The Tailor - Australia - Wildlife

The Tailor - Australia - Wildlife

If you fancy the cream of #Australia's wildlife then thanks to the aid of a knowledgeable guide it is possible to view platypus, echidna, quoll, wallaby, the Tasmanian devil in the wild. Follow our recommendations and you could be lucky enough to see migrating whales play from the comfort of your suite. #Nature at its best.


At The Tailor we create hand-crafted luxury Australian experiences for discerning travellers. For first time travellers to Australia, we endeavour to ensure that they are able to experience what we call Australia’s BIG 5:

- Sydney
- Wildlife
(below)
- The Outback
- The Great Barrier Reef
- Aboriginal Culture

Wildlife

Australia boasts a rich and diverse selection of wildlife, with some of the most bizarre and unusual animals on the planet. Here marsupials have come to dominate the landscape like no other destination on earth. The Tailor knows the best locations and guides to gain introduction to this unique landscape and its natural inhabitants.

Where to Stay and What to Experience:

Southern Ocean Lodge

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Known as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is famous for its abundant wildlife species and natural beauty. 

Kangaroo Island is famous for its abundant wildlife species and natural beauty

Covering almost 4500 sq km (a third of which is conservation land), the island is relatively free of feral species allowing animal and bird populations to thrive. See koalas in millennia-old native forests, walk among sea lions on pristine white-sand beaches, watch as mobs of kangaroos come out of the bushland to graze, view Ospreys wheeling over rocky headlands…

Southern Ocean Lodge is regarded as Australia’s finest luxury wilderness retreat. 

The Southern Ocean Lodge boasts 21 guest suites
The Southern Ocean Lodge boasts 21 guest suites

The ground-breaking Lodge is built into a remote cliff-top on Kangaroo Island, a design born of peerless views, environmental ideology and air that’s freshly ionised by the pounding surf.

from  $1,100

Hotel Southern Ocean Lodge

 Hanson Bay Rd - Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia
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Kangaroo Island Tours/Private Charters

Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tour

Exceptional Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Former wildlife ranger, Craig Wickham has assembled an expert team of guides who want to show you the best of Kangaroo Island. Their motto? ‘Good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild.’

Their motto? ‘Good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild’
from  $325

Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tour

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 Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Kangaroo Island Tours/Private Charters

Fishing Excursion Kangaroo Island

They offer touring experiences which cleverly blend understanding, environmental awareness and hospitality. Of course, with knowledge and experience comes connections and access, so you get to visit natural (often spectacular) habitats to see the animals that have made KI famous. As well as spend time with local wildlife experts, such as Dr Peggy Rismiller, the world expert on echidnas, or meet local wildlife research officers.

Sleeping seals
Sleeping seals

Saffire Freycinet on the Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania

Tasmania's isolation from mainland Australia has ensured the survival of many plants and animals that are rare or even extinct elsewhere in the world. The island supports a variety and abundance of wildlife. In Tasmania, with the aid of your knowledgeable guide it is possible to view platypus, echidna, quoll, wallaby or Tasmanian devil in the wild and learn about these unique creatures.

with the aid of your knowledgeable guide it is possible to view platypus, echidna, quoll, wallaby or Tasmanian devil in the wild

Saffire Freycinet is a coastal sanctuary. Distinct in its design and exclusive in its features, Saffire takes its inspiration from the colours of the peninsula – the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains, the white sandy beaches, the sapphire-blue waters and the grey-green of the native bushland. Suites boast views of Great Oyster Bay where migrating whales and dolphins come to play.

from  $1,406

Hotel Saffire Freycinet

 2352 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, TS, Australia

Guests are accommodated in luxuriously appointed suites designed to maintain utmost privacy while taking in the views and natural light.

Tasmania
Tasmania

Pepperbush Adventures, Tasmania

Craig Williams has designed a range of tours to help you access Tasmanian wilderness, wildlife and gourmet bush tucker, all encounters exude authenticity, care and privilege. Craig specialises in day tours or extended itineraries throughout Tasmania, visiting iconic areas such as Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Parks. You’ll travel country roads, stand amongst ancient forest and giant trees, climb dolerite mountain peaks, visit award winning vineyards and restaurants and be pleasantly surprised by intimate moments with Tasmania’s wildlife species; hopefully including the Eastern Quoll, possums, wombats, wallabies, bettong, bandicoot and Tasmanian Devils amongst others.

from  $180

Pepperbush Adventure Tour

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 Tasmania, Australia
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TASafari West Coast Camp

Tasmanian Safaris

You’ll travel country roads, stand amongst ancient forest and giant trees

Wildlife
Wildlife

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, 

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is Australia’s first conservation-led luxury resort. It sits lightly on a private 4,000 acre wildlife reserve, a place of haunting beauty where ancient ranges frame the sublime 26km-long Wolgan Valley. The original Homestead has been carefully restored by local craftsmen to exude a real sense of colonial times.

from  $519

Hotel Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

 2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, NSW, Australia
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Fortress Creek Canyoning Adventure in Blue Mountains

Abseiling Adventure in Blue Mountains

Forty free-standing luxury suites (each with their own private terrace and swimming pool) have been constructed using cutting-edge technology and carbon-zero initiatives, but fashioned to echo the original heritage and blend seamlessly with the beauty of the terrain.

Beauty
Beauty

Sydney Bespoke Tours

New South Wales Southern Highlands

This great wildlife tour takes you into the pristine bushland of the beautiful Southern Highlands, just 90 minutes from Sydney. There are no zoos or nature parks here, just several thousand acres of unspoilt and spectacular natural bushland and farmland. 

Kangaroos
Kangaroos

just several thousand acres of unspoilt and spectacular natural bushland

from  $250

Sydney Bespoke Tour

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 New South Wales, Australia
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Diving With Sharks in New South Wales

This is a very unique pocket of bushland where wildlife abounds in great diversity, with the chance to see the Big 5 (kangaroos, emus, wallabies, wombats and platypus) as well as a whole host of other native birds and animals.

Nature at its best
Nature at its best

The Tailor also has many other wildlife experiences on offer, which we can tailor to your interests.

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