Tours, Events & Photography Courses

At Treeswift Wildlife & Nature, we pride ourselves in being able to offer the right tour for the right individual. Whether that’s a day out birding along the coast, a night spotlighting for mammals in the rainforest, an extended tour visiting some of Australia’s most spectacular National Parks, attending a Photography Course at your local lake, or even a trip overseas, we’ve got you covered. We specialise in bringing you closer to nature and customising each experience to the clients needs, budget, dates, and wildlife wants! Whether that means birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, nature photography – Treeswift will take you there!

Classic Tours:

Summary:
Home to over 850 species (46% of which are endemic), Australia is one of the world’s top birding destinations. No matter your location, dates, or target species, Treeswift Wildlife can organise the perfect tour for you with half, full, and multi-day options available. Come and experience the ultimate in Australian birding!

Dates: Weekly Dates Available

Highlight Species: Victoria is home to some of the world’s most iconic mammals including Koala, Platypus, Common Wombat, and dozens more. Treeswift Wildlife can organise the perfect tour for you – with half, full, and multi-day/custom options

Dates: Weekly Dates Available

Highlight Species: Southern Greater Glider, Greater Sooty Owl, Yellow-bellied Glider, Leadbeater’s Possum, Ghost Fungus, Common Wombat, Ewing’s Tree Frog, Swamp Wallaby,  Sugar Glider, Australian Boobook, Koala, and more…

Dates: Dec 18, Jan 6

Highlight Species: Krefft’s (Sugar) Glider, Common Ringtail Possum, Tawny Frogmouth, Little Penguin, Powerful Owl, Common Wombat, Australian Boobook, Grey-headed Flying Fox, Pobblebonk, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Clicking Froglet

Extended Tours / Special Events:

Summary: Join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature for a hands-on guided workshop with the pro’s! We’ll take you to some of Melbourne’s most accessible and stunning wild locations and help teach you the basics when it comes to everything birding, twitching, and feathered! 

Summary: Come and join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature on a guided half day photography tour of the world-renowned Western Treatment Plant. Perfect for brand new birdwatchers or veteran bird photographers, this is your chance to experience the wonders of this incredible, 10,000+ hectare birdwatching mecca of coastline, rivers, grasslands, swamps, saltmarsh and woodland.

Summary: Come and join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature on a wildlife watching experience of a lifetime! Journey with us as we travel out into the depths of the Bass Strait on a quest for albatrosses, shearwaters, storm petrels, prions, penguins, terns, jaegers, dolphins, seals, and whales!

Join us on a nocturnal walk and special fundraising event through the Yarra Ranges National Park searching for the Southern Greater Glider.

Come see, learn, photograph and appreciate this now endangered flying marsupial on our nocturnal guided tour whilst raising money for the Wildlife Crisis Appeal hosted by WWF Australia. Participation cost is $100 pp with 50% of each booking donated to the long-term protection of this species.

Come and join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature as we dive into depths and wonders of nocturnal wildlife photography. Led by a professional wildlife photographer in a small group setting of 3-6 other participants, you’ll enjoy an evening unlike you’ve experienced before.

Across a 3-4hr evening, we’ll teach you the techniques required to capture stunning nighttime photography featuring some of Australia’s most unique nocturnal species.

Summary: Come and join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature on a big wildlife-packed adventure into the stunning East Gippsland region, where the rainforest meets the sea. This vast and picturesque landscape of ancient old growth forest, mountains of she-oak, pristine sandy beaches, wide flowing rivers, and hectares of flowering heath and coastal banksia is home to some of the rarest and most unique birds, mammals, reptiles, and frogs on the planet.

Summary: Welcome to our latest Wildlife Weekend, a big untamed adventure for like-minded wildlife watchers, on a quest to see and learn more about the Plains Wanderer, one of the rarest birds in the world.

Summary: Do you like robins? Like, really like robins? How about photographing them? Well, it sounds like our Round Robin Photography Tour might be just the thing for you!

Come and join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature as we travel across Victoria on a 4-day all-inclusive tour, tracking down and photographing the nine species of robin found in Victoria!

Photography Events & Courses :

Summary: Our most popular tour – learn how to get up close and personal with wildlife and improve your photography technique. Private tuition in a small group setting

Upcoming Dates:
Dec (Weekdays): Dec 12, 13, 14, 15 — 3x spots left
March (Weekdays): 
Mar 20, 21, 22, 23 — 5x spots left

Summary: Come and join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature as we visit the different zoos across Melbourne, practicing and honing our skills in wildlife photography. Led by a professional wildlife photographer in a small group setting of 3-5 other participants, you’ll enjoy 4-5hrs at the zoo exploring and meeting the wildlife. During your time with us, we’ll show you to take exceptional images, what settings to use, how to make the images look ‘real’, how to interact with the animals, and how to take your images to the next level!

