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

Best Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour from Melbourne

See Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild! This naturalist guided, small group tour gives you quality time to see wildlife and enjoy the wide open spaces of Australia. Watch the natural behavior of wild kangaroos, koalas and abundant bird life. Get involved in koala research with your naturalist guide. A delicious bush lunch is included.


  • 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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What You Can Expect

Best Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour from Melbourne

Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour from Melbourne

Walk amongst large free ranging "mobs" (groups) of wild kangaroos. Spot Emus, Cockatoos and other unique Australian wildlife on the grassland, in the bush and around the billabongs of Melbourne's Western Plains.

Visit an open forest in a National Park that is home to a large and healthy population of wild koalas. The koalas research project ensures that on most days you'll have multiple sightings of these delightful creatures.

Within easy reach from the center of the city of Melbourne, these environments provide the perfect introduction to Australia's unique wildlife and indigenous culture. The area you walk through is of great significance to the local Aboriginal People of the Wathaurong Tribe. Freshwater lakes and billabongs nearby provided a rich food source for them, and some signs of their occupation still remain. Your guide will share their knowledge with you.

You will be provided with a picnic lunch, served in an open-air setting at the sanctuary, and includes fruit and cakes, coffee and delicious Australian "Billy tea".

Expert Nature Guides:
You will be guided on this journey by friendly, experienced and knowledgeable nature guides. Many hours of research work proceed the tour to ensure that you see and learn about native wildlife in its natural environment. Guides carry two way radios which link them to the office and to emergency services.

Easy Walking:
Although this tour is vehicle based, most of the day is spent outside the vehicle on a number of easy, flat terrain, bush walks so that you can get close to nature. Passengers must be able to walk unassisted at least 500m on uneven dirt surfaces. There may be up to 5 walks of this duration during the tour.

Customer Reviews

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great to see Koala in their natural habitat and also be involved in ongoing research and research is critical to my mokopuna- grand children to get to see these amazing creatures. Excellent, knowledgeable guide- ka pai!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What an absolutely fantastic day we had, I can thoroughly recommend this trip. Our guide Martin was extremely knowledgeable, informative, relaxed and friendly. In a small group of just eight people we received a very personal tour. Seeing these animals in the wild was magical and if we had not been with Martin we would never have seen them the koalas were difficult to spot. we got quite close to the kangaroos and there were plenty of them. Lunch was great and very relaxed. All in all a wonderful day that went far too quickly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

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