Australian Wildlife Journeys welcomes Sydney Bespoke Tours and Perth Wildlife Encounters

Australian Wildlife Journeys welcomes Sydney Bespoke Tours and Perth Wildlife Encounters
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Sydney Bespoke Tours and Perth Wildlife Encounters are the latest additions to the Australian Wildlife Journeys collective, showcasing wildlife in the wild experiences across the country.

    Australian Wildlife Journeys’ Executive Officer, John Daw, said both organisations were important additions for expanding the collective’s experiences across key gateways.

    Sydney Wildlife Safari experiences include visits to the pristine bushland of the Southern Highlands, to observe kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, cockatoos, kookaburras, superb lyrebirds, emus and the elusive platypus. Travelling in shared or private groups of up to eight guests, the experience combines walks through national parks and nature reserves, drives through pristine farmland and visits to the Southern Highlands’ charming towns.

    Linking two sides of the continent

    “Since formation, the collective has compiled an incredible mix of regional-based experiences. We are excited at the possibilities of linking our existing portfolio with these iconic cities and aviation hubs for international travellers,” Daw said.

    Led by owner and managing director, Steve Nomchong, Sydney Bespoke Tours has been curating itineraries featuring the natural wonders, unique wildlife and vibrant culture of Sydney and surrounds since 2009.

    “The Sydney Bespoke Tours team is delighted to join Australian Wildlife Journeys, to showcase the incredible wildlife and natural attractions on Sydney’s doorstep to a greater volume of travellers desiring responsible wildlife encounters,” Nomchong said.

    Perth Wildlife Encounters has been offering the opportunity to swim with wild bottlenose dolphins across the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park since 1989, when owner Terry Howson dedicated months of observation and interaction, to develop a truly wild dolphin encounter without feeding or touching the majestic creatures.

    Swim with wild dolphins. Image: Perth Wildlife Encounters

    With the only marine park reserve in an Australian capital city, guests in Perth can experience myriad wildlife above and below water via custom-built vessels, including bottlenose dolphins, Australian sea-lions, little penguins, pelicans, osprey, stingrays, terns and cormorants.

    “Perth Wildlife Encounters takes great pride and feels privileged to introduce guests from all over the globe to this special part of Western Australia,” co-owner Chad D’Souza said.

    “Our team plays a key role in managing this critical marine sanctuary, in partnership with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions (DCBA), aiming to minimise human impact on the island, increase the population of vulnerable species such as Little Penguins, while promoting environmental stewardship and education. We’re excited to collaborate with fellow wildlife operators across Australia, who share our passion to achieve nature-positive outcomes.”

    Feature image: Guide Steve Nomchong. Image: Sydney Bespoke Tours

    Fitzroy Falls. Image: Sydney Bespoke Tours

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