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Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne

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
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Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild Tour from Melbourne
From US$193,00
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Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD
Spot Australian native animals such as koalas, kangaroos, possums and wallabies in their natural habitat during the day. Hotel pick-up times from selected hotels between 8:10am-9:00am.
From US$192,97
Overview
Enjoy the rare opportunity to spot native Australian wildlife in their natural environment on this tour from Melbourne. Explore the bushlands and billabongs of Melbourne’s Western Plains on guided hikes; look out for wild kangaroos, koalas, cockatoos, and emus; and tuck into a picnic lunch, accompanied by traditional Australian billy tea.
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 five different 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’ll 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
One of the best tours I’ve ever done!

This tour was incredible, and I’ve done a lot of tours all over the world. Martin was super knowledgeable and passionate, and I learned A TON. He made our day a blast, this was definitely the highlight of my trip to Australia, highly recommend. Definitely...More

Thank Allison B
OliviaEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing this lovely review of your day with us. So much of what you have said is extremely important to us. Glad to hear our Wildlife Guide Martin made your day so exciting with his knowledge and passion! All the best from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Delighted with all the animals we saw

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There were only four of us, and the guide, on the tour; so it was casual and friendly. It is easier to see wildlife in a small group. We saw lots of wildlife: koalas, kangaroos, emus, a wallaby, an echidna,...More

Thank James N
OliviaEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous feedback. Our Wildlife Guide Kirby is highly skilled at finding a diverse array of animals. We are so pleased that you had an amazing time with us! All the best from the team at Echidna...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Loved the guarantee to see the animals

What a great day and tour. We were able to walk close to the kangaroos and get a few great shots. The tour guides also have trackers that were out early in the morning to spot koalas so you are most likely to see them....More

Thank ccairns4
OliviaEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to write this fabulous feedback. We are so pleased that you had an amazing time with us! All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - - Janine, Roger, Caz, Melinda, Martin, Jo, Bart, Kirby, Cathy,...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Kangaroos

Loved the confidence of our tour person, Rachel getting us close to the kangaroos in the field. Nice lunch in the Bush. The koalas were curled up high in a tree.....so sleepy!More

Thank Melanie D
OliviaEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us! All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - - Janine, Roger, Caz, Melinda, Martin, Jo, Bart, Kirby,...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Personalized tour of Australia's Amazing Wildlife

I can't say enough good things about the tour that I recently experienced. Even though it was a rainy day, our guide Sally helped us experience the wonderous animals of Australia. Her insights into the origins, habitats, history and biology of marsupials, birds and mammals...More

Thank Michael C
OliviaEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this terrific review about us! We are glad that Wildlife Guide Sally's breadth of knowledge made for a memorable day. We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent day. All the best from...More

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Giovani R
1 May 2018|
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Response from James N | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, we arrived back at our hotel (Holiday In City Centre) about 4:30. The tour is west of Melbourne and the airport is north of Melbourne; so your request might not be convenient for the operator. But I... More
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paulichen2017
26 April 2018|
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Response from James N | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mark D. On this tour you see wild animals, in natural habitat. We got close enough for great photos; but they hop off when they get uncomfortable with the human presence.
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ruthannwilliams
23 April 2018|
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Response from Bill Y | Reviewed this property |
Probably will run if not too wet. The kangaroos prefer cooler temperatures and are more active, so that’s good. I’m not so sure about the koalas though.
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