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Discover Perth and Adelaide for an Australian wildlife and safari experience like no other.
Whether you are arriving in Adelaide in South Australia or Perth in Western Australia, these special regions of Australia offer some of the best wildlife and safari experiences in the country, with passionate operators who are hugely knowledgeable in their field. Whether you’re on a conservation tour of Kangaroo Island with the world’s leading expert on short-beaked echidnas or swimming with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef with marine biologists – a thrilling underwater adventure which also advances scientific knowledge of these mysterious giants of the ocean; you can be sure to enjoy unique wildlife encounters.
Overlay that with the opportunity to spend time with indigenous guides, explore biodiversity hotspots, indulge in some of the world’s best food and wine and sleep under big Australian skies, you’ll return home with some wonderful stories and memorable moments.
When you fly to Australia you can also break your journey with free return flights from Kuala Lumper to any destination in Peninsular Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines’ Bonus Side Trip offer*. So you can start your travel adventure early and explore lush Malaysian rainforests or relax for a few days after your trip on sandy white beaches.
Explore bushland in the heart of the city
Kings Park or Kaarta Koomba is one of the world’s largest inner-city parks. Tour its botanic gardens with an Aboriginal guide, stroll across a treetop walk or picnic among its wildflowers and native plants. Soak in the views of the city and Swan River below where sail boats glide past wine cruises on their way to the Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region on Whadjuk Noongar Country.
Meet Rottnest Island’s quokkas
Rottnest Island or Wadjemup is a little pocket of paradise, jam-packed with adventure a short ferry ride from Perth. This car-free, protected nature reserve is best explored on foot or by bike where you’ll discover 63 stunning beaches, beachfront restaurants, seals and a mini marsupial with a big grin, the adorable quokka, which is only found in WA.
Wine and whales in Margaret River
One of Australia’s most premium wine regions, Margaret River is nestled among pristine beaches and tall-timber forests just 2.5-hours’ drive south of Perth or Boorloo. Spend your mornings swimming or walking along trails that hug the stunning coastline and you’ll see kangaroos and whales, 30,000 of which migrate along this stretch between July and November. Slow down and discover the stillness of an ancient cave with an aboriginal guide or taste award winning wines at over a hundred cellar doors where passionate locals welcome you in.
Wildlife encounters on Kangaroo Island
Commonly referred to as Australia’s zoo without fences, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for an abundance of native wildlife and natural, rugged beauty. A place where people can walk among endangered Australian sea lions on a secluded beach, watch kangaroos feeding at dusk or catch a glimpse of a shy koala. Take a few days to unearth hidden coves and white sandy beaches and to discover the island’s nature scenic features of the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, home to hundreds of long-nose fur seals. Seek out the elusive echidna and watch birdlife in its glory including the endangered Glossy black cockatoo. Taste the unexpected from freshwater Marron, goat’s cheese, honey from the local Ligurian bees and gin from Kangaroo Island native juniper berries. Escape to an island you will never want to leave, just a 30-minute scenic flight from Adelaide or short ferry transfer from the mainland.
Unearth the Flinders Ranges and Outback
Step back in time and discover the raw, rugged and natural beauty of the Flinders Ranges and Outback. This truly wonderous, 540 million-year old landscape covers more than half of South Australia and is a mere five hour drive north of Adelaide via the Clare Valley wine region. Explore a landscape that changes its colours in every light, giant gum trees, red earth and a carpet of wildflowers during spring. Join a guided safari across the ranges, spotting native wildlife including kangaroos, emus and wallabies, view indigenous rock art dating back 6,000 years or fly over the natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound and marvel at the vertical rock faces below. For the ultimate adventure, enjoy an overnight heli-hike experience and soak in the bright star-studded skies.
Explore Australia’s Great Wine Capital
Adelaide is a one-stop destination for culture-rich city life, world-class wine and unbeatable gourmet produce. With over 200 stunning cellar doors only a short drive away and 18 world-renowned wine regions nearby, it’s no surprise why Adelaide and South Australia has earned the title of Great Wine Capital of Australia. Penfolds, home of Australia’s most prized wine, Grange is nestled in the foothills of Adelaide, just 15-minutes from the city, while the famous Barossa is just an hour away. Savour the taste of wine only available from cellar doors as well as enjoying labels you recognise from home. Visit local Farmers Markets, taste your own birth year of tawny and cycling through the vineyards, enjoying a long winery lunch or floating above in a hot-air balloon.
* Taxes and other fees will not be borne by Malaysia Airlines. Applicable for travellers flying from one international destination to another international destination on MHBasic, MHFlex and Business Class only. This deal is not available for ASEAN and International to Domestic routes and cannot be utilised with other deals/promotions by Malaysia Airlines. Other terms and conditions apply.