See Koalas and Kangaroos in the Wild with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours! Walk with wild animals in their natural habitats on this full day, fully-inclusive small group eco-tour, led by an experienced Wildlife Guide.
Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help make a difference to koala habitat through our Make a Home for Koala Clancy conservation project.
Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care they often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life.
The natural environments you will visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Your Wildlife Guide will help you understand the animals, and how to find them.
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.
The tour is vehicle-based, with short walks during the day; includes a substantial picnic lunch and pick up/drop off to Melbourne city.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Prices vary due to amount of people booking and type of tour. Lower price is for classic tour, sharing with maximum of nine other guests. Higher price is indicative for private tour. Please contact for further details.
Payment methods accepted
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
The tour departs from five central city pickup points between 8.40 and 9.30am. Contact for details
Departure details: 01/04/15 - 01/04/16
Tour starting location
You Yangs Park
Mode of transport
- Four Wheel Drive
- Nature based
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.
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
Other tours by this operator
- Wildlife Tourism Australia
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land