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Articles for small group tours into the Outback of Australia interested in the river systems, the Kimberley, Kakadu, the wildlife and more, for couples and solo travellers.

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Scenic air tours of Australia

Scenic air tours of Australia

Explore outback Australia, joining a scenic air tour to reach remote places rich in Aboriginal history, landscapes few have observed as part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples or solo traveller determined to keep exploring and learning.

13 Jul 21 · 2 mins read
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Kimberley Boab Tree

Kimberley Boab Tree

Boab trees are a wonder. Article for mature and senior travellers about this distinctive tree in Western Australia. Join a small group tour for couples and solo travellers exploring the Kimberley.

16 Jun 21 · 10 mins read
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Gawler, South Australia

Gawler, South Australia

For Seniors and mature travellers couples and solo travellers articles about Australia taking a small group tour into the Outback.

27 Apr 21 · 6 mins read
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Australian Megafauna

Australian Megafauna

Explore the ancient history and incredible natural heritage of Australia, with a dive into the strange and fantastic story of Australia's ancient megafauna. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia.

15 Apr 21 · 7 mins read
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Iconic Animals of the Australian Outback

Iconic Animals of the Australian Outback

Explore the wildlife and natural heritage of Australia, with its iconic marsupials, birds, reptiles, and surreal monotremes in the Outback. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia.

2 Apr 21 · 15 mins read
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Wilpena pound - October

Flinders Ranges National Parks, South Australia

Rugged mountains, tree-lined gorges, an abundance of wildlife, and important Aboriginal works : the national parks of the iconic Flinders Ranges including Wilpena pound are the beginning of Australia's outback that we explore on a small group tour for mature travellers.

4 Mar 21 · 6 mins read
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Saving the Tasmanian Devil

Saving the Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil is truly one of a kind – the world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial. See this and other Australian native wildlife icons in Tasmania on a escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples or solo travellers to Australia.

2 Feb 21 · 8 mins read
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The 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

The 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Escorted small group tours in the outback of Australia that explore landscape, history and culture. Indigenous Aboriginal society has used fire to manage landscapes for agricultural production and hunting according to Archaeological studies. For mature and senior travellers whether a couple or single join our tours of the outback.

19 Dec 20 · 5 mins read
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Appreciating Australian River Systems.

Appreciating Australian River Systems.

Appreciating the linking of the river network into the Australian, history, culture and landscape on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers of couples or solo travellers is an integral part of understanding the continent of Australia and Aboriginal settlement.

18 Nov 20 · 9 mins read
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Cooper Creek

Understanding the Channel Country, Australia

Unique geography and a fascinating history as a pre-historic sea, and subsequently precious land to Aboriginal people and European pastoralists is explored on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers into the Outback.

17 Nov 20 · 9 mins read
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Murray river at Echuca

The Murray River, Australia

The Murray river, a powerhouse in so much of the Eastern side of Australia river system. Learn about its contribution to Aboriginal and colonial history. Study and appreciate more on a escorted small group tour into the Australian outback with mature and senior travellers couples or solo travellers each year.

15 Nov 20 · 11 mins read
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Black Necked Stilt Birds

Birding in Broome, Western Australia

Birding in Broome, Western Australia The town of Broome, in the remote north of Western Australia, is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 330 bird species have been recorded in and around Broome – more than one…

22 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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Simpson Desert

The Simpson Desert, Australia

The Simpson Desert, Australia Sand dunes, desert flora, and splendid isolation: the Simpson Desert is one of the great wildernesses of outback Australia. Crossing the borders of South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, the…

21 Jul 20 · 7 mins read
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The Tarkine

The Tarkine Rainforest, Tasmania

The Tarkine coast mapped by Bass and Flinders is a unique forest environment, explored on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers for couples or solo participants. The northwest of Tasmania including this cool temperate rainforest is a conservation area rich in Aboriginal history from the ice age.

