Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours
photographing a wild Echidna
Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours
wild Goanna (Lace Monitor)
guest with wild koala
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
enjoying the remote beaches of East Gippsland

Wildlife Conservation Journey 4 day small group tour

Tour operated by: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

Address: PO Box 370, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207

Phone: 03 9646 8249  


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Connect with nature on Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours four day, fully-inclusive small group journey into the wildlife-rich forests of south-east Australia's coastal wilderness.

Visit magnificent stands of giant eucalypt forest, walk in rainforest, along untouched ocean beaches and beside secluded rivers and waterways in search of wallabies, koalas, goanna lizards, gliding possums, lyrebirds, parrots, black swans and many other birds.

Help conserve the beautiful places and wildlife you see. Your Wildlife Guide will show you how to find wildlife and record them. Echidna Walkabout submits your sightings to Australia's highly respected bird and mammal Atlases.

Spend a little time on a glorious beach helping us with our Ghost Net Removal Project - removing discarded fishing nets that trap fish, birds and sea mammals.

Share this remote area with your experienced Wildlife Guide and each night return to the comforts of owner-operated lodge-style accommodation.

Tour includes three breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners and three nights at a friendly, very comfortable homestead overlooking the Snowy River.

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

On Sunday the tour departs and on Wednesday afternoon the tour returns

Departure details: 01/04/15 - 31/05/15

Tour starting location

Guest's hotel pick-up

Tour highlights

The Lakes

Lake Tyers Beach


Snowy River mountain country

Cabbage Tree Palms

Cape Conran

Snowy River mouth

Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place

Mode of transport

  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Car


  • Birdwatching
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking


  • Nature based
  • Other
  • 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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