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Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild 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 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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Important Information
Departure Point
1: The Langham, Melbourne, 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
2: Crown, 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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This was a great trip. Amy was a fantastic guide, we saw 4 koalas which she identified by markings on their nose, after lunch we saw many kangaroos. Great fun for all
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There are so many options in Australia to learn about and see/interact with Kangaroos and Koalas, but if you're trying to decide which is the best option, you can safely stop your search now and just book Echidna Walkabout. Here are a few reasons why based on our awesome daytrip
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Response from salesechidna, Marketing Assistant at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 6 days ago
Dear U666DXsame, Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this terrific review. We are thrilled to hear all of that! Our team at Echidna Walkabout is extremely passionate about protecting the natural habitat of our wild animals and our Wildlife Guide Dan is very knowledgeable and caring for them. As a social enterprise, our mission is to ensure the free-living future of Australian wildlife. Part of our mission is research - Dan`s koala observations on that day are all included in our long-term Wild Koala Research Project. Without your support, we could not do this. 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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Brett was an amazing guide. We saw five koalas, several kangaroos, some emus and many many birds. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in seeing these animals in their natural habitat. A great day!
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Response from salesechidna, Marketing Assistant at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Justeenmariee, Thank you for writing this lovely review of your day with us. We are so glad that you had a great day and could experience wild Australian animals in their natural habitat. It would be great for us if you could recommend the Koalas and 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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I loved this tour! Echidna Walkabout takes you on a day tour outside of Melbourne to the You Yangs to search for and see some wild Koalas and Kangaroos! And we were so lucky to see 5 Koalas (one Joey) and many many Kangaroos. Our guide Sam was great - he was knowledgable, nice,
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Response from salesechidna, Marketing Assistant at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Piasky, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you loved the Koalas and Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour. Our Wildlife Guides are trained to treat wild animals with respect. Sam does a great job. We are thrilled that you noticed his gentle approach to the animals, and that it is as important to you as it is to us. 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 really enjoyed our adventure and saw four individual koalas and tracked a mob of kangaroo, along with various birds. Our tour guide, Dan, was clearly very invested in protecting these animals and was very animated and interesting to listen to and talk with.
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Response from salesechidna, Marketing Assistant at Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
Responded 6 days ago
Dear DTTCleveland, Thanks for writing this lovely review of your day with us! Everything you have said is very important to us. Dan, and all our team at Echidna Walkabout are extremely passionate about protecting natural 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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