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It was a great tour, learned so much and a good way to get out of Melbourne for a day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
I had an awesome time in the You Yangs Regional park, could spot many kangaroos, koalas, colorful birds sorry I don't have all names in mind...We managed to get close enough to the animals to get some nice photographs. I highly recommend this tour to those who like nature and wildlife, that is animals in the wild not in a zoo. The tour guide Emma was also super nice and informative. What else? just had one day off during this trip to Australia, and I made the most of it thanks to Echnida.
We loved the Walkabout tour! We spotted koalas in their natural habitat. The eucalyptus forest was beautiful. Lovely lunch, then we were off to find kangaroos! We spotted about 30 of them in a field, all watching us, watching them. Much better than seeing them penned up in a zoo. Loved our guide!
I was on many similar tours in other countries, but this one was the experience on its own. We was the koalas and kangaroos in the wilderness and not in the sanctuary it is more or less the same as the zoo. The guide was very experienced and she really tried to find the animals and explained their behavior and how we should act not to scare them. It is a must see tour, if you are in Australia.
This is as close to a bush walk as you can get without going into the outback, and it's more authentic than going to another zoo. The stated focus of the tour is koalas and kangaroos, but our guide was excited to look for other animals along the way birds, emus. We saw several Great Eastern Kangaroos and koalas at a short distance. The five or so short hikes throughout the day were easy and well-paced. The guides communicate with each other so they know where the animals are located, and we easily switched locations to ferret out the best viewing opportunities. The guide used a headset microphone to communicate in the small van so it's easy to hear the commentary. Small group tour is the only way to go! Highly recommend. Go on the coolest day possible so the animals are more active.
Great tour. We had a very lucky day on the tour. We saw over 50 kangaroos in the sanctuary. One even had a joey is her pouch. Bring binoculars is you have them. Otherwise, our guide had a pair to use. We were lucky to see 3 koala bears in the wild at the regional park. We also saw quite a few Emus. The lunch was very good. Our guide was great. If you're looking for a wildlife, bush walk adventure, I would recommend this one. Loved it.
It was a lovely and very interesting Journey. for those like me and my son that didnot know nothing more about koalas and kangooros, it was really a lesson that make us more conscious of nature good care and environment protection. Cathy, the guide, was so kind and make us fill so good. thanks also for the lunch, a new expirience for me and my son... it was really a good journey
We booked this based on all the positive reviews we had seen. It turned out to be even better than expected. Scenery was awesome, but our guide, Kirby, seemed to be just as excited as we were to find the animals in the wild. She found so many koalas that weren and #39;t easily visible to see, but were surprisingly quite close-a mama and her baby together is something we and #39;ll never forget. Kirby and #39;s knowledge and care for what she was showing us-the animals-was passed on, she made us care about them too.
After finding the koalas in the morning, we stopped for lunch. This was another treat! The picnic lunch was a delicious spread-fresh sandwiches on brown bread, and the experience of drinking fresh made Billy Bush tea with our meal was awesome-and tasty. Dessert of Anzac biscuits and tea cakes (lamington)was included and delicious!
After lunch, we focused on finding kangaroos, and that was just as great, if not even better than the morning. We were so close to them, including a mom with pouch-just incredible to see and experience.
We also saw emus, ringtail possums, and exotic birds, all due to Kirby. She encouraged everyone on our tour to participate when they saw something, and we all did. One of the best things about this tour is the SIZE-no more than 8 people (we had 6 in our group)- you are really engaged with the guide, and that makes all the difference.
Kirby did a great job and made this an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Melbourne.
A great excursion and I highly recommend it!! Loved the lunch that was put on by staff. This is not a zoo tour - you will see wild animals in the beautiful Australian landscape. An awesome experience!!
This was an amazing trip. Kathy was so informative and made our trip fabulous. After seeing the kangaroos and koalas in some nature preserves where they were somewhat despondent, we found the walkabout the best to see them in the wild.
I had an awesome day! thanks heaps to Kellie, she was so energetic, enthusiastic and professional and ensured we all had a great day
this is a lovely day and I saw everything I wanted joeys in pouches sleepy koalas and dancing brolga!
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.
This tour exceeded my expectations. Our guide, Scott, was knowledgeable, personable, and a lot of fun. He shared many interesting facts about the area and the animals. Lunch was excellent and the billy tea was one of many highlights of the day.
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