands, the dramatic Arnhem Land Escarpment, and discover the flora, fauna, and endemic birds of the region. Experience the unique plants and wildlife of the Southwest’s heath scrub and tall eucalyptus forests, including several notable endemics.

Those who choose can join us for a post-tour extension to Adelaide’s wine country and museums; followed by a visit to Kangaroo Island where naturalists and photographers find penguins, numerous nature reserves, and stunning coastal rock formations!

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxing harbor cruise and lunch aboard ship while in tropical Darwin
  • Explore ancient Aboriginal art galleries that are centuries old
  • Spend four days exploring the remote Kimberley’s rugged landscapes and fascinating wildlife
  • Immerse yourself in thousands of shorebirds in Broome
  • Discover the unique habitats of Perth and the South Coast, ranging from dry scrub to lush Eucalyptus forests; here we find Jarrah and Karri trees, the tallest flowering plants on Earth
  • Observe Thrombalites, “rock” formations actually made up of colonies of micro-organisms, the oldest living life-form in the world

Photo credits: Banner: Australian Sunset by Greg Smith; Little Corella by Greg Smith; Birding Perth by Lynn Feryus; Southern Right Whale by Greg Smith; Red-backed Fairy Wren by Peg Abbott; Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Blue-faced Honeyeater by Peg Abbott; Scenic, Naturalist Journeys Stock.