Australia’s Gawler Ranges
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If wildlife viewing is a priority for your holiday to Australia, consider taking a small group tour of the Gawler Ranges and surrounding region in South Australia. In the Gawler Ranges, three species of kangaroo can be seen, along with emus and over 100 species of birds. See the salt pan of Lake Gairdner, see wildflowers in spring, and stunning landscapes and vegetation year round. In Baird Bay, swim with a resident colony of sealions – these playful mammals love interaction, as well as bottle nose dolphins. Close to Port Lincoln, visit a colony of wild koalas, and from Port Lincoln itself, take an opportunity to go shark cage diving.
This whole region is very much ‘off the beaten track’ and as such is a chance to experience authentic Australia at its best – with friendly locals, fantastic scenery and a diverse range of wildlife.
Why not finish this experience with a trip over to Kangaroo Island – one third of the island is protected as conservation or National Park, and much of the island is still in its natural state – almost untouched wilderness. With seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, penguins and birds, the wildlife watching opportunities are plentiful on this diverse island.
Adelaide is the gateway to the region, and is reached by a number of international flights, as well as plenty of local flights.
South Australia works well as a stand alone itinerary, but can also be easily incorporated into a wider Australian holiday – for more information and ideas to make your bespoke tailor made holiday please give us a call on 01323 446550, email us at email@example.com or pop into our office in Hailsham.
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