Made it to Australia! I was greeted by a few friends when I arrived. The first one below was in our closet when we arrived. Nice surprise! Our landlord probably stuck him there. We carefully moved him outside then proceeded to take pictures. Normally Huntsman spiders are extremely fast but this one was pretty docile and didn't mind being moved around.
The mantis below was a bit more appealing. He ended up on my shirt sleeve when we were marking out the trails on our field site.