World's Top Nighttime Adventures
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Take a 4WD Nighttime Safari, Australia
Nighttime Adventure: Motor into the Australian dusk in and around Grampians National Park, west of Melbourne via 4WD vehicle to search for nocturnal residents by naked eye and with a spotting beam.
Star Qualities: Using spotlights that have filters (to reduce the impact on the animals’ behavior), guides booked through responsibletravel.com bring travelers on a nighttime safari to seek the park’s more than 40 species of mammals. Emus, owls, kangaroos, possums, echidnas, and wallabies are all potential sightings.