For student groups visiting Australia, seeing Aussie wildlife always tops the list of things to do. Australia is king of the marsupials (pouch-dwellers like koalas and kangaroos) and monotremes (egg-laying mammals – the echinda and platypus) and hosts a collection of unusual animals found nowhere else on the planet. On tours with Small World Journeys, you can encounter locally endemic species, meet endangered wildlife, and discover the incomparable marine life of The Great Barrier Reef.
Our tours that include wildlife spotting and widlife interaction include:
Australia Highlights - 9 Day Adventure
9 Days / 8 Nights
Australia's Wild Country and Characters
Trips starting from: $1997 per student
Australia-New Zealand - 14 Day Adventure
14 days/13 nights
The Best of New Zealand and Australia!
Trips starting from: from $4698 AUD
Biology Camp - 7 Days
7 days/ 6 nights
A Comprehensive Camp for Biology Students
Trips starting from: $1568 per student
Australian Tropical Biology - 14 Day Adventure
14 Days / 13 Nights
Marine and Terrestrial Biology in the Tropics
Trips starting from: $3098 per student
Aussie Adventure - 12 Day Adventure
12 Days / 11 Nights
Sydney, The Gold Coast and Cairns: Adventure in Each Location
Trips starting from: $2965 per student
Best of Australia - 10 Day Adventure
10 days/9 nights
Unforgettable Sydney, Moreton Island, Rainforest, Outback and Reef
Trips starting from: $2780 per student
Outback, Reef and Rainforest - 7 Day Adventure
7 Days / 6 Nights
Three Diverse Regions Within One Compact Trip
Trips starting from: $1389 per student
Reef and Marine Studies - 6 Day Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Marine Science in Paradise
Trips starting from: $1296 per student
Community Service & Sustainability - 9 Day Adventure
9 Days / 8 Nights
Service Projects and Sustainability Learning in One Fun Trip
Trips starting from: $2226 per student
Sydney Spectacular - 6 Day Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Sydney's Art, Culture and History in a Fun Package
Trips starting from: $1195 per student
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Encounter Endemic and Endangered Wildlife
In the Wet Tropics UNESCO World Heritage area near Cairns, unique and beautiful creatures like the southern cassowary–a giant flightless bird with a brilliant blue head and neck–have become endangered. in the care of a naturalist guide, learn more about endemic species to the Wet Tropics, such as Boyd’s Forest Dragons, and look for these creatures in the wild.
Learn About the Creatures of The Great Barrier Reef
In the care of a marine biologist, learn The Great Barrier Reef’s main plant and animal groups, how to identify its fish, and even how to find “Nemo”. For more intense marine studies, snorkel or dive at the reef while learning about marine ecology, coral biology, phylogeny, ecosystems at risk: threatened species and the consequences of climate change on the reef, as well as the effects of ecotourism.
Study "Indicator" Species in Ecosystems at Risk
An indicator species, or bioindicator, is one that is sensitive to eonvironmental change and therefore can act as an early warning to monitoring biologists. Together with a naturalist guide, visit ecosystems at risk and study how the health and numbers of indicator species are analysed, and what they say about the overall condition of the environment.
Discover the Monotremes
Monotremes are one of nature’s bizarre but fascinating animal groups. Australia and Papua New Guinea have the only surviving examples of these unique egg-laying mammals! The echidna and the duck-billed platypus are notoriously shy, but with our naturalist guides, you may just spot one of these elusive creatures.
Cuddle Classic Aussie Creatures
Most visitors to Australia cannot resist having their photo taken with an adorable koala, a symbol of Australia and the most beloved marsupial. For the brave ones, have your photo taken with a baby crocodile or a slithering python.
Get Acquainted with Crocodiles
Look for crocs in the wild on an eco-friendly solar-powered river boat in Daintree National Park. An on board “croc-cam” lets you get up close and personal with these magnificent estuarine crocodiles. Alternatively, visit a crocodile farm to learn more about their mating and eating habits, how they catch their prey, and what they do for survival.
Photo Credit: Dr. Martin Cohen
Behind-the-Scenes Service Work at a Wildlife Park
Set up “camp” at a wildlife park that also serves as a hospital and rehabilitation centre for countless injured, sick, and orphaned animals. You get a special behind-the-scenes experience of the sanctuary at night and you stay in a sheltered area as a group. The next morning you have the opportunity to do service work that helps keep this sanctuary going. You may be asked to help with repairing enclosures for birds, landscape work in the open-air kangaroo area, or collecting gum tree leaves for the koalas’ food.
Interested, But Don’t Know Where to Start?
Even if you don’t see your group’s interest above, chances are we can make it happen. Our trips are hand-crafted for those who cannot find exactly what they want from the inflexible set itineraries of large tour operators.