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Melbourne Birding Tours

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657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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I travel for wildlife experiences and this birding tour did not disappoint. A friend recommended... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharon_Wildlife
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Melbourne, Australia
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Cracking views of great birds

Excellent ID skills, Paul can identify glimpses of passing raptors at speed on the freeway as well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
matthewrtaylor
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Sydney, Australia
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I travel for wildlife experiences and this birding tour did not disappoint. A friend recommended this tour for myself and overseas visitors. This is my backyard and I was very impressed to see 92 bird species during our day out! I cannot even explain how...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent ID skills, Paul can identify glimpses of passing raptors at speed on the freeway as well as the faintest of bird calls deep in the bush. We were treated to the You Yangs and the poo farm at Werribee (considered by some to be...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Paul is so friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. We saw over 90 species of birds plus many many other things! Wow. What a day! Highly recommend doing this if you want to launch your bird knowledge forward by a few years in just one day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We signed up for all three of Paul's day tours around Melbourne, spread over the 14 days that we spent there. We could not have had a better guide. His ability to find and identify the birds and mammals that interested us, and his general...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paul was only my second ever Bird Guide and first in Australia and he was terrific. Knew the local sites and species and was very easy to get along with. I appreciated that he was always on-time to meet and was prepared with anything we...More

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Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the great review and for the recommendation. Glad that you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After discussion with Paul, it was decided that I have a full day trip to the Werribee Treatment Plant. I had heard about this place and am very keen on waterbirds and photographing them. We had good weather and I was so pleased that I...More

1  Thank BrisbaneAnne
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Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Anne. So happy that you enjoyed it and got heaps of photos.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is my fifth review of birding with Paul Hackett and Melbourne Birding, and is again, a rave review. We made a ten day trip to Cairns, the Atherton Tableland and up to The Daintree. We had good weather and Paul had selected excellent accommodations...More

1  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We had an awesome time and did some very memorable birding with Paul. Beautiful surroundings and fantastic birds. We were very stoked to start the day off with a southern emu-wren, which we had missed on our previous tries. We told Paul we wanted this...More

1  Thank CondorExpress
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Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thanks for the great review! It was great to be able to show you the brilliant Southern Emu-wren and plenty of others of course.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Today's birding adventure was superbly wonderful! Paul picked me up at my hotel and we went to the Water Western Treatment Plant where we saw over 70 bird species in our half-day outing. Paul was a terrific guide who spotted even the most camouflaged species...More

Thank AliRockwell
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Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I highly recommend Paul. He is professional, knows the birds and calls and rarities present and got both of us on them. He made 13 hours of birding move along effortlessly and enjoyably. Superb Lyrebird displayed wonderfully in Dandenong Ranges National Park and we finished...More

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Paul H, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thanks for the review. It was great fun guiding you and glad that you had a great time.

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Viji V
5 April 2018|
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Response from Paul H | Property representative |
Hi Viji, yes, we can pick you up at the Novotel in St Kilda
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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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