Mixed reviews here as my husband and I had to book separately due to our son being ill and not being able to go as planned.
I went first and was blown away with the trip. It was everything and more than I had hoped and expected. Carol, our guide, was wonderful and would not give up on finding and getting close to, a mob of kangaroos. It certainly paid off and we got very close to a mob of around 30 of them. Photo opportunities were brilliant. Such a once in a lifetime opportunity and one I will always remember.
Lunch was also brilliant. Carol laid out a lovely lunch of assorted rolls, fruit, cake and of course made Billy tea which as a British tea drinker I must admit I did not like!.
We only found two koalas but the search for them was fun and the pulling up of weeds to help the environment!
My only criticism was the adverts for the trip said that you saw other animals but this was purely a Koalas and Kangaroo trip so do not expect to see any platypus, possums etc as you won't.
Overall, I loved this trip and would recommend it to anyone and was just bitterly disappointed that my husband and son couldn't join me in this once in a lifetime trip. Many thanks to Carol who made it so very enjoyable.
Now, my husband booked this same trip for 2 days after me and has a very different story. After getting up early and making his way to the 9am pick up arriving at 8.30am, and waiting until 9.30am he decided it wasn't going to happen and came back to our apartment. After many emails it was confirmed that the company had no record of the booking. This was only the day before we left Melbourne for the UK so could not be booked for another day. All we got was an apology for any inconvenience! As I said in my review, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity so 'inconvenience' doesn't begin to explain it. Such a big letdown and disappointment beyond words.
Linda B USA
We loved this tour. It was great to see the koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat. We were only 4 people on the tour plus the driver guide. He was very knowledgeable and served us a delicious picnic lunch midway thru the tour.
Really good tour with a great guide. Saw lots of animals and birds. Guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Highly recommended.
Our guide, Mike, is so knowledgeable and made everything very interesting. He says, tho, that this tour is called kuala and kangaroo....regardless, we had fun and highly recommend this tour.
A fantastic day out. We saw koalas, kangaroos, emus and best of all our guide, Rachel found us a pair of possums. Rachel was a great guide, knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Lunch was delicious even though the billy tea had to be served cold due to total fire ban that day. Highly recommended.
awesome tour! Marthin is a really knowledgeable and friendly tour leader. If you love nature, definitely have to try this one.
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.
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.
Good tour. Scott is very knowledgeable, he explained a lot about local wildlife. The lunch was special. The tour is well organized.
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.
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!
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.
Great Day Out - Scott the Guide was really knowledgeable and a great bloke
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!
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!
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.
What a great trip! Saw several koala, MANY kangaroo, emu, opossum, many types of birds. .. Was a Prefect day. Especially enjoyed our Bush lunch.
Kirby our tour guide was amazing. She was pleasant, knowledgeable, and fun. We spent the entire day outside and saw tons of animals (koalas, kangaroos, emus, and more). We got closer to the animals than I was expecting, which made it a great experience. I highly recommend this tour. It was the highlight of my trip to Melbourne.
A very unique opportunity to see koalas and kangaroos in the wild! The tour guides prepare everything so that you actually get to see the animals.
Seeing koalas, and a kangaroo with a Joey in the wild was a real treat. Our guide, Scott, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and personable. It was a great trip!