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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour from Melbourne

Get an up-close encounter with the amazing animals of Australia on this small-group wildlife tour! Traveling with an expert naturalist guide, you’ll explore the bush and grasslands of Melbourne’s western plains to spot roaming residents including wild kangaroos, koalas, emus, cockatoos and more. Learn about the natural habitats and behavior of these wonderful creatures, and enjoy a gourmet picnic and tea during the full-day tour. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.


  • Enjoy a full-day away from the hustle and bustle of the city and get up close to wild kangaroos and koalas in the wild
  • Small group naturalist guided tour, maximum of 8 people, ensures a personal and intimate experience
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch of gourmet sandwiches, fruit and cake
  • Learn about the research project and the history of the You Yangs Park
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour from Melbourne

Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour from Melbourne

After morning pickup from select Melbourne hotels, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to a national park in the western plains (see Hotel Pickup tab for details). Follow your guide on a relatively flat and easy bushwalk through a wildlife sanctuary, where you’re likely to spot wild koalas in their natural habitat. Learn about the park’s ongoing koala research project and conservation efforts to protect the furry critters. Feel free to ask any questions of your knowledgeable guide, who is actively involved in wildlife preservation efforts.

Travel to various locations throughout the park and get out of the vehicle for up to five different walks through grasslands, bush, and watery billabongs. Observe ‘mobs’ of wild kangaroos, free-roaming emus, and flocks of noisy cockatoos in their natural surroundings. Your guide will share background information on the area, which holds great significance for the local aboriginal people of the Wathaurong tribe. 

Midway through your tour, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch surrounded by the rustic beauty of the park. Top off your meal with cakes, coffee and traditional Australian billy tea — a popular way of refreshing while in the bush.

At the end of your 8-hour wildlife excursion, you’ll be dropped off back at the original departure point in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A fantastic day with our guide Rachel. Rachel was very knowledgable and was able to locate koalas, kangaroos, emus and possum. A unique and informative day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wasn't quite what I expected. As I thought we would be out driving along the outback and seeing the animals. Instead we went to a couple reserves with Kangaroo's and Koala's. Which turned out to be a great experience. The fenced in reserves were large. It was fun having the guide show us how to approach the kangaroo's. Fortunate to see a Joey in a poach. That should have been out on its out. Also, enjoyed finding the Koala's. Our guide was great. She was very nice to travel with, showing us things , and did a great job in preparing a fantastic lunch for us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Good tour. Scott is very knowledgeable, he explained a lot about local wildlife. The lunch was special. The tour is well organized.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I would do this tour all over again. Kathy was warm, knowledgeable and confident when taking us out into the plains and trees to find our furry little friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Perfect tour, small group size 9 people, and our guide Cathy was awesome. Very educational, catered to all our needs, and helped us find kangaroos, koalas, weribees, and even an echidna!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I can't say enough good things about this experience. Scott was amazing. He really cared about the animals, the land, and the people on his tour. He definitely went the extra mile with everything: making sure that we got up close and personal with each person's favorite animal, making special arrangements for food allergies, and even giving me the coat off his back when it got cold. If you are in Melbourne for any length of time - you need to go on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great Day Out - Scott the Guide was really knowledgeable and a great bloke

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The best! A real experience, and not for those who want that fake disney experience. These are real and wild and may or may not show up but that's the true experience. The guides were very knowledgeable biologists in the field, not the scripted stuff at all. I would do it again!

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