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Sunset Koalas and Kangaroos Tour in the Wild from Melbourne

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See wild kangaroos at sunset when they are most active!

Dusk is the best time to walk with wild kangaroos in their natural habitats. Koalas also become active in the late afternoon. Join this afternoon and evening, fully inclusive small group (max 10 people) kangaroo and koala tour, led by an experienced Wildlife Guide.

Walk through natural bushland and experience Australia's wildlife up close. On this afternoon & evening Melbourne wildlife tour, you'll not only gain some great experiences, but you'll also be contributing to the health and wellbeing of Australia's native animals.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: You Yangs Regional Park, Turntable Drive Little River, Victoria 3211 Australia

The park is home to a healthy population of wild Koalas, which we research and monitor to ensure the best possible sightings. We take a very easy walk through the gum trees, searching for koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and birds in their natural setting. Your Wildlife Guide will introduce you to each koala as an individual, with a history, social life and family. You will learn all about these threatened mammals, and probably have some great photographic opportunities.

We stop for 5 minutes to remove some noxious weeds to improve Koala habitat and contribute our efforts to our not for profit Koala Clancy Foundation.

The granite rock formations of the You Yangs staged huge meetings of Aboriginal People from all over southeastern Australia. Many signs of their occupation still remain. Your Guide will share their knowledge with you. Though we may not be meeting any Aboriginal People on this tour, we act with the knowledge, consent and support of the Wathaurong Community.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Serendip Sanctuary, Lara, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3212 Australia

Leaving the You Yangs, we travel just 10 minutes to Serendip wetlands national park. Often our entrance is heralded by the screeching of Cockatoos or the chattering of Honeyeaters. We drive, then walk through the gum trees and across grasslands in search of wild mobs of Eastern Grey Kangaroos.

Kangaroos are most active in the cool of dusk, and mobs that may have been hiding during the day will start to come out onto the grasslands to feed. They also get quite frisky at this time of day, and its most likely we will see hopping, fighting and interaction between members of the mob.

We also look out for curious Emus and take a short walk to the billabong to watch waterbirds settling down for the night.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and maximum 10 adult passengers.
  • What to Bring: Good walking shoes or boots, clothing to suit variable weather conditions (temperatures range from 5C to +35C, sun hat, rainproof coat, insect repellent, 15+ sunblock and 1 litre water bottle. Camera and binoculars are also recommended.
  • Infant seats can be provided at a fee of AUD$20 payable direