Photography on beautiful Mallacoota Beach
Croajingolong Journey.  Sacred Kingfisher
Eastern-grey Kangaroos grazing in the grounds of Gipsy Point Lakeside Apartments.  They are wild, and will hop away from you if you walk straight at them, but they are accustomed to people coming and going.
 Gippsland Water Dragon.
Croajingolong Journey.  Sundowners in the wilderness on the Genoa River!
A magnificent male Koala - they can be found in a few parts of Croajingolong NP, mostly where Manna Gums grow
Pelicans at Karbeethong Jetty
Beautiful Bastion Point looking out to Mallacoota Lakes
White-bellied Sea Eagle over Mallacoota Lake.  There are several pairs nesting around the large Mallacoota Lakes system, and our boat skipper knows their haunts.

Croajingolong Journey

Tour operated by: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

Address: PO Box 370, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207

Phone: 03 9646 8249  


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Relax in Australia's Coastal Wilderness surrounded by wildlife with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.

See wild koalas, watch wild kangaroos and enjoy the chorus of parrots, cockatoos, swans and honeyeaters, all within a short distance of your luxury apartment. There is no rush on your private four day Croajingolong Journey.

Your experienced Wildlife Guide will take you to the secret spots of this magnificent wilderness. Wander through gum-tree forests full of birds, cruise a quiet coastal lake, stroll along a remote beach gazing at the wild Southern Ocean.

Help conserve wildlife by finding animals, helping your Wildlife Guide to record them, and later submit sightings to Australia's highly respected bird and mammal Atlases.

The tour begins after a short flight from Melbourne or Sydney, so this tour can be part of a through journey: Melbourne to Sydney or Sydney to Melbourne.

Australia's Croajingolong National Park is considered one of the finest natural regions on earth. It is classified by the United Nations as a World Biosphere Reserve and contains one of the most complex forest ecosystems in Australia. The park spans the south-east corner of Australia, pristine wilderness of eucalyptus forests, coastal heathlands, ocean beaches, pure rivers and secluded estuaries.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Four Day Private Tour

Tour includes full interpretation by an experienced Wildlife Guide, all transport, meals and accommodation as described below and entry fees. Wildlife and Natural History notes will be provided at the beginning of this tour. Share compact binoculars for guest use during the trip. Library of Wildlife and Natural History books on board vehicle, available for guest use during the trip.


Payment methods accepted

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Cancellation and booking policy

If you choose to cancel the Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild small group day tour earlier than 48 hours before the tour start time, you will receive a full refund. Tours cancelled between 48 and zero hours before the tour will be charged the full tour price. Private, special and group day tours cancelled between nine days and 48 hours before the tour will receive a 50 per cent refund of full tour price. Tours cancelled between 48 and zero hours before the tour will be charged the full tour price. All extended tours including private, special and group extended tours, cancelling needs to be made 44 to 30 days before tour start otherwise a loss of 30 per cent of total tour cost. Cancellations made 29 to 10 days before tour start lose 50 per cent of total tour cost. Cancellations made nine to zero days before tour start there will be no refund.Over the period of 21 December to (and including) 1st January, cancellation policy is as follows: Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD standard day tour: cancellations made 7 days to 0 hours before tour - no refund.All extended (multi-day) tours, including Great Ocean Road, Wildlife Journey, Mungo Outback Journey, Croajingolong Journey and Wild Top End:Cancellations made over 45 days before tour start, loss of 10 per cent of total tour cost.Cancellations made 44 to 30 days before tour start, loss of 50 per cent of total tour cost.Cancellations made 29 to 0 days before tour start, no refundAll private day tours (including private Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tours): cancellations made 29 days to zero days before tour, no refund.

Days of operation

Croajingolong Journey operates all year round on request.

Departure details: 01/04/15 - 31/03/16

Tour starting location

Croajinalong National park

Mode of transport

  • Four Wheel Drive


  • Animal Viewing
  • Guided walks


  • Nature based
  • Walking
  • Wildlife


  • Guide

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours are the 2014 Gold Winner - Best for Wildlife at the Conservation World Responsible Tourism Awards, presented at World Travel Market, London.

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours are an international award-winning ecotour operation and Social Enterprise. Tours benefit wildlife and ecosystems - through the Make a Home for Koala Clancy project and the Ghost Net Removal project as well as through local and indigenous communities.

Connect with nature, join wild animals in their natural habitats and absorb dramatic scenery while enjoying genuine Aussie hospitality. See wildlife in the wild with an experienced Wildlife Guide.

Echidna Walkabout have been guiding international travellers on top quality wildlife tours for 23 years. Tours are available to FITs, conference and incentive groups, Cruise Ship shore excursions, volunteer, educational and community groups.

Something wonderful happens every day because the animals are wild and free to do as they choose.

Most tours depart Melbourne and travel to carefully chosen wildlife locations in South Eastern Australia.

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours have a suite of scheduled small group and private tours from one to twenty-one days in duration and offer a range of group tours for groups large and small. Itinerary can also be designed to suit your needs.

For further information please contact Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.

Opening hours

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays there are limited hours. Please leave a message on the answering machine and you will be replied to promptly.

Monday to Friday
8:00am -8:00pm


  • Wildlife Tourism Australia
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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