Calling all photographers and wildlife lovers! Do we have an incredible weekend experience just for you! Come and experience the wonderful wildlife of Port Fairy and take your photography to the next level on our 2-day mega weekend course!

Highlight species include Koala, Emu, Hooded Plover, Short-beaked Echidna, Krefft’s Glider, Ruddy Turnstone, Lowlands Copperhead, Shy Albatross, Swamp Wallaby, Magpie Goose and more!

Calling all photographers and wildlife lovers! Ready to take your photography to the next level? Join us as we explore the wonders of the Bellarine Peninsula, camera in hand and ready for action!

Highlight species include Freckled Duck, Brown Fur Seal, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Australasian Gannet, Blue-winged Parrot, Brolga, Rufous Bristlebird, Black-shouldered Kite, Powerful Owl and more!

Calling all photographers and wildlife lovers! How about an adventure into the open woodland and mallee forests of Bendigo? Join us for a guided photography experience guaranteed to take your photography skill to the next level!

Highlight species include Red-capped Robin, Southern Scrub Robin, Tawny Frogmouth, Purple-gaped Honeyeater, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Krefft’s Glider, Painted Buttonquail, Yellow-footed Antechinus and more!

Calling all photographers and wildlife lovers! How about an adventure into the open woodland and mallee forests of Bendigo? Join us for a guided photography experience guaranteed to take your photography skill to the next level!

Highlight species include Red-capped Robin, Southern Scrub Robin, Tawny Frogmouth, Purple-gaped Honeyeater, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Krefft’s Glider, Painted Buttonquail, Yellow-footed Antechinus and more!

Wildlife Mega Trips / International Trips / Custom Tours:

9-day mammal watching tour targeting over 50 different mammal species, including rare endemics such as Leadbeater’s Possum, Long-nosed Potoroo, Eastern Pygmy Possum, Southern Greater Glider, Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Silky Mouse, Platypus, etc. Ideal for mammal watchers. 

2024 dates also available, get in touch for details

Targeting endemic birds & mammals of Tasmania. Ideal for wildlife lovers, photographers, birders etc and can be paired with the Mega Mammal Tour. Will include whale watching/seabird trip. 

Targeting endemic birds, mammals & reptiles. Ideal for birders, wildlife photographers, etc. Highlight species will include Black-banded Fruit Dove, Gouldian Finch, Saltwater Crocodile, Rainbow Pitta, Great-billed Heron, Chestnut Rail, Rufous Owl, etc. Trip will include a crocodile cruise in Kakadu. 

A two-week trip covering all of Victoria targeting as many bird species as possible. Perfect for birders and bird photographers. Targeting 250+ species including all endemics. This trip is all-inclusive. 

Summary: 5 day all inclusive tour (food/accomm/travel) of the magnificent Mallee region of northern Victoria. Expect to see some of the most unique animals on the planet with 150+ birds, dozens of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Highlight species: Malleefowl, Mallee Emu-wren, Striated Grasswren, Red-lored Whistler, Red Kangaroo, Pink Cockatoo, Mallee Dragon, Common Prickly Gecko, Sand Goanna, Barking Frog, Inland Dotterel, Black Falcon, and hundreds more!

7 day all-inclusive tour of Far North Queensland. Departing from Cairns, we will travel up through Far North Queensland, the Daintree River, across the Atherton Tableland and further. Targeting all endemic bird species, rare nocturnal mammals, enjoy a river cruise for Saltwater Crocodile, and visit Michaelmas Cay. 

7 day all-inclusive tour of Christmas Island. Targeting all endemic bird species, coral reef diving, swim with whale sharks and behold the Red Crab migration

7 day all-inclusive tour of the SW region of Western Australia. Targeting endemic mammals, birds and other wildlife. Highlight targets will include Numbat, Quokka, Red-tailed Phascogale, Western Whipbird, Regent Parrot, Red-eared Firetail, and many more

Custom Tours & Specific Requests
If you have a tour or target species/location in mind, we can help you arrange it! Whether you want to tweak one of our existing options or have a particularly niche set of preferences, we are more than happy to help you out! Some of our most regular custom requests include specific sets of species (eg. missing species from a life list, or targets from a number of different areas), budget requirements, physical preferences and/or disability needs, group numbers, and lots more. We also can help with overseas tours, having led trips through Southeast Asia, China, and North America. To speak with a Tour Consultant, call us on (03) 7018 2302 or email us at [email protected]
Southern & Central Vietnam: 2023

Originally hailing from Vietnam, Treeswift Wildlife & Nature has deep ties to this stunning country of exquisite food, ancient culture, and world-class wildlife watching! With 14+ bird endemics, as well as over 20+ possible future endemic splits, 20+ primates (including 11 critical endangered), and some of the most stunning natural sites in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is a must-visit destination for birders, mammal watchers, and all nature lovers.