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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$188.88
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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.
US$188.88
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 6 days ago
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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

Thank a999b
SallyEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
Great experience seeing koalas and kangaroos in the bush

Had an awesome time spotting koalas and kangaroos in the bush. Our guide Kirby did a great job finding them as she knew just where to look. Billy tea during lunch hit the spot and was able to get really close to the kangaroos in...More

Thank Chris N
SallyEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed seeing our wild Australian animals in their natural habitat. Our Wildlife Guide Kirby has a talent for finding wildlife. Wonderful to hear you had a fantastic time. All the best from the team at...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Amazing day!

What an amazing day! I am so happy I chose this trip. Our guide Brett was amazing. Very knowledgeble. Told us LOTS of interesting information about koalas and kangaroos. We saw only one koala, but made up with over 100 kangaroos! He knew how to...More

Thank geemail4me
SallyEchidna, Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Our Wildlife Guide Brett is exceptionally talented at finding wild kangaroos and koalas in their natural habitat. We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent day. All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - - Janine,...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Kangaroo's in the wild and 5 koalas!!

Our tour guide Jerry made sure we saw koalas, and boy did we! 5 of them, including the grandma koala and the head of the clan koala (Clancy). We were able to get up and close with the kangaroos, while still protecting their comfort zone....More

1  Thank Staceyenergy
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Jessica C
4 July 2018|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Solo travelers are very welcome.
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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 ccairns4 | Reviewed this property |
no, they are wild so don't get too close. You might want a zoo or rescue facility for that
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