Koalas & Kangaroos In The Wild is a full day, fully inclusive small group eco-tour (maximum 8 people) led by an experienced wildlife guide.
At the start of the day, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven out to a wildlife reserve. The actual wildlife sanctuary you visit can vary with the weather, or the season or other factors.
The tour is vehicle-based, with about five short walks (approx 1km length each) during the day.
You will walk through the bush to meet koalas in their natural habitat. Your guide will tell you about each animal and explain koala bear behaviour and social life. You also get the chance to participate in research by collecting data. And you can improve the koala’s habitat by helping to remove boneseed (a troublesome weed) from the reserve.
You’ll also see wild mobs of kangaroos and can watch them feeding in the grasslands and woods. Roos have a fascinating social structure and your guide will tell you all about it.
The natural environments you visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Your wildlife guide will help you find and understand them, and teach you survey techniques that will be useful to you wherever you go.
During the day you will enjoy a hearty bush picnic complete with authentic Aussie billy tea.
At the end of the day you will be given a certificate of thanks for helping wildlife, and an opportunity to stay in touch with each of the koalas you saw on the trip.
After the wildlife adventure is over, you will be driven back to Melbourne and dropped back at your hotel.