Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour From Melbourne

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Overview

See Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild! This naturalist guided, small group tour gives you quality time to see wildlife and enjoy the wide open spaces of Australia. Watch the natural behavior of wild kangaroos, koalas and abundant bird life. Get involved in koala research with your naturalist guide. A delicious bush lunch is included.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Walk amongst large free ranging "mobs" (groups) of wild kangaroos. Spot Emus, Cockatoos and other unique Australian wildlife on the grassland, in the bush and around the billabongs of Melbourne's Western Plains.

Visit an open forest in a National Park that is home to a large and healthy population of wild koalas. The koalas research project ensures that on most days you'll have multiple sightings of these delightful creatures.

Within easy reach from the center of the city of Melbourne, these environments provide the perfect introduction to Australia's unique wildlife and indigenous culture. The area you walk through is of great significance to the local Aboriginal People of the Wathaurong Tribe. Freshwater lakes and billabongs nearby provided a rich food source for them, and some signs of their occupation still remain. Your guide will share their knowledge with you.

You will be provided with a picnic lunch, served in an open-air setting at the sanctuary, and includes fruit and cakes, coffee and delicious Australian "Billy tea".

Expert Nature Guides:
You will be guided on this journey by friendly, experienced and knowledgeable nature guides. Many hours of research work proceed the tour to ensure that you see and learn about native wildlife in its natural environment. Guides carry two way radios which link them to the office and to emergency services.

Easy Walking:
Although this tour is vehicle based, most of the day is spent outside the vehicle on a number of easy, flat terrain, bush walks so that you can get close to nature. Passengers must be able to walk unassisted at least 500m on uneven dirt surfaces. There may be up to 5 walks of this duration during the tour.

Inclusions for Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour From Melbourne

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided full day tour
  • Expert Nature Guides
  • Gourmet bush lunch
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Exclusions for Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour From Melbourne

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and maximum 8 adult passengers.

What to Bring: Good walking shoes or boots, clothing to suit variable weather conditions (temperatures range from 5C to +35C, sun hat, rainproof coat, insect repellent, 15+ sunblock and 1 litre water bottle. Camera and binoculars are also recommended.

Infant seats can be provided at a fee of AUD$20 payable direct.

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

Tour itinerary is subject to change to optimise wildlife experience

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • My guide Sally is very knowledgeable.

  • Excellent tour

  • Bret, our tour guide, is very good at his job. He clearly loves animals. He and the other trackers knew where to find the animals. We very much enjoyed seeing the koalas, birds, etc. But the highlight was definitely seeing, following, and observing the mobs of kangaroos. Worth every penny.

  • This tour was absolutely one of the highlights of my visit to Melbourne. I loved being able to see the wildlife in their natural habitats. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot from her. I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in seeing Australian wildlife.

  • Such a great tour! Our guide Michael was so knowledgeable, positive, very kind and fun person. He made our day!
    We were total 7 person, us me and my husband and a famillu of 5 person. We had absolutely lovely time. We were lucky enough to spot 3 Koalas and many kangaroos and also other animals, birds... We got closer to the nature , we've got information about beautiful flora and fauna of Australia. Highly recommend tour!!!

  • This was worth every penny and minute! Kellie is an expert guide and knows everything about Koalas and Kangaroos and every other animal and plant. They do research on Koalas, and document their activities on the tour. The tour helps with conservation and preserving the habitat for Koalas. I was amazed how much I learned! We got very close to a huge mob of kangaroos and saw some Koalas pretty clearly, high in the trees. The mountains are very pretty. It was a small group and we go to take our time and enjoy the day. Highly recommended!

  • I had an awesome time in the You Yangs Regional park, could spot many kangaroos, koalas, colorful birds sorry I don't have all names in mind...We managed to get close enough to the animals to get some nice photographs. I highly recommend this tour to those who like nature and wildlife, that is animals in the wild not in a zoo. The tour guide Emma was also super nice and informative. What else? just had one day off during this trip to Australia, and I made the most of it thanks to Echnida.

  • We loved the Walkabout tour! We spotted koalas in their natural habitat. The eucalyptus forest was beautiful. Lovely lunch, then we were off to find kangaroos! We spotted about 30 of them in a field, all watching us, watching them. Much better than seeing them penned up in a zoo. Loved our guide!

  • I was on many similar tours in other countries, but this one was the experience on its own. We was the koalas and kangaroos in the wilderness and not in the sanctuary it is more or less the same as the zoo. The guide was very experienced and she really tried to find the animals and explained their behavior and how we should act not to scare them. It is a must see tour, if you are in Australia.

  • This is as close to a bush walk as you can get without going into the outback, and it's more authentic than going to another zoo. The stated focus of the tour is koalas and kangaroos, but our guide was excited to look for other animals along the way birds, emus. We saw several Great Eastern Kangaroos and koalas at a short distance. The five or so short hikes throughout the day were easy and well-paced. The guides communicate with each other so they know where the animals are located, and we easily switched locations to ferret out the best viewing opportunities. The guide used a headset microphone to communicate in the small van so it's easy to hear the commentary. Small group tour is the only way to go! Highly recommend. Go on the coolest day possible so the animals are more active.

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