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Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne

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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 gourmet Bush lunch is included. 
Highlights
  • Spot wild kangaroos, koalas, and emus in their natural habitat
  • A naturalist guide maximizes your chance of sightings
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Melbourne
  • Small group of just 10 participants ensure personalized experience
What to Expect
After pickup from selected hotels in Melbourne, travel by air-conditioned vehicle and set out to explore Victoria’s Western Plains, where the vast grasslands, bushlands, and remote billabongs (backwater pools) harbor an incredible variety of wildlife. Accompanied by your naturalist guide, stop at around various locations to enjoy guided hikes. Set out in search of kangaroos and koalas while learning more about the native Australian creatures, their natural environment, and characteristics, as well as wildlife preservation and conservation efforts being carried out in the region. If you’re lucky, you can also spot exotic birds, such as cockatoos and wild emus. Refuel with a picnic lunch in the heart of the bush, as you hear stories about the land’s traditional owners, the Wathaurong, and understand the importance of the natural area to the Aboriginal people. Finish your lunch with a typical Aussie billy tea. Your tour ends with drop-off at selected Melbourne hotels.
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Departure Point
1: The Langham, Melbourne, 1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
2: Crown Promenade, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
3: Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
4: Pullman Melbourne on Swanston, 195 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
5: Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Departure Time
7:50 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided full day tour
  • Expert Nature Guides
  • Gourmet bush lunch
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Due to timings, this tour is not recommended for passengers arriving & departing via cruise ship
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: Please tell us where you are staying so we can arrange the best pick up location. We do not stop at all pick up locations for each tour. You much prearrange your pick up locations
  • 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 and Vegan options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Tour itinerary is subject to change to optimise wildlife experience
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour operates with a Minimum of 2 people and a Maximum of 10.
  • We can not pick you up from the port if you are coming off a cruise ship. You must have time to make it to the Holiday Inn hotel by 8:30am this requires your ship to arrive no later then 7:30am.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Amy was our tour guide. She was very enthusiastic and it was clear that she loved her job. She was flexible with the group and tried to get us to see as much as we could. We got within 5 metres or so to kangaroos, saw koalas, possums and wallabies as well as joeys! The lunch
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Response from Roger S, Owner at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 6 days ago
Dear niaandscott, Thank you for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed seeing our wild Australian animals in their natural habitat. Wonderful to hear that you and your boys had a fantastic time. Our team at Echidna Walkabout is extremely passionate about protecting the natural habitat of our wild animals and it would be great if you could recommend our Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour to your family and friends. All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - Janine, Roger, Caz, Martin, Bart, Kirby, Brett, Caitlin, Hannah, Jordan, Tracey, Hayley, Dan, Asitha, Amy, Ed, Sam, Stella, and Jess.
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We spent the day touring with Ashira. Having traaveled all over the world and hiring the finest guides, we found our experience with Ashirta to be amazing. He is kind, compassionate and a born and bred naturalist. He understands the bush and the animals of Australia. We were
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Response from salesechidna, Marketing Assistant at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 35islandgirl, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review about us. Our team at Echidna Walkabout is extremely passionate about animals and protecting their natural habitat. Thank you so much for being involved and glad you had a fantastic day. We would love if you could recommend our Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour to your family and friends. All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - Janine, Roger, Caz, Martin, Bart, Kirby, Brett, Caitlin, Hannah, Jordan, Tracey, Hayley, Dan, Asitha, Amy, Ed, Sam, Stella, and Jess
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From the moment our tour began, Dan impressed us with his amazing knowledge and passion about wildlife. We saw such a variety of creature including 3 koalas, a mob of kangaroos, wallabies, echidna and a posseum, and lots of birds. Such a fab day would highly recommend Dan as a
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Response from salesechidna, Marketing Assistant at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jd732019, We appreciate you taking the time to write this feedback. We are so pleased that you had a fabulous time with us and could see a variety of our native animals! We would love if you could recommend our Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour to your family and friends. All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - Janine, Roger, Caz, Martin, Bart, Kirby, Brett, Caitlin, Hannah, Jordan, Tracey, Hayley, Dan, Asitha, Amy, Ed, Sam, Stella, and Jess.
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Haley, our guide picked us up and the fun began immediately. She is a wonderful, knowledgeable and caring guide. We saw three koalas in the You Yangs, and helped to pull some of the invasive weed that affects the koalas. The lunch provided was very good, with locally sourced
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Response from salesechidna, Marketing Assistant at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 63mimi, Thank you for writing this lovely review of your day! You have said so much that is important to us. You're right, Haley is a very knowledgeable and passionate Wildlife Guide. We are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing time on our Koalas and Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour. Thank you so much for being involved and helping to remove some weeds from their habitat. All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - Janine, Roger, Caz, Martin, Bart, Kirby, Brett, Caitlin, Hannah, Jordan, Tracey, Hayley, Dan, Asitha, Amy, Ed, Sam, Stella, and Jess.
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I wish I had something good to say about our day, but I don’t! It’s hour and hours of looking at wildlife without any water. You learn each and every species of birds, trees leafs. It’s honestly like watching paint dry. It’s miserable. All of it is bad!! Don’t do it!! Save your
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Response from salesechidna, Director of Sales at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear meganm0294DV Thanks for taking the time to make a review. We are sad to hear you didn't enjoy your day. Yes, watching wildlife is what we do. Best, Janine
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By: Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours
Alex
40
Incredible, close encounters
Amy was our tour guide. She was very enthusiastic and it was clear that she loved her job. She was flexible with
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niaandscott
Swindon, United Kingdom
40
Great day out
We went as a family of 4. The group was small and our guide Amy was very informative. It was great ti see these
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35islandgirl
18064
Five star plus
We spent the day touring with Ashira. Having traaveled all over the world and hiring the finest guides, we found
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Kathy C
41
What a great experience!
We learned so much about Koalas and Kangaroos on our walkabout. We loved exploring the bush and learning about its
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Jotum
Knoxville, Tennessee
1331360
Loved it
Had a tour from the cruise ship to see Koalas and Kangaroos. And we really did. Started off with a bonus of some
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M1218JZsteveg
Stockton, California
20
Great time and Great guides!
I had the time of my life! Our guide was fantastic, learned a lot and saw a lot. If I visit again I'd definitely
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adeline k
10
Animals
Learned so much! Guide was very knowledgeable.....and was respectful of animals needs. Just a great tour!
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ersantana
Mansfield, United Kingdom
10
Awesome!!!!!
Our guide for the day was excellent. The tour was very good, informative and interactive. All at a good pace that
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Freedom741873
10
Great nature excursion
This was a visit to see Koala's and Kangaroo's in their natural habitat. Amy was an awesome guide and was very
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Linda H
Walnut Creek, California
51
In the wild
Wonderful to walk about unspoiled land and view koalas, emus, and kangaroos. Amy was a very informed naturalist
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