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Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours

486 reviews
About Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours
Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD (formerly Savannah Walkabout) one day small-group (max 10 people) ecotour. See Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild! Join our Koala Research Project in the You Yangs Park, and meet individual, named koalas and learn about their history and social life. Help improve the future for wild koalas by removing a weed while you stroll through the Bush. Walk with wild Kangaroos - they are thrilling animals to watch! They are wary of humans, but with care and following guidelines from your experienced Wildlife Guide, you can get quite close without disturbing them. Departs Melbourne (5 central pickup locations) daily all year from 8.10 to 9.00am, returns Melbourne around 4.00 to 4.30pm.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just completed this tour with guide Amy and had an excellent experience. Seeing koalas, wallabies and kangaroos out in their natural habitat was a real treat. Amy gave us helpful information about the animals and birds we were spotting and had a sharp eye...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jean_Ritok
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come to Melbourne, you must do the Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild tour. Kirby was an professional, experienced guide. She explained so much about wildlife, including birds and other animals and trees! This tour was so much more than I expected. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lcse17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect from this tour, but when our guide hopped out of his van to collect us, I knew we were in for an adventure. Scott knows every bug, bird, animal, plant and rock formation in the bush. Riding with him...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had tour guide Hayley who was very knowledgeable and kept us intrigued with facts as well as exciting wild wildlife! Saw Winberry and the great Koala Migration from one tree to another (a grand adventure)! Tons of Wild Roo’s, Emu’s, fantastic Billy Tea and all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I couldn't visit Australia without seeing wild Koalas! This company is the company to book with if you want to experience truly wild animals. Combining business & ecotourism, Echidna Walkabout is awesome! My tour group consisted of myself and one other this particular rainy day....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

We visited two wildlife sanctuaries on this trip. We saw them all- kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, emus, tawny frogmouths, brushtail possums. Our guide Kirby was very helpful. In the middle of everything we stopped for tea and cakes in the bush! Wonderful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bob L
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Very nice tour with Kirby. Learned a lot! We saw a lot of animals, among others koalas, kangaroos and emus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mmoe_mo
JanineEchidna, Owner at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Fantastic @mmoe_mo! Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this. Kirby is a terrific, and very experienced Wildlife Guide and she knows so much about koalas, kangaroos and all the animals we see near Melbourne. All the best, Janine

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Great experience with excellent guide. Spotted 5 koala and came very close to kangaroos. Perfect Day in the Wild

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E5105VXmichaelm
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Where to begin?! Such an incredible time! We were picked up near our hotel and went on a tour with 6 other people. It's about an hour drive outside of Melbourne. Our guide Hailey was extremely knowledgeable and is so passionate about nature and conservation....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank kristendantus
JanineEchidna, Owner at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi kristendantus That is fantastic! Hayley is a great Wildlife Guide, and you're right - she is a very passionate and knowledgable naturalist and conservationist. We have five mother koalas with joeys this season, which is wonderful - did you see Mara & Pickle? Or...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Well organized tour with an experienced guide. You will definitely see koalas and kangaroos. We had a very friendly guide who gave very good explanation and answered all questions. Picking up the people worked also perfectly. Highly recommended!

Thank Simon W
JanineEchidna, Owner at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Great, thanks Simon W We appreciate you taking the time to write this. We're pleased that you enjoyed the wildlife, the guiding and the information! All the best, Janine

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Response from Roger S | Property representative |
Hi frenchagogo I'm sorry we did not get back to you. We did not realise that TripAdvisor had a Q&A section until someone told us today. In answer to your question: yes we can do pickups for private tours from the port... More