This page, just being started now upon our return from a 70-day trip to Australia, describes aspects of nature travel to Australia based on a 35 day trip in 2010 and a 70 day trip in 2016. We will attempt to provide information useful to potential travelers to the continent who have a strong focus on natural history aspects, as we did. Our main audience is Americans, who may not be familiar with many aspects of Australian logistics – as compared with travelers from Europe or especially countries in the British Commonwealth, for whom many of the aspects of travel may be similar.
For some talks with a bird-focus, given recently at a local Audubon Society meeting go here.
The individual pages can be accessed at the links below or through the drop-down menu.
Topics we plan to cover include:
Logistics of travel in Australia: Overview.
Hotels, Motels, Caravan Parks, and camping in parks
rental vehicles: cars, vans, 4×4’s
flying or driving? Driving on the left, speed limits and road conditions. Driving conditions revisited. “Rules of the road”
Eating out or eating in?
Summarizing the travel options: Time in the field calculations
Australian National Parks: Not what you are used to in the USA.
Commercial influences in Australian Parks and educational aspects.
Finding information; guidebooks, tourist information centers etc
Climate and weather factors in your trip planning. Planning your period of travel.
Overview of what Australia has to offer compared with other destinations.