Wildlife & Wilderness

Visiting a zoo is not the same as voyaging into the wild. Let Down Under Endeavours take you to a world of epic landscapes and animal encounters. Kayak among fur seals in the quiet mist of New Zealand’s fjords or hear the lion’s roar on a South African safari. Dive the vibrant depths of the Great Barrier Reef or snorkel through the impossible blue of Fiji’s sea caves. Cuddle a koala or wombat or keep a careful distance from crocodiles in Kakadu. Rise early for a champagne breakfast with kangaroos in the Outback or hike through the night to spot the endangered Tasmanian Devil.  Swim with the wild dolphins in Kaikoura in New Zealand or travel to Perth to see the elusive Quokka.

Down Under Endeavours handcrafts luxury wildlife vacations designed around your wants, needs, timeframe and budget. To get a taste of what’s possible, check out these sample itineraries. Have a look, see what catches your eye, then chat to the Down Under team to custom-create your itinerary. Occasionally, we offer traditional “package” vacations focused on a special event. But those are the exception, not the rule.  Our wildlife vacations will be your trip of a lifetime and will be unique to you.

Port Lincoln, South Australia. Image: Tourism South Australia
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Starting at $2299

Best of Australia: Western Australia and South Australia Vacation

Discover unique flavors and hidden gems in Western Australia and South Australia. This vacation features beautiful beaches, delicious food and wine, and up-close wildlife encounters!



Trip Type: Cities, Food and Wine, Wildlife & Wilderness

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Image: Tourism Queensland
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Starting at $3699

Australia Highlights Travel Package: Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

Short on time? Hit the top highlights of Australia: the Great Barrier Reef and sunny Sydney! Explore ancient rainforests, deserted beaches, and mountains where you can see wild koalas.

Trip Type: Highlights, Cities, Wildlife & Wilderness

Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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Starting at $4250

Honeymoon Adventure: New Zealand and Cook Islands

We designed this Honeymoon Adventure: New Zealand and Cook Islands package for a couple in their 30s from Austin, Texas. They couldn’t decide if they wanted a tropical getaway or an adventurous New Zealand vacation for their honeymoon, so we gave them both! They spent a week and a half exploring New Zealand, then had a relaxing 4 Read More…



Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Islands, Beaches & Reefs, Romantic Getaways

Tasmanian Devil, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Image: Tourism Tasmania
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Starting at $4399

Tasmania Vacation Packages: Wildlife and Wilderness

Discover pristine wilderness made of dramatic mountains, clear lakes, rugged coasts, and white beaches. Plus, enjoy privately guided wilderness experiences where you can get up close to your favorite Australian animals.



Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Outdoor Adventure

Sydney, New South Wales
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Starting at $4699

Australia Island Vacation: Reef, Wildlife, and Sydney

Hit the highlights of Australia in style. A local lunch cruise in Sydney, an exclusive retreat on the Great Barrier Reef, and an expertly guided wildlife tour on Kangaroo Island will make your Australia Island Vacation one to remember!

Trip Type: Highlights, Islands, Beaches & Reefs, Wildlife & Wilderness, Family Travel

Exploring the West Coast. Image: Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
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Starting at $4899

New Zealand Vacation: Off the Beaten Track Adventure

This New Zealand Vacation: Off the Beaten Track Adventure was designed for a honeymoon couple from Los Angeles. They were avid hikers, and they wanted to experience beautiful wilderness and outdoor adventures away from the usual tourist areas. We sent them on a road trip to some of the most breathtaking parts of the South Island Read More…



Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Outdoor Adventure

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Starting at $5499

New Zealand Adventure: Penguins, Fiordlands, and Wilderness

This New Zealand Adventure package was planned for a young couple from Milwaukee. They were fascinated with wildlife and beautiful scenery, so we created this New Zealand Adventure package to take them to some of New Zealand’s most scenic areas. They started their adventure in pristine Arthur’s Pass for a private nature hike and beautiful mountain views. From Read More…



Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $5599

New Zealand Honeymoon Package: Romantic Adventure

Go off the beaten path on this New Zealand Honeymoon Package. Discover New Zealand’s wide range of natural wonders, from colorful volcanic formations to pristine alpine scenes. Boutique hotels and unique excursions provide a truly unforgettable experience.



Trip Type: Romantic Getaways, Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $6199

Australia and Cook Islands Getaway

Australia and the Cook Islands are a perfect pair for a traveler looking for outdoor adventure ending with tropical beach relaxation. We love this itinerary because it couples Tasmania – which gives the weekend warrior a chance to hike and enjoy the outdoors – with Sydney which is absolutely one of the most vibrant cities in the world. This travel package finishes with you relaxing on a beautiful white sand beach.

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Spa & Relaxation