Melbourne Birding Tours
Melbourne Birding Tours

Forest to the Sea Birdwatching Tour

Tour operated by: Melbourne Birding Tours

Address: 657 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria 3141

Phone: 04 1435 5146  |  Mobile: 0414 355 146  


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The Forest to the Sea Birdwatching Tour is a non-stop birdwatching extravaganza combining the best Melbourne Birding Tours experiences into one big day of birding.

You will be amazed at the diversity of the species you encounter and if you thrive on birding, then this 12 hour tour for you.

Picked up from your accommodation at 6:00am, it is an early start however it will ensure that you will see the Dandenong Ranges at its best.

Spend the morning searching for birds such as the secretive Lyrebird, Eastern Whipbird, parrots such as Eastern Rosella, Crimson Rosella, Galah, King Parrot, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.

Melbourne Birding Tours then collect lunch at one of the gourmet cafes to have later (lunch is included in the price of the tour).

Melbourne Birding Tours travel on to the Western Treatment Plant where 100 species can be seen on the one site; birding will commence upon arrival and continue non-stop until 5:00pm.

If the birding is too good to stop and light allows, a later finish is possible. You will see ducks, egrets, herons, raptors, crakes, rails, honeyeaters, woodswallows and more.

Tour routes may be altered on days of high bushfire risk.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Rates are per person. Contact for a quote.


Payment methods accepted

Cash Only  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Tours cancelled within 48 hours of departure will not be refunded. Tour routes may be altered on days of high bushfire risk.

Days of operation

Departure details: 01/01/14 - 31/12/16

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 6:00am - 5:00pm

Tour starting location


Tour highlights

Western Treatment Plant

Dandenong Ranges

Mode of transport

  • Four Wheel Drive


  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking


  • Nature based
  • Other
  • Walking
  • Wildlife


  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide


  • English

Based in Melbourne, Melbourne Birding Tours specialises in tours for birdwatchers, the beginners, the photographers and the serious twitcher. Be it birding, bird watching or just enjoying nature, Melbourne Birding Tours can give you an amazing experience.

With a professional guide who has over seven years wildlife guiding experience, 15 years birding experience and a friendly laid-back approach, Paul Hackett is thrilled with the reaction he has had from his guests.

Melbourne Birding Tours understands there are more than 500 species of birds in Victoria, it is a birdwatcher's paradise. Victoria has so many special birds such as the Superb Lyrebird, Hooded Plover and the spectacle of thousands of waders during the summer months.

Not many visitors aware that in under an hours drive from Melbourne there is a wetland which has a similar amount of species per square metre as Kakadu National Park.

For further information please contact Melbourne Birding Tours or visit the website.

Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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