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“Awesome. Something completely unique and different”
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After Dark Nature Tours
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Owner description: Seeking a completely unique experience? After Dark Nature Tours in Manly uses NIGHT VISION GOGGLES to give people an unforgettable and completely different opportunity to experience Australia's wonderful nocturnal wildlife in its own environment. Set in one of Sydney's most beautiful locations you'll be equipped with your own personal set of NIGHT VISION GOGGLES so you can see owls, bandicoots, possums, echidnas and much more up close and personal.Let your guide take you to another world around Manly, Shelly Beach and through the rare Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub bushland of North Head. All while you experience local animals coming alive at night whilst you marvel at the beauty of the bush under starlight. Your guide will take you to a special place where you can sample home made roasted wattle seed scones with bush jams. While you sipping on locally sourced bush teas, learn about the area's cultural significance to the traditional Kay-Ye-My Aboriginal people who occupied the area now known as Manly. Discover the true indigenous origins of surfing and learn about Manly's rich surfing history. It's a great way to discover the Natural, European and Aboriginal cultural history of the area first hand. Perfect for the family or those wanting something a unique and different experience.Choose from three tours; The Sunset Tour, The Night Wonders Tour or a Galaxy Tour which is tailored to meet the needs and wishes for groups and functions.All Tours are lead by experienced and qualified guides.
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome. Something completely unique and different”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

I took my boys and a couple of their friends on this. We all had such a good time. Jess the guide was fantastic and really interesting. We were disappointed when it was time to go back. The boys (and me) loved all the Aboriginal cultural stories and bush food stuff Jess talked about. we could have stayed out there all night. so cool seeing possums and animals with th enight vision goggles.
I highly recommend this if your wanting something different. loved it.

Visited January 2012
2 Thank Jeff w
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This is a Magical experience”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

This was a really great night tour run by the owner. He works for the National Parks and has so much knowledge on the area: animals, plants and aboriginal history and he has a great personality. We started off learning how to use the night vision goggles, and practice walking in the dark with little torches he gave us to keep. We saw lots of native animals, including nightjars (owls?) and possums. The highlight for me was to sit around a swamp at the top of the walk, listening to the frogs making a huge noise while eating his home made scones, drinking bush tea, gazing at the stars and listening to the dreamtime stories. I didn't want the evening to end.

Visited December 2011
2 Thank Sonia B
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