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“Echidna Walkabout - Koalas & Kangaroos in the wild”

Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours
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Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour from Melbourne
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

What a fantastic tour! Our guide Paul was fantastic, very knowledgable and enthusiastic.
A really great way to see koalas, birds, wallabies and kangaroos in their natural habitat. Thankyou for a truly memorable day.

Thank AnEcoTourist
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JanineEchidna, Owner at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Hi AnEcoTourist! Thankyou so much for your wonderful review.

WE are all so glad that you had a memorable day with us. Paul is certainly very knowledgable - did he tell you he is a wildlife rescuer too? He really loves wildlife, and loves spending time with like-minded people (like you!)

It's great to hear that you saw Wallabies as well as Kangaroos and Koalas. It is amazing how much wildlife can be seen so close to Melbourne, and in the cooler months of the year.

All the best from Janine, Paul and all the team at Echidna!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our day-long walkabout to see wild koalas and kangaroos. Our guide Scott was personable, enthusiastic, professional, and knowledgable and the entire trip was a great experience. We learned about and experienced where wild koalas and kangaroos live and got some wonderful pictures without stressing the animals. We were served an excellent lunch, including delicious fruit and authentic billy tea.

Thank usaraven
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JanineEchidna, Owner at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Thankyou usaraven! What a wonderful review!

It's lovely that you mentioned that you got great photos in the wild, without stressing the animals. That is so important to us. Both the animals and our guests have to have a positive experience. That's sometimes a difficult balance to achieve, and after many years at it, we feel that we do manage that most of the time. But it depends on great people, like yourselves, who are sensitive and considerate of wild creatures.

Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this - we really appreciate it.

All the best, Janine, Scott and all the team at Echidna

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

It was a great way to see the animals in their natural setting. Having lunch on the property was a nice experience as well. Scott was an outstanding guide, he was not only knowledgable but helpful in many ways. I dropped my wallet during the tour and he helped me search for it. Thanks to his help and concern, I found it.

Thank GB K
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JanineEchidna, Owner at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2013

Thankyou GB K! We are thrilled to hear such a lovely review!

Scott is a wonderful Guide, isn't he? All our Guides have enthusiasm and a passion for wildlife & nature. In addition, they are great communicators, and are helpful, considerate and really exhibit the Aussie style!

Thankyou so much for taking the time to submit this review. It helps us so much!

All the best, Janine, Scott and the rest of the team at Echidna

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Savannah Walkabout Tour was fabulous! Saw so many animals in their natural settings. This is what we had wanted to experience, not a zoo experience. Martin was our guide and he had a great personality. He took great care when one of our tour members accidentally stepped in a bull ant nest. Martin was so quick to react. Learned about the making of billy tea and had delicious sandwiches sitting out on the savannah. Well worth time and the money we spent on this tour.

Thank Lynn M
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JanineEchidna, Owner at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Thankyou Lynn M for such a wonderful review!

It is amazing, isn't it, how many animals we see out there? Kangaroos, koalas, possums of two types, echidnas sometimes, cockatoos, parrots, ducks, wallabies, lizards, honeyeaters, Tawny Frogmouths, and even Bullants and spiders sometimes!

It is all so special, and we appreciate your compliments!

All the best from all of us, especially Martin!

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

From the moment Roger picked us up in Melbourne we knew we were off on a truly great adventure. Roger shared his extensive knowledge about the Australian savannah as he took us first to the Ying Yang and then the Serendip Sanctuaries. There was no greater excitement than when he helped us spot our first koala and kangaroo of the day. Roger and his company are clearly committed to educating his clients about the local wildlife which includes honoring the animals through their preservation efforts and even his wife's beautiful artwork with native animals as subjects. The gourmet sandwiches, billy tea and enchanting storytelling made for an overall enjoyable experience, one we soon won't forget. Make this a definite when you are in or near Melbourne!!

Thank Janeen T
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JanineEchidna, Owner at Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Hey Janeen T!

What a wonderful, heartfelt review! We can really feel that your day in the bush with Roger was special for you - which makes it all the more special for us!

We too think it is a magic kingdom out there. Exciting, yet gentle - there's nothing out in the bush that wants to hurt you, and you can roam free without fear. It's a special experience, and we agree with you when you say "Make this a definite when you are in or near Melbourne!!"

All the best from Roger and all of us (including me - another Janine!)

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