Australian Wildlife and Nature Tours in the wild.
You can see wildlife in its natural environment - and take away some wonderful memories of the real Australia and its unique animals and birds.
The best way to get to know our famous Australian mammals and birds is in the wild - in natural bushland close to Melbourne or in the wilderness areas of south east Australia.
Travel with Echidna Walkabout and see wild Kangaroos, Koalas, Emus, Cockatoos, Wallabies, ....and so much more!
All animals are wild. Wildness is dynamic! With Echidna Walkabouts help you will be able to spend your vacation experiencing nature at its best - every day is a new mystery and each encounter is unique. What matters most is experiencing Australian wildlife in its natural habitat.
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help collect important data, remove Boneseed (a weed) andmake a difference to koala habitat.
Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care guests can often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life. While the walk, help the Guide record sightings of all native wildlife.
The natural environments that's visited are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. The Wildlife Guide will help guests to find and understand them, and teach guests survey techniques that will be useful to them wherever they go.
At the end of the day all participants will receive a certificate of thanks for helping wildlife, and an opportunity to stay in touch with each of the Koalas seen on the day.
The tour is vehicle-based, with short walks during the day; includes a substantial picnic lunch and pick up/drop off to Melbourne city.
Daily, except 25DEC, 26DEC, 01JAN.
Selected Melbourne city accommodation. Hotel pick-ups start 7:50am.
Selected Melbourne city accommodation.
Approximately 7.5 hours.
Picnic lunch including billy tea.
- Experienced Wildlife Guide providing interpretations.
- Serendip Sanctuary or Mt Rothwell Conservation Park.
- Brisbane Ranges National Park or You Yangs National Park.
- Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
- Return selected Melbourne city accommodation transfers.
What to Bring:
- Comfortable, fully enclosed walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, rain-proof jacket, 1 litre water bottle.
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR20:
An Echidna Walkabout vehicle will pick guests up from their hotel to commence a 3 Day Great Ocean Road. Stroll through a national park looking for wild koalas, cockatoos and kookaburras. The Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher will explain the behaviour and individuality of each of the Koalas guests meet. Help create habitat for a wild koala by joining our "Make a Home for Clancy" conservation project. Walk quietly up to a wild mob of Kangaroos on the plains and in open Bushland. They are thrilling animals to watch. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care guests can often get close enough to observe their complex social life. Guests may also find parrots, fairywrens, emus, honeyeaters, wallabies and reptiles. The Wildlife Guide will help guests understand them. A substantial picnic lunch is included. Dinner is at the local pub.
Overnight accommodation in a 4.5 star boutique B&B (L,D)
See some of the world's most spectacular coastal scenery. We follow the Great Ocean Road to the surging surf coast, and walk in the magnificent rainforests of the Otway National Park. The Wildlife Guide will explain the formation of these mighty forests. Travel through Port Campbell National Park, looking out for echidnas, wallabies, lizards and colourful birds which make their home in the coastal heathlands. Linger a while to take in some of nature's handiwork at the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. Hear stories about the terrible shipwrecks of the past.
Overnight accommodation in 4.5 star B&B (B,L,D).
This morning guests will have one last look at the coast in the dramatic morning light before returning to Melbourne across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains. Created by intense volcanic activity over the past 2 million years, the 7000 volcanoes of the Western Plains are now extinct but the resultant savannah is pasture to a rich wool growing area a
wonderful example of Australia's great range lands. Guests stop en route to drive to the top of an extinct volcano with spectacular views across the plains. From the summit guests can see some of the hundreds of volcanic lakes scattered across the plains. Later guests pass Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent lake in Australia, often covered with prolific birdlife. Tour concludes at approximately 4:00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence . (B, L).~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:Tuesday and Friday, except 25DEC, 26DEC.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20:
APR-OCT: Tuesday and Friday.
NOV-MAR: Monday and Thursday, no tours run through 25DEC, 26DEC, 01JAN.~~~~
Melbourne city accommodation. Hotel pick-ups start 7:50am. Exact time to be reconfirmed at time of booking.
Melbourne city accommodation or Melbourne Airport (additional charges apply for Melbourne Airport drop-off).
3 Days / 2 Nights.
- 2 breakfasts.
- 3 lunches.
- 2 dinner.
- Full interpretation by experienced nature guide.
- All on ground transfers.
- Transport in comfortable, airconditioned vehicle.
- 2 nights B&B ensuite accommodation.
What to Bring:
- Comfortable, fully enclosed walking shoes, clothing to suit variable weather conditions, sunscreen, hat, insect repellant, rain-proof jacket, 1 litre water bottle, small torch.
Contact us with your enquiry for an obligation free quote.