How, where and when to watch wildlife
Some people take their wildlife very seriously, for some it is a part time hobby, and for others it is an incidental part of their leisure time. Our aim is to provide information to make your wildlife watching more enjoyable, more knowleadgeable, and more often.
Wildlife photography usualy goes hand in hand with watching wildlife, please see our wildlife photo section for more details.
See our guide to Where to see wildlife in New Zealand.
Region by region
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South Australia might be one of the country’s least visited states, but it is home to prolific – and peculiar – wildlife just a few hours from the city of Adelaide, writes Mike Unwin
If you thought spending time working with endangered wild animals and getting to know their intimate secrets was only the preserve of professionals or gap year students, think again. All over the world wildlife organisations rely on help from ordinary people using their holidays to help with conservation work.