• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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 lunch on this full day tour. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 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 or dinner 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

What You Can Expect

Koalas and Kangaroo in the Wild 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 7.5-hour wildlife excursion, you’ll be dropped off back at the original departure point in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was a great tour, learned so much and a good way to get out of Melbourne for a day.

Alex P V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing...

ra.paw

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We were lucky and we were alone on the trip so it was really individual safari. The guide was great - scope of information we've received was full.
We've seen koalas, kangaroos and emus plenty of bird species.

Paulus V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable, experienced and personable tour guide Mike. We were taken into the You Yangs and spotted lots of kangaroo's and wallabies. We also were able to observe a stumped tail lizard, an echidna, a brushy-tailed possum and even a large 2 metre brown snake of which we gave a wide berth. And we finally found the elusive kola. We then travelled to the nearby Serendip Sanctuary where we were provided a fabulous lunch topped off by a wonderful desert of Anzac cookies and Lamington cake and a billy of tea made from eucalyptus leaves that we had picked. In the afternoon we observed numerous emus including a mother with 8 young playing in the water. We also saw a blue tongue lizard, kangaroos, wallabies and a nest of a a restless fly catcher.

All in all an excellent tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience a taste of life in the wilds of Australia.

Doug J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour

BoyUdomsak

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

My guide Sally is very knowledgeable.

Richard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Bret, our tour guide, is very good at his job. He clearly loves animals. He and the other trackers knew where to find the animals. We very much enjoyed seeing the koalas, birds, etc. But the highlight was definitely seeing, following, and observing the mobs of kangaroos. Worth every penny.

Taylor B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was absolutely one of the highlights of my visit to Melbourne. I loved being able to see the wildlife in their natural habitats. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot from her. I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in seeing Australian wildlife.

JMAR

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Such a great tour! Our guide Michael was so knowledgeable, positive, very kind and fun person. He made our day!
We were total 7 person, us me and my husband and a famillu of 5 person. We had absolutely lovely time. We were lucky enough to spot 3 Koalas and many kangaroos and also other animals, birds... We got closer to the nature , we've got information about beautiful flora and fauna of Australia. Highly recommend tour!!!

Monica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was worth every penny and minute! Kellie is an expert guide and knows everything about Koalas and Kangaroos and every other animal and plant. They do research on Koalas, and document their activities on the tour. The tour helps with conservation and preserving the habitat for Koalas. I was amazed how much I learned! We got very close to a huge mob of kangaroos and saw some Koalas pretty clearly, high in the trees. The mountains are very pretty. It was a small group and we go to take our time and enjoy the day. Highly recommended!

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