Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Savannah Walkabout Australian Animals Eco Tour from Melbourne. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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!
Great opportunity to view the animals in the wild with a small group and a very passionate guide who is very knowledgable. We were able to get some close up pictures which were beautiful.
I really enjoyed the tour! Paul, our guide, was knowledgeable about the history, biology, ecology, and social aspects of the places that we visited. Our group (6) was just the right size for us to get to know one another and have room to spread out in the van. We saw Koalas, Kangaroos, Emu, and Wallabies in their natural habitat. Lunch was delicious and we had eucalyptus tea as a bonus. I would most definitely recommend this tour for a visitor to Melbourne.
This trip was brilliant. I took my hubby and my 2 kids of 7 and 4. It felt really personal.Short spurts pf walking involved and you could stay on the mini bus if you didn't want to go that particular time. The guide was very informative. Highly recommended. Amazing to be so close to the wildlife.
I am glad I didn't go to the zoo. this is far more interesting than just visiting the animals in the zoo. The tour is made up of a small group, going to the wild and look out for the animals in their own habitat. The tour guide is awesome., he prepared us sandwiches for lunch. . fruits .. and Billy Goat Tea! Nice touch :)
Great tour with a great guide! We were a small group and were able to see 5 koalas and got really close to the kangaroos. I highly recommend the tour!
This tour is fantastic, well worth the money, and the best tour so far in Australia. Roger was most informative, and we saw koalas, emus and kangaroos in their natural habitat. We learned about each of the animals behaviour, and were also told the names of all the birds we saw. A great day!
We had an excellent day out, just the two of us and our guide Scott who was wonderful. Saw lots of Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Possums, Emus, birds of prey and water birds.Great lunch. We were impressed that the trip still went ahead despite there only being the two of us. We would recommend this trip.
Martin was an outstanding guide. Knowledgeable, relaxed and well organised. He found the koalas with help from the researchers but the kangaroos were all his own work - a group of 22! He also talked about spiders, birds, possum and spotted a wallaby. Lunch was excellent with a bush tea brew. The day out was brilliant - everything it promised and more.
We actively participated in searching for koalas and quietly watching them, as well as kangaroos in the wild. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and enthusiastic about protecting the habitat for animals. He also shared much about the land and the indigenous people and their culture there.
We had heard about this from another traveler in The Outback. Saw his photos and were sold. Saw 5 koalas, a large number of kangaroos, exotic birds, a black walloby...and a eastern brown snake (one of the most venomous snakes in the world). Can't imagine going to Australia and not doing this!!!
We traveled in March 2012 with our 2 boys (ages 7 and 9). This is one of the best tours we have ever taken. The company had 13 guests split between 2 guides, the groups met up for lunch and shared information via radio when animals were spotted, so we all got to see koalas, wombats, kangaroos, eagles, frogmouths, emu and various other critters.
Martin our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, and enthusiastic to show us as much wildlife as possible. He took time to explain things and was very patient, always making sure everyone in the group including my kids got to see what he was pointing out. He was also considerate towards the animals, ensuring that we stressed them as little as possible.
The picnic lunch and Billy tea were very good, they even catered for the kids (my youngest is the world's pickiest eater!).
Our boys were easily able to keep up with the walking pace/distances and I felt that they were engaged throughout. I'm not sure this would be an ideal tour for all 7-9 year olds (our boys are interested in wildlife and have spent a lot of time in the bush with us looking at bears, wolves, moose, etc.). If you have young children that don't know how to move slowly and stay still or quiet, I would probably leave it until they are a little older and can appreciate it more.
It was great. Martin is a very knowledgeable guide taking care of the people he guides and the animals he shows at the same time!
Well done. For keeping within an hour of Melbourne, we saw wild koalas and kangaroos, as well as tons of cool birds. Paul Hackett is a great guide.
I loved being able to get out of the city of Melbourne and into the "wild" so easily and quickly. Instead of seeing animals in a zoo, we were able to walk in the forest and use binoculars to study two koalas in the trees and two male western grey kangaroos who were boxing. At Serendip Sanctuary we were able to walk in a paddock with more grey kangaroos and with emus. It was one of our top two experiences in Australia
I traveled throughout Australia and throughly enjoyed myself every place I went. The Walkabout was by FAR the MOST AMAZING excursion. Not only was our guide engaging, knowledgeable, but she made it so exciting!!! We spotted koalas in the trees, kangaroos just hopping about in their natural habitat, and other native animals just hanging out. There is NO tour like this. We enjoyed a really nice lunch and were able to take more pictures than you can imagine throughout the day. If you are coming to Australia don't waste your time at the zoo, book this trip and EXPERIENCE these animals in their natural surroundings- its 100% better and more rewarding than the zoo.