Australia Zoo: Channel Your Inner Crocodile Hunter!

You can’t get a more quintessential Australian wildlife experience than visiting the Australia Zoo and seeing Steve Irwin’s legacy firsthand. The Australia Zoo, founded by the original Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, runs one of the largest wildlife conservation programs in the world. All money raised is put back into wildlife projects and conservation efforts around Read More…

What to Do in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is a stylish, sophisticated, and dynamic city with plenty to explore! Some of our favorite things to do in Melbourne are wandering through lanes and arcades covered in street art, exploring the vibrant culinary scene, driving the Great Ocean Road, wine tasting in Yarra Valley, and wildlife tours just outside the city. Here are Read More…

Australian Animals: What You’ll See Down Under

A highlight of any Australia vacation is meeting the unique Australian animals! Whether you’re visiting a wildlife sanctuary, watching kangaroos hop freely in the wild, cuddling a koala, or swimming with whale sharks, there are so many opportunities to experience Australia’s unique wildlife. Here are some of the most iconic animals you’ll see in Australia: Read More…

Top 10 Wildlife Tours in Australia

An Australian wildlife tour is the highlight of any trip down under! Australia is a country packed with unique wildlife, with an average of 7,500 total animals calling the country home! Did you know that 90% of animals in Australia are found nowhere else in the world? Seeing wildlife down under is truly a magical Read More…

New Zealand Wildlife

Want to see New Zealand wildlife on your next vacation? New Zealand is filled with unique animals—although they are not always easy to spot! From the fascinating kiwi bird to the world’s smallest penguins, New Zealand is home to many species of animals. Most of the species are not native to New Zealand; the only Read More…

Great Barrier Reef vs Ningaloo Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, known and visited by many. All the way on the other side of the country lies one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, Ningaloo Reef. Although not as popular, it is just as beautiful! Both reefs offer fantastic snorkeling, diving, and other ocean adventures. Wondering which one Read More…

5 Myths About Koalas

Guest post from Janine Duffy – Director of Marketing & Wildlife Research, Echidna Walkabout (Melbourne) Koalas are so cute, they could be mythical creatures. Maybe that’s why there are so many popular myths about them. In honor of Wild Koala Day, coming May 3, here are 5 koala myths debunked. 1. Koalas are drunk or Read More…

Encounter with a Koala

Guest post from Janine Duffy – Director of Marketing & Wildlife Research, Echidna Walkabout (Melbourne) Slowly the huge koala backed down the tree. Muscles across his back and shoulders bulged as he took most of his weight on his arms, his short legs braced against the trunk. He didn’t look around as he climbed. There Read More…

5 Ways to Travel Australia Like a Local

Summer is a great time to travel to destinations surrounded by water. And while places like Borneo Eco Tours in the Philippine island get a lot of tourists looking to have fun and enjoy their vacation, a recent study shows that More people are visiting Australia than ever before too! It’s predicted 2016 could be Read More…

Best Australia Family Vacations

Summer break is right around the corner, which means summer vacation! Australia is a great choice for family travel, and our specialists here at Down Under Endeavours have broken down their favorite family-friendly spots! With an abundance of fascinating wildlife, cultural experiences, and plenty of water-based activities, Australia will be sure to keep you and Read More…

Cook Islands Marine Life

Did you know that the Cook Islands are a mix of coral atolls and volcanic islands? There are loads of gorgeous, tranquil lagoons that are home to incredible Cook Islands marine life. Within the waters of the Cook Islands, you can find an amazing array of fish, including clownfish, bullseyes, gropers, leatherjackets, parrotfish, pufferfish, surgeonfish, sweetlips, and Read More…

Hobart, Tasmania: 5 Best Things to Do and See

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is home to a unique blend of history, charm, and modern luxury. Surrounded by rugged mountains, rolling green hills, breathtaking waterways, and rich cultural heritage, Hobart is a must-see when traveling to Australia! Our Australia experts put together this list of 5 can’t-miss things to see and do while in Read More…

Marine Life of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, filled with beautiful coral and unique marine life. It is made up of thousands of individual reefs, along with hundreds of islands. This massive natural wonder supports an amazingly diverse ecosystem, made up of 350 different species of dazzling corals, over Read More…