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Melbourne Birding Tours

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657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 414 355 146
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Penguin Parade and a full day of birding outside of Melbourne

Paul is extremely knowledgeable about birds and was a patient, informative guide. We saw more types... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan P
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Red Hook, New York
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Penguins plus & 4 Habitats

We thoroughly enjoyed both days we spent with Paul. We were inexperienced birders who learned and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
susan c
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Full day and extended birding tours near Melbourne, Australia and beyond. Small/private groups with all birding levels catered for. Friendly, personalized service which includes all meals and hotel pickups and drop offs. A professional, knowledgeable guide with a passion for all Australian wildlife. Tours can be customized to your needs or to target specific species. Use of a Swarovski spotting scope, field guides and binoculars.
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Hours Today: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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+61 414 355 146

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Paul is extremely knowledgeable about birds and was a patient, informative guide. We saw more types of birds than we could have anticipated and learned much about being observers. We spent 2 days on the road with him and found it a great way to...More

Thank Susan P
Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review, Susan, happy you had such a great time on the tour :)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed both days we spent with Paul. We were inexperienced birders who learned and saw a lot of birds. It was great fun. The penguins are total magic. Paul knows birds, animals, plants. Excellent driver and a patient teacher. Magnificent scenery. Great way...More

2  Thank susan c
Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Susan, and glad you had such a great time on our tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I highly recommend Paul and his services. We spent ~ a week with Paul in December and had a great time. Paul is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and we greatly enjoyed his company. Paul organized a great trip for us, communication during planning...More

3  Thank car1472017
Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Doug and Cathy, was a pleasure to guide you around Australia and so pleased you had a great time. Thanks for the lovely review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the two day tour to the Chiltern forest with Paul and was as wonderful as the title. Plenty of species seen (87 in total) including many of the box-ironbark forest specialities with over 20 new ticks on my Australian list. What was most impressive...More

2  Thank Trevor B
Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Trevor, thanks so much for the review and glad you enjoyed Chiltern, it is one of my favourite places for birding.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is thrilling to spend time birding in countries and habitats that one is not familiar with. At the same time, one needs guidance from someone with local knowledge for the experience to be meaningful. Paul fills exactly that niche for those who want to...More

2  Thank Karan L
Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Karan, thanks so much for the lovely review and so pleased you had a great day our our tour.

Reviewed 10 December 2017

My husband and I did the Four Habitats 1-day tour with Paul last week and saw over 100 species. He was great help and patient with our novice birding skills. We really enjoyed Paul's enthusiasm!

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Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Nancy for the review, so pleased you had a great day on our tour.

Reviewed 26 November 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful day's birding with Paul. The day's tally was over 100 bird species including at least 4 Lyrebirds that were calling and displaying in misty conditions. Paul is a terrific guide and great at identifying birds by sight and...More

1  Thank JohnMacSeville
Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review John, the lyrebirds were great wern't they! Glad you had a great day.

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous two days with Paul round Geelong Great Ocean Road, the You Yangs and the Treatment plant. We are amateur birdwatchers but thoroughly enjoyed seeing many new species and ones we had seen before but never tire of watching. The variety in...More

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Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Ann, really appreciate your review and glad you had such a good time.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Paul took three of us on a one-day birding trip to some birding spots in the South West tour and the Western Treatment Plant, and then a two-day trip to Chiltern. Paul was everything you need in a good birding guide - good birding skills,...More

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Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, so pleased you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 13 November 2017

My partner and I, both on holiday from the UK, spent the day yesterday with Paul on a birding trip. It had been arranged by my cousin and wife, resident here, as a surprise so we didn't really know what to expect. It was a...More

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michael414hadley
15 July 2016|
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Response from PaulH255100 | Property representative |
Hi Michael, yes, we will be able to pick you up at the Clarion Suites. Looking forward to showing you some great birds, Cheers, Paul
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michael414hadley
23 November 2015|
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Response from violistkensingtonnh | Reviewed this property |
We got picked up at our hotel in Melbourne at 7 am. We wanted a private tour so I don't know about the maximum number that can go on the tour. I think there can be 4 in the vehicle.
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michael414hadley
23 November 2015|
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Response from Paul H | Property representative |
Hi Michael, I can pick up from a hotel in William Street. Pick up time is either 6am or 7am depending on which tour you chose and I prefer to take a maximum of 4 birders on each tour. Drop ff back to William Street would be... More
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