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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours
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.
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
  • Small group of just 10 participants ensure personalized experience
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Koalas and kangaroos, as promised

Our family of four enjoyed our day with Mick and 6 other customers searching for koalas, kangaroos, and emus. The emus and kangaroos were easy to find, I get the feeling they are in the same place every day. The koalas were trickier to spot...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018
Really great day out

Had a fab day with our tour guide Brett. Saw koalas, emus and kangaroos up close. Our guides knowledge and enthusiasm was brilliant and the vegan lunch (especially requested) was delicious. Would thoroughly recommend.More

Thank Tessa E
SallyEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

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, Michael, Brett,...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Amazing day in the You Yangs and the Serendip

Our guide, Sally, was very knowledgeable and thorough on explaining everything that she could about the animals and birds that we saw. Cockatoo's, Heron's, Swans, Geese, Raptors of various kinds, Kites, Magpie, Emu, Galah, Kookaburra, several different Koala's (and we tried to identify them by...More

Thank Glenn E
SallyEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this incredible review. We are glad our Wildlife Guide Sally was able to find you so many native Australian animals over the course of the day. Thank you for helping to pull out weeds...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Amazing day exploring Australian wildlife!

We had an amazing day with Brett on this tour. Saw 3 koalas and over 50 kangaroos as well as lots of other Australian wildlife! We were very impressed with our tour guides knowledge and we had a lovely lunch (with great veggie options too!)....More

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SallyEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed seeing our wild Australian animals in their natural habitat. Wonderful to hear you had a fantastic time. All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - - Janine, Roger, Caz, Martin, Jo, Bart,...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Great outing into the bush

We had a fantastic trip to see koalas and kangaroos in the wild. Our guide Brett was extremely personable and very knowledgeable. We learned all about how to identify each koala by its nose markings and met four koalas in their natural habitat, including Clancy...More

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SallyEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Our Wildlife Guide Brett is exceptionally talented at finding Australian animals in the bush. Thank you for contributing to the conservation of koala habitat, Clancy will be forever grateful. Happy to hear...More

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They have limited pick up locations. They don't pick up from ships. I was staying at a hotel that was not a pick up hotel and had to take a taxi to get to the closest pick up location.
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Solo travelers are very welcome.
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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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