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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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My day started promptly at the agreed time, 7am. Paul was a great person to spend a day with, which... read more

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Naples, Florida
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An Incredible day birding with a terrific guide

What an excellent day I had yesterday with Paul. He kindly agreed to a last minute tour and worked... read more

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Albany, California
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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
657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 414 355 146

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My day started promptly at the agreed time, 7am. Paul was a great person to spend a day with, which made a birding day all the greater. He was very efficient in covering a wide variety of habitats. Very spot-on with his scope. He was...More

Thank wardpowers
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an excellent day I had yesterday with Paul. He kindly agreed to a last minute tour and worked around my weird schedule. We spent about seven hours out in a few different locations outside Melbourne, and saw (no kidding) 100 different species. Paul was...More

Thank bedelay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paul was a fantastic, knowledgeable, considerate guide who looked for opportunities to ensure I saw the birds I was keen to see on my "most wanted" list. He knew the areas and shared his knowledge. Despite the day being fairly miserable weather wise we still...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the South-West Coastal tour with Paul. 12 hours of great birding and wildlife experience. Paul is knowledgeable, patient, easy going and was just an expert guide for this traveler new to Australia and looking to see some birds. Best 12 hours I've spent...More

Thank bCWaj
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Paul provided an awesome experience, start to finish. This was my first trip to Australia, and it was for business, so I didn't have time to prepare for birding in a new place like I may otherwise have liked. I reached out to Paul via...More

Thank DO177
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day out - really liked the different habitats. 81 different bird species seen plus kangaroos and a very handsome wallaby! Paul is a fantastic guide - knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate about birds. Highly recommended.

Thank 0Thoughtful1
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Whether you're an avid birder, amateur, or just enjoy wildlife in general, this tour will a (if not the) highlight to your experience in Melbourne, if not Australia overall. Paul is professional, experienced and went out of his way to accommodate us (no easy task)!...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Our day with Paul was fantastic. The lyre birds in song has to be on the birding bucket list 'must do' experiences. Paul's knowledge was superlative, a glimpse or call and Paul had identified the birds and pointed them out to us. As a kiwi...More

Thank TomLynchForis
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A wonderful day with Paul that turned out to be one of the best birding days for me. having birded across continents this was by far one of the best tours that i can recommend A thorough professional who goes out of the way to...More

Thank Gopi K
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks for the review Gopi, it was great to meet you and show you some of Melbourne's wonderful birds!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

I highly recommend Melbourne Birding Tours with Paul Hackett. Visiting Melbourne on business I decided to treat myself to a day of birding rather than markets and museums, what a great choice. Knowing I was visiting at the beginning of winter, when many of the...More

Thank Linda B
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks Linda, I am glad you had a great day!

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Questions & Answers
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
23 November 2015|
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.
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