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Koalas & Kangaroos In The Wild

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    • Adults (14+)
    • Children (2-13)
    • Infants (0-1)
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Close encounters with kangaroos and koalas!
    • Small group tour ensures a more personal experience
    • Expert wildlife guide
    • Help collect important data for research
    • Fabulous photo-opportunities
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approximately 8 hours

    Start Time

    1 Apr - 31 Jul: Hotel pick-up starts at 8:40am
    1 Aug - 31 Mar: Hotel pick-up start at 8:10am

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels in Melbourne, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

    Ending Point

    Drop-off at selected accommodation in Melbourne.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    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.

    Itinerary

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a mini-bus or mini-van
    • Experienced Wildlife Guide
    • Picnic lunch including billy tea
    • Entrance to Serendip Sanctuary or Mt Rothwell Conservation Park.
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least by 4pm the day prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    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.

    Our supplier needs at least 2 people on the tour to be able to go ahead. In the unlikely event that less than this number book for your tour date we will offer you an alternative or a full refund.

    Enjoy a more personalised experience as not more than 8 people are allowed in this tour.

    You must be able to walk unassisted at least 1km on uneven, dirt surfaces to ensure you 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.

    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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