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Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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.
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Get the chance to see kangaroos and koalas at their most active time of day on this sunset tour from Melbourne. With a small group of just 10 people or fewer, you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere. Search out the local wildlife and learn about their biology and behavior through your guide's commentary as you walk through the bushland.
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Get up close to kangaroos, koalas, and other Australian creatures on a 3-day small-group tour from Melbourne. The excursion is perfect for travelers who value adventure and comfort in equal measure. Join your fellow tour companions (maximum eight people) as you travel along the Great Ocean Road, visit the Twelve Apostles, and much more. Spend two restful nights in 4.5-star accommodation and enjoy the convenience of six complimentary meals.
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from $1,093.24
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This was an excellent trip, expertly guided by Hayley. We encountered quite a few wild Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and numerous birds. Would definitely recommend this tour

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Passionate guide, great wildlife, simply wonderful. The only downside was that my dietary restrictions were not fully considered. This was not an intentional omission, but still.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MagOnTheRoad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most fantastic day. Our guide Amy was great fun and very knowledgeable, not only about the array of animals and birds we saw but also about the geology and plant life of the area. Seeing koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and emus in their...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sharonbarker1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot recommend this tour enough, it was honestly one of the best things I've ever done. Our guide was amazing and her enthusiasm was infectious, and it was so refreshing to have a guide who so clearly cared about the animals. It was also really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank diablodancer
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Amy was a wonderful guide and made the day terrific, learning all about the animals and their environment. She even made us a wonderful eucalyptus tea!More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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salesechidna, Public Relations Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Vacationer647182, Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that Amy made your day so terrific, she is a very knowledgeable and passionate Wildlife Guide. All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - Janine, Roger, Caz, Martin, Bart, Kirby,...More

Reviewed July 20, 2019

In a trip where there were so many highlights, including New Year's Eve in Sydney Harbor, this one was at the top with no effort. Our stellar, extremely knowledgeable guide knocked himself out to show us the absolute best of the area. We trekked through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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salesechidna, Public Relations Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear hazelk263, Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your day out with wild Australian animals!! All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - Janine, Roger, Caz, Martin, Bart, Kirby, Beck, Brett, Caitlin, Jordan, Tracey, Hayley, Dan, Lorena,...More

Reviewed July 18, 2019

Money talks--and purchasing a tour from a company like Echidna Walkabout will hopefully push ecotourism to a more ethical direction. But I had to look hard to find this option! I thought I would go without seeing koalas while in Australia, because I refuse to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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salesechidna, Public Relations Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear fuleco7, Thank you for your very generous review, what you have said is extremely important to us! Echidna Walkabout's driving principle, from inception, is positive conservation. We believe that people protect what they know and what they love. Our style of tourism not only...More

Reviewed July 15, 2019

Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild – We weren’t really sure about this tour when we saw it on our itinerary. It turns out we loved it. We were the only ones booked that day, so it turned into a private tour. It’s just so...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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salesechidna, Public Relations Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear gjchalmerswc, We're delighted you loved the tour, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely 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...More

Reviewed July 11, 2019

Hayley is not only a pleasant, accommodating individual he also is a storehouse of information about koalas as well as about Aussie flora and fauna.More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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salesechidna, Public Relations Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DayTrip599324, Thank you for writing this lovely review of your day with us. You're right, Hayley is a very knowledgeable and passionate Wildlife Guide. All the best from the team at Echidna Walkabout - Janine, Roger, Caz, Martin, Bart, Kirby, Beck, Brett, Caitlin, Jordan,...More

Reviewed July 11, 2019

This was the most exciting day I had in Australia. Our guide shared with us all her passion about the preservation of koalas and allowed us to respectfully enter into the habitat of kangaroos, emus, wallabies, koalas, etc. She also prepared for us a very...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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salesechidna, Public Relations Manager at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear alessandroch2019, Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this incredible 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, Martin, Bart, Kirby,...More

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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
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