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.

Western Australia Vacation - Golden Outback Drive
Lucky Bay, Western Australia. Image: Tourism WA
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Starting at $1099

Western Australia Discovery: Golden Outback Road Trip

Discover classic outback scenery, colonial history, beautiful beaches, and more on this road trip through Australia’s Golden Outback. Western Australia is full of quirky little towns with local charm you won’t find anywhere else! Begin your journey by driving from Perth to Corrigin. This town in the Golden Outback is famous for its Dog Cemetery. Read More…

Trip Type: Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife & Wilderness

Bungle Bungle Range, Western Australia. Image: Tourism Western Australia
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Starting at $1899

Western Australia Discovery: Kimberley Adventure

An ancient landscape covering hundreds of thousands of square kilometers, the Kimberley is one of the world’s most precious wilderness regions. Here you’ll find prolific wildlife, majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes, and several outback stations. Explore the Kimberley region in comfort at Kimberley Grande Resort. At this tranquil oasis, you’ll get a true sense of place Read More…

Trip Type: Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife & Wilderness

Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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

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Starting at $4399

Tasmania Vacation Packages: Wildlife & Wilderness

Tasmania is reputed to have the cleanest air and water, and the most pristine wilderness scenery on the planet. For these avid photographers from Denver, this was one of our favorite Tasmania vacation packages.  It was a way to get out and see the best of it. We started them at the lovely Cradle Mountain Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

Australia Island Vacation: Reef, Wildlife, and Sydney
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

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Starting at $4789

South Island New Zealand Vacation: Wildlife, Adventure and Luxury Lodges

This South Island New Zealand vacation was planned for a honeymoon couple from Indiana.  They really wanted see the highlights of the South Island, some New Zealand marine life and stay in some fabulously unique lodges.  So we started them the quaint Scottish village of Dunedin at the Kaimata Lodge.  Kaimata Retreat is a timber Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $5199

Rainforest Vacation Packages: Reef, Rainforest, Outback, and Wildlife

For one of our favorite rainforest vacation packages, we sent two sisters from Maine on this Australian vacation.  From ancient rainforest to the teeming barrier reef to the remote Outback to Kangaroo Island (the Galapagos of Australia) to the relaxed city of Melbourne, this itinerary took them out and about to the best places to see Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

New Zealand Adventure - Penguins, Fiordlands, Wilderness - Cathedral Cove Rotorua See Trip Details
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

Australia and Cook Islands - Vacation - Luxury Getaway See Trip Details
Starting at $6699

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