Australian Geographic Curated Travel
Here at Australian Geographic, we have put together unique and authentic trips for our readers and anyone who is interested in exploring the fauna and flora, the history and culture of Australia. All trips have been curated with an emphasis on discovering hidden gems off the usual beaten track, and offering sustainable travel experiences that would be very hard to find anywhere else. We have carefully selected destinations, accommodation and the best local guides.
Please be aware that when given the choice between creature comforts and authenticity, we have always opted for the latter. Our trips aren’t particularly strenuous and are well suited for travellers of average physical ability. They appeal to travellers with a taste for venturing into the more regional and remote areas of Australia, and to those who will happily choose the sightings of rare birds or rarely seen Indigenous art over five star spa experiences.
We have taken the utmost care in not only in selecting our itineraries but also in ensuring the safety of our travellers, including the implementation of plans for COVID-safe travelling.
Find out more about our upcoming trips.
Kakadu and Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
SEE SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES and experience the world’s oldest living culture firsthand as we take you on a remote journey into the Northern Territory’s Top End. Our exclusive itinerary provides travellers with an intimate glimpse into the lives of Aboriginal people and offers the opportunity to meet and interact on their home soil.
You’ll also experience some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia as we travel through Kakadu and off the beaten track into Arnhem Land. On this 4WD safari you’ll be encouraged to really experience ‘country’ and go beyond just looking by smelling, listening, touching and even tasting things along the way. This will be a true, authentic Northern Territory experience.
Maria Island Walk, Tasmania
RECOGNISED AS ONE OF Australia’s truly outstanding experiences, the four-day Maria Island Walk is a delightful blend of rare wildlife, fascinating history, island tranquillity and gourmet delights.
Set on a beautiful island national park off Tasmania’s east coast, small groups of just 10 guests and two friendly guides explore the pristine beaches, tall ancient forests and world heritage sites by day before, each night, relaxing at a mouthwatering candlelit dinner.
Maria Island is a Noah’s Ark for rare animals and birds, some of which are found nowhere else. It is known as one of, if not the best, places in Australia to see wombats in the wild.
Raymond Island, Victoria
THIS SPECIAL TRIP to Raymond Island allows you to become involved and provide assistance in a region that suffered horrendous wildlife losses as a result of the 2019–20 bushfires. These fires destroyed nearly 2 million hectares of forest in the far southeastern corner of Australia and killed untold millions of wild animals.
Raymond Island itself was not burnt and has now become a significant island ark for many species of plants and animals including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and many bird species. Echidna Walkabout and their not-for-profit Koala Clancy Foundation, have teamed up with the local Landcare group and concerned residents to set up a wild koala research project on the island. Data they collect will be collated by the new koala conservation group on the island – including tree species preference, behaviour, identification of individuals and evidence of koalas drinking stemflow (water moving down the stem). They take walks through the forest spotting koalas in the wild. They may also see echidnas, swamp wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos and many colourful parrots, honeyeaters and seabirds, which you can help record for conservation purposes.
Conservation Travel is all about making a difference by getting out into the bush and affecting real change. It’s about working with locals who know the area and how they can fix the problems, but need help to do so.