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For most of us, a dream vacation to Australia conjures up images of one-of-a-kind wildlife that is endemic to the continent, as well as the array of ocean animals that swim offshore.
A trip Down Under simply wouldn’t be complete without some sort of sensational animal spotting.
Australian vacations can be an equally amazing opportunity to spot these amazing animals while also helping the wildlife conservationists working to preserve them for future generations to enjoy.
When you pursue Australian wildlife encounters with conservationists as your guides, the experience automatically comes with a wealth of interesting knowledge and know-how.
After all, these passionate folks spend their professional lives studying and protecting the animals they love!
In short, meeting up with wildlife conservationists adds an unforgettable element to any vacation to Australia. Their professional guidance adds so much more appreciation for the animals and color to the experience.
Fortunately, it’s an easy thing to do. Lots of environmental organizations offer awesome options for traveling Australia while also putting money towards the conservation of Australian animals.
Australian Wildlife Journeys is a fantastic place to begin the search, and what follows is a guide to five of their top conservation-focused tours…
1.Ultimate Hervey Bay Whale Watching
Queensland’s warm, shallow Hervey Bay is the first official Whale Heritage Site in the world. Thousands of Humpback Whales visit its waters every year between July and October.
The Humpback Whales in Hervey Bay are renowned for being extraordinarily active. Breaches, tail slaps, and whale songs are very common here.
Hervey Bay is famed for its whale “muggings,” which is when whales are so curious that they stay near the vessel. By regulation, captains must wait for them to be at least 100 meters away before using the engines.
This bay is part of the Great Sandy Marine Park, so it also has plenty of Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Dugongs, and sea birds to see during your visit.
The Pacific Whale Foundation is an international NGO that has been conducting research in Hervey Bay for 30+ years now. In 2011, Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures Australia was…