Approximately 8 hoursStart time
01 Apr - 31 Jul: Hotel pick-ups start 0840h (08:40am)
01 Aug - 31 Mar: Hotel pick-ups start 0810h (8:10am)
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
Pick-up from selected accommodation in Melbourne city.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Drop-off at selected accommodation in Melbourne
Interact with wild animals in their natural environment on a tour led by an experienced wildlife guide.
Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas and learn about each one’s life history. Help collect important wildlife data and improve the koala habitat.
Join wild mobs of kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care you can get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life. While walking you can help your guide collect sightings of native wildlife.
The tour includes a substantial picnic lunch. At the end of the day all participants will receive a certificate of thanks for helping wildlife, and an opportunity to stay in touch with each of the koalas seen on the day.
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.
Passengers must reconfirm tour by 1600h (4:00pm) on the day prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.
Child Seats: Children: 0-7 years inclusive - baby seats and booster seats are required for all children onboard, charges payable direct. Must be requested at the time of booking.
Guests must be able to walk unassisted at least 1km on uneven, dirt surfaces to ensure they see the wildlife. There may be up to 5 walks of this duration during the day.
The supplier reserves the right to alter itineraries and days of operation as required.
Please carry a copy of your voucher with you.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 guests apply for this tour to operate.
The itinerary is an indication only and is subject to conditions on the day, weather, and National Parks instructions – all of which may alter wildlife viewing opportunities
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