With spectacular coastlines blessed with remarkable landscapes from rugged cliffs to still lagoons and a large variety of endemic wildlife, Australia is a destination to be enjoyed by both wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Below the water’s surface lies a magnificent underwater wonderland covered in brightly hued sponges, bordered by lush green sea beds and home to an exciting variety of marine life, including the rare Leafy Sea-Dragon, the endemic Little Penguin and the endangered Sea Lion.
Submerge yourself into some of the best temperate waters Australia has to offer and try your luck at spotting the elusive Leafy Sea-Dragon. This magical creature is a close relative of the seahorse and is endemic to Australia’s southern waters. Kangaroo Island and Sydney Harbour host some of the largest populations of Leafy Sea-Dragons with many divers travelling from all over the world for an opportunity to spot this rare and prehistoric looking creature.
Not only are the temperate waters home to the rare Leafy Sea-Dragon Kangaroo Island and Sydney Harbour offer many diverse and exciting wildlife experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. From nocturnal penguin tours, allowing you to get close to waddles of Little Penguins that make their home in caves and shrubbery along the coastline, to diving alongside pods of playful dolphins and snorkelling the ‘Cuttlefish Capital of the World’, where thousands of cuttlefish prepare to spawn, performing a mesmerising display as they pulsate a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns.
Not only is there a wealth of marine life experiences to be had off the coast of Australia the underwater scenery is just as spectacular, with large sinkholes that glisten an inviting turquoise colour, secret caves and tunnels as well as many mysterious shipwrecks that lie dormant along the sandy ocean floor, just waiting to be explored.
On land the scenery is just as breath-taking with towering golden sand dunes, lush wetlands and pristine beaches, bordered by rugged coastline that welcome a large variety of endemic wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies and koala bears. Whether you enjoy diving or taking long walks along the beach, Australia will delight you with memories that will last a lifetime.
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