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Birdlife abounds on a Wildlife Wonders Dawn Discovery Tour

By Toni Stevens 6 January 2024 On an intimate Dawn Discovery Tour at Wildlife Wonders, your conservationist guide will give you exclusive insights into the lives of some of the more elusive and rarely seen animals who call the Otways home, and getting up early gives you the chance to spot them in action. “It’s a really different experience to …

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Great hikes near Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Walk (or GOW) is fast becoming as iconic as the road it’s named for, making Apollo Bay one of the Great Ocean Road’s best hiking destinations. While you’re here, why not try these six other great bushwalks which are favorites with the locals – as recommended by our Wildlife Wonders staff. Find out more about each walk …

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Tourism training to bring Great Ocean Road stories to life

By Toni Stevens, 16 November 2023 With the peak summer season fast approaching and international visitors returning to the Great Ocean Road, tourism operators are turning their attention to how they can provide the very best experience for those visiting our region. Next week, storytelling expert Nicholas Bishop will be at Wildlife Wonders in Apollo Bay providing training to their …

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This Australian wildlife sanctuary will leave you wonderstruck

By Jo Stewart, published with permission from Intrepid Travel, December 2022. From watching sea turtles lay eggs on a beach in Borneo to seeing troops of chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda, wildlife trips are trending as travellers jump at the chance to get closer to nature. Now, travellers road-tripping through Australia on Intrepid Travel’s new Great Ocean Road and Grampians Adventure will see some of the …

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Apollo Bay has some of the Great Ocean Road’s best accommodation

There are plenty of amazing accommodation options close to Wildlife Wonders. By: Toni Stevens, updated February 2024   Apollo Bay and the Otways make for an excellent place to base yourself on your road trip, as not only are there so many things to do from here, Apollo Bay is also the midpoint of the Great Ocean Road. Here is …

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Stories from our backyard: Australia’s unique wildlife experience

First published by: AET Travel 22 July 2022. It’s a strange noise to hear in the middle of the Otways bushland…a loud drumming sound. But then all is revealed when happening upon a couple of Emus foraging in the grasslands! I am on a 75-minute “Walk with Wildlife” nature tour through the magical Otways bushland, where I get to meet …

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Travel that will do (you) good

By: Leonie Foster, July 2022 Before the COVID pandemic saw a halt to travel in 2019, there were 1.5 billion international tourists travelling globally, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Depending on your view that’s 1.5 billion problems – contributing to pollution, carbon emissions and worse – but the way I see it, it’s 1.5 billion opportunities. A …

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7 things to do in Apollo Bay with kids during these school holidays

By: Karlijn Sas, updated December 2023 Make the most out of your Apollo Bay school holidays with the kids! Are you looking for the perfect school holiday with your kids in Apollo Bay? Looking to see exactly what’s on these school holidays in the Otways? Don’t know where to start looking for things to do while holidaying with your kids …

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Wildlife Wonders one of Victoria’s best new tourism businesses

By: Toni Stevens, February 2022 In February 2021, in the middle of the official opening of Wildlife Wonders, phones started beeping telling everyone to go home, Victoria had been placed in another lockdown. It was an ominous start for a new tourism business, especially one designed with international tourists in mind. But tonight, Wildlife Wonders was named as one of …

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Wildlife Wonders one of the top 25 for 2022

National Geographic has named the planet’s 25 most exciting destinations for 2022…. and Wildlife Wonders is one of them. By: Toni Stevens, November 2021 We’re so honoured to be listed as one of the 5 best places in the world to enjoy nature, alongside safaris in Namibia, tropical wildlife spotting in Belize, and viewing the northern lights in Minnesota. Here’s …