20 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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camels in the Australian Outback

Camels of the Australian Outback

Camels of the Australian Outback Here’s a trivia question : where are the world’s only wild single-hump (dromedary camel) camels found? If you guessed Arabia or the Sahara, you’d be wrong. In fact, the answer…

16 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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yellow footed rock wallaby joeys

Highlights of Australia: The yellow-footed rock-wallaby

Another of Australia's unique animals. On many of the small group package tours for mature and senior travelers in the Southern states this Wallaby is encountered. The Flinders range, Broken Hill, Eyre & York peninsula as well as the World heritages sites tours include this reclusive wallaby as part of the itinerary.

9 Jul 20 · 5 mins read
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Wetlands Kakadu

Natural landscapes of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Article about a unique RAMSAR landscape and UNESCO world heritage site explored and part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers couples and singles based in Darwin. Landscape, wildlife, and aboriginal history and settlement plus African mystery are part of this and other articles on Kakadu.

23 Jun 20 · 10 mins read
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Pilbara wildflowers WA

The Australian Outback: A Definitive Guide

Explore learn and consider what is the outback in this article. For mature and senior travelers considering joining a small group package tours into the outback to see, learn and explore about this unique place, not only the landscape but the Aboriginal approach to living. On each of the tours for couples and the single traveler you learn something different but fascinating, from Outback Queensland, the Flinders, Broken Hill and the Kimberley and the wildflowers all contribute to this question, what is the outback?

18 Jun 20 · 15 mins read
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rural farm with crops in paddock in Mallee

Landscape of Southern Australia from Mallee and Mulga.

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers in Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia & NSW drive through former Mallee country. Article explains the iconic beginnings of Mallee and Mulga in the arid landscapes.

10 Jun 20 · 8 mins read
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Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Australia's deepest lake; Lake St Clair formed by ice during several glaciations over the past two million years. Visit and learn on a escorted small group tour of Tasmania for seniors. For active couples and solo travellers exploring Australian wilderness.

13 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Dove Lake

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

One of Tasmania's most iconic natural wilderness destinations. Explore Cradle mountain on a seniors small group tour of Tasmania designed for active couples and solo travellers or select another iconic Australian or New Zealand tour.

12 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Winton and Dinosaurs, Queensland

Winton and Dinosaurs, Queensland

Small group tour for senior and mature travellers to Outback Queensland includes Winton and its Dinosaurs as well as Longreach, Cathedral Gorge and Aboriginal art, & Barcaldine.

8 May 20 · 9 mins read
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Sea Lion

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island is reached from Adelaide for a short break tours or view our small group tours of South Australia and/or Adelaide for senior and mature travellers.

7 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Mountain Bell

Wildflowers of Mt Barker and Stirling Range, Australia

The town of Mount Barker and the nearby Stirling Range National Park are one of the best places in Western Australia to see the state's incredible collection of wildflowers, that we visit on this small group tour of Western Australia Wildflowers.

28 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Petrophile fastigiata wildflowers in the Fitzgerald River National Park

Unique wildflowers of Western Australia

Western Australia becomes home to one of the world's most incredible collections of wildflowers. The state is home to more than 12, 000 species of wildflower - 60% of which are only found in Western Australia. Join Odyssey's small group wildflower tour.

27 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Bell Gorge

Wet and dry seasons in the Kimberley, Australia

Learn about the wet and dry season in the Kimberley to support your understanding of the Aboriginal communities lifestyle as you explore on a small group package tour for mature and senior travelers exploring as a couple or solo traveller. Read our peace of mind statement for post covid-19 travel.

24 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Bungle Bungles.

Purnululu National Park, Australia

Read about one of the most remote World heritage sites on Earth. Odyssey takes you to visit as part of a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers in the Kimberley for couple and single travelers We travel in the dry season from Broome via Lake Argyle to this National park.

22 Apr 20 · 6 mins read
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