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Melbourne Birding Tours

#24 of 134 Outdoor Activities in Melbourne Features Animals
657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 414 355 146
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Unforgettable!

Whether you're an avid birder, amateur, or just enjoy wildlife in general, this tour will a (if not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin C
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Missoula, Montana
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Mind blowing

Our day with Paul was fantastic. The lyre birds in song has to be on the birding bucket list 'must... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TomLynchForis
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rotorua
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Full day and extended birding tours near Melbourne, Australia and beyond. Small/private groups with all birding levels catered for. Friendly, personalized service which includes all meals and hotel pickups and drop offs. A professional, knowledgeable guide with a passion for all Australian wildlife. Tours can be customized to your needs or to target specific species. Use of a Swarovski spotting scope, field guides and binoculars.
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Hours Today: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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+61 414 355 146

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you're an avid birder, amateur, or just enjoy wildlife in general, this tour will a (if not the) highlight to your experience in Melbourne, if not Australia overall. Paul is professional, experienced and went out of his way to accommodate us (no easy task)!...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our day with Paul was fantastic. The lyre birds in song has to be on the birding bucket list 'must do' experiences. Paul's knowledge was superlative, a glimpse or call and Paul had identified the birds and pointed them out to us. As a kiwi...More

Thank TomLynchForis
Reviewed June 6, 2017

A wonderful day with Paul that turned out to be one of the best birding days for me. having birded across continents this was by far one of the best tours that i can recommend A thorough professional who goes out of the way to...More

Thank Gopi K
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thanks for the review Gopi, it was great to meet you and show you some of Melbourne's wonderful birds!

Reviewed May 27, 2017

I highly recommend Melbourne Birding Tours with Paul Hackett. Visiting Melbourne on business I decided to treat myself to a day of birding rather than markets and museums, what a great choice. Knowing I was visiting at the beginning of winter, when many of the...More

Thank Linda B
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thanks Linda, I am glad you had a great day!

Reviewed April 24, 2017

I booked two days out with Paul during my recent trip to Melbourne. He went out of his way to find me as many birds as possible and found me countless birds I otherwise wouldn't have seen - thoroughly recommended.

Thank mikespicer
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thanks for the positive feedback, I am happy that you enjoyed the two days.

Reviewed April 20, 2017

I have family living in Melbourne so am a regular visitor, plus a birding friend living locally with whom I go birding when in town, but this time I thought I'd try a professional guide. I had an excellent day out, 104 species total, with...More

1  Thank KiwiBirder
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thanks for the review KiwiBirder, it was great fun guiding you and I look forward to doing it again.

Reviewed April 11, 2017

We had a fabulous day with Paul and would highly recommend the tour. The day started early and I'm amazed at what we managed to cram in. We went to a number of different locations to see lots of different types of birds in their...More

1  Thank Sally S
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thanks Sally, so pleased that you had a fabulous day!

Reviewed April 2, 2017

This is the second time I have gone on a Melbourne Birds Tours' outing. The South West Coastal Tour was as great as the Four Habitats one . You do have to be a super early riser as the tour starts at 6am. Paul is...More

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PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thanks for the review, it was great to take you out birding for a second time. Glad that you enjoyed it!

Reviewed March 20, 2017

Our three days with Paul Hackett at You Yang, Werribee and Chiltern exceeded all expectations. We will return home with photographs of more than 100 species, many of which we would not have located without Paul’s expert guidance. Paul is knowledgeable and entertaining but also...More

2  Thank John W
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the review John. It was a fun three days, glad you enjoyed it and got lots of great photos.

Reviewed March 10, 2017

I have made multiple trips with Paul Hackett of Melbourne Birding Tours, and all my reviews have praised his operation. This report is no exception. I have no financial stake in Paul's operation, although he has become a friend. However, i am very experienced in...More

2  Thank Richard M
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the review. Alway great to guide you and to add to you list of Australian birds. Looking forward to guiding you again in the future!

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michael414hadley
July 15, 2016|
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Response from PaulH255100 | Property representative |
Hi Michael, yes, we will be able to pick you up at the Clarion Suites. Looking forward to showing you some great birds, Cheers, Paul
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michael414hadley
November 23, 2015|
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Response from violistkensingtonnh | Reviewed this property |
We got picked up at our hotel in Melbourne at 7 am. We wanted a private tour so I don't know about the maximum number that can go on the tour. I think there can be 4 in the vehicle.
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michael414hadley
November 23, 2015|
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Response from Paul H | Property representative |
Hi Michael, I can pick up from a hotel in William Street. Pick up time is either 6am or 7am depending on which tour you chose and I prefer to take a maximum of 4 birders on each tour. Drop ff back to William Street would be... More
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