• Nature & wildlife tours

Birds of Hattah Kulkyne and Murray Sunset Tour (8 days)

Madden Grove, Burnley, Victoria, 3121

Birdwatching in the Mallee environment of north west Victoria is very rewarding and brings species of birds more commonly associated with the arid inland of Australia. Proximity to the Murray River also adds waterbirds to the variety of birdlife.

Sand dunes, spinifex and low mallee eucalypts are typical of some areas, but there are also saltbush plains, salt and freshwater lakes and rivers. There will be some interesting history to discover and spring wildflowers to add colour, but as a dedicated birdwatching trip, expect birds to be the focus of activities.

With a cosy bed every night, this fully accommodated tour allows you to enjoy birdwatching in comfort. The days are leisurely as we travel through both Hattah Kulkyne and Murray Sunset National Parks taking advantage of any opportunity for some birdwatching. This will be a small personalised group of only four participants to maximise your birdwatching experiences.

You do not need to be an experienced birder, novice birdwatchers who would like the chance to gain some experience and learn more about birds and birdwatching are enthusiastically welcomed. Your guide, Jenny, is passionate about birds of this region and is keen to share her love of mallee birdlife with you.

Type Indicative prices

Eight day package includes travel from departure point, expertise of guide, seven nights accommodation and meals. Ask about early booking discount.



Eight day package includes travel from departure point, expertise of guide, seven nights accommodation and meals.

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  • Next scheduled departure: August 18, 2019. Please contact Gippsland High Country Tours for full day by day itinerary or to discuss alternative date options. Minimum numbers apply.

Tour highlights:
  • Pink Lakes, Murray Sunset National Park
    Imagine birdwatching with the magnificent Pink Lakes of Murray Sunset National Park as a backdrop. With a variety of habitats nearby we enjoy quite a nice range of species including some very arid country birds. There is no rush on this tour, plenty of time to wander quietly and share our experiences with the birds we encounter.
  • Hattah Lakes
    The Hattah Lakes are the centre point of Hattah Kulkyne National Park and provide a great contrast to the dry sand dunes and mallee woodland nearby. Wandering quietly along the shores of the lakes or amongst flooded eucalypts nearby, we usually encounter a lovely range of wetland birds. Even when the lakes are drying out the shallow water attracts waders. Many bush birds are drawn to these watering holes too. Expect some lovely serene time spent quietly observing birds and enjoying the landscapes at the same time.

Discover nature on a small group, guided nature tour or walking ecotour with Gippsland High Country Tours. Escape from the pressures of everyday life and experience the serenity of Gippsland and the beyond on a fully packaged tour with cosy accommodation every night.

Gaze over a sea of mountains, breathe in the clear mountain air and touch the smooth trunks of snow-gums. Experience deserted beaches or ancient forests. Listen to bird calls as you wander along fern-lined tracks beneath towering trees or across alpine plains with wildflowers at your feet.

Join a small friendly group of like-minded nature lovers led by experienced local guides, keen to share their love and knowledge of nature with you.

Take your time, appreciate the beauty and listen as your guide explains the interaction of plants and animals. Wildlife sightings are common and leisurely pace allows time for bird watching. Choose short or long walks with magnificent scenery and rich history.

Your guides know that you need a balance of activity and relaxation, so as well as structured activities and walking we allow time to relax and enjoy nature and the unique environments you visit.

Experience solitude, peace and tranquillity and return home truly refreshed.

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Madden Grove, Burnley, Victoria, 3121

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