About Us

Treeswift Wildlife & Nature

Treeswift Wildlife & Nature was first dreamt up by owners Jack Nguyen and Trinh Nguyen in early 2019. Beginning with wildlife watching tours in Viet Nam, Australia, and even North America, the dream was put on hold as Covid-19 began to rock the globe, closing borders, rescheduling tours, and even forcing a full-time relocation to Australia.

After persevering through lockdowns and travel bans, Treeswift Wildlife finally kicked back into gear at the end 2021, more ready than ever. Now settled in Australia’s second largest city, Treeswift Wildlife is helping people get back in touch with nature, running outings for mammals, birds, flora, fungi, wildlife photography tours, and everything in between.

Supported by a rock-solid and passionate team of multi-lingual guides, educators, and local experts, Treeswift Wildlife & Nature has an exciting journey ahead and hopes that you can be a part of it.

Our Core Values:

Wildlife & Nature

Treeswift is principally about one thing – observing and protecting the amazing wildlife and natural places of our planet. From birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, insects, and everything in between, we encourage everyone to find a way to connect and appreciate our wildlife, whether through observation, tours, conservation, research, photography, or any other pursuit that brings us closer to the natural world.

Choosing The Right Tour

One of our biggest aims at Treeswift is to help people of all interests connect with nature in a way that’s meaningful for them. In this, we offer a sizeable variety of tours and courses to help make your time with us special. With everything from birdwatching trips, boat tours, hikes, spotlighting, photography courses, and luxury private tours (with champagne under the stars!), we know that your time spent with us will be memorable.

Conservation & Rewilding

On a planet that suffers increasingly from the effects of climate change, overpopulation, pollution, deforestation, extinction, and habitat loss, conservation remains an imperative step in protecting the natural world. At Treeswift, we hold conservation and rewilding above all else – promoting both its education and implementation as our number one priority in the protection of our planet.

Resources & Education

Treeswift considers the appreciation for the natural world to be a universal interest that should be shared and encouraged by all. In this, we value education and a collective knowledge when it comes to building resources and opportunities for a global audience.

wildlife watcher

noun

wild·​life watch·​er \ ˈwä-chər ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-ˌlīf

Definition of ‘Wildlife Watcher’

1      : a person who observes, searchers, or identifies wild animals in their habitats 

Examples of wildlife watcher in a Sentence

// Ever since his first trip to Uganda, Christopher knew that he was a wildlife watcher.

// Only wildlife watchers would be mad enough to go into the rainforest at night in order to search for frogmouths.  

Why Book with Treeswift Wildlife & Nature?

Field Ethics

We practice Ethical Wildlife Watching, making sure that the welfare of the animals and habitat always comes first

Conservation

Our tours actively promote protection, education, and contribute towards conservation efforts

Permits

Treeswift Wildlife is a Licensed Tour Operator with Parks Victoria and has Public Liability Insurance up to $20 million

Flexible Dates

All of our tours are privately run so you can book the dates that suit you, your budget, and your travel plans!

Small Groups Only

We specialist in small group tours (no commercial buses!), ensuring the you enjoy a comfortable and personable experience

Travel Safe

All of our tours take place in a modern, air-conditioned, 5-star ANCAP safety rated 4WD

Covid Safe

All our tours follow the Australian Government Covid-Safe guidelines

First Aid

Our guides all have up-to-date First Aid Qualifications and carry a complete medical kit at all times

Tour Advantages:

  • Private/Small Group tours only (1-4 guests only)
  • Over 15 years of field experience
  • Tours designed to run at your pace and to suit your needs
  • Flexible Dates – tell us when you’re available!
  • Custom tours available – tailored to your needs, budget, dates, etc
  • For extended trips, your choice of accommodation – both budget and comfort options
  • Optional dine-in or on-the-road meals included (B, L, D)
  • Expert guidance for watchers, sightseers, and photographers
  • Expert field knowledge covering birds/mammals/reptiles/frogs, photography, ecology, plants, local history and highlight attractions
  • Life-changing encounters with some of the rarest birds and animals on the planet
  • Amazing photographic opportunities
  • See parts of Australia unvisited by other tour companies
  • Multilingual guide options

What's Included?

  • Pick up / drop off from your accommodation or home
  • Travel in a 2022 model, 5-star ANCAP safety rated 4WD vehicle equipped with safety gear and satellite communications
  • Spotting Scope & Binoculars
  • Optional camera hire to capture those special moments!
  • Spotlights for nocturnal tours
  • All refreshments included – soft drinks, tea/coffee, water, snacks
  • Esky for your ‘packed lunch’ – if required
  • Target checklists available in print or digitally (tailored to your tour)
  • eBird / iNaturalist lists with detailed notes to be shared with guests
  • Complete set of Field Guides for ‘real-time’ referral
  • All National Park entry costs
  • Complete Medical & First Aid Kit
  • An up-to-date Covid-Safe Policy (+ masks, hand sanitiser, gloves, etc)
  • Bug spray, sunscreen, spare hats, rain jackets, chargers, etc

Treeswift Wildlife & Nature would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we travel. We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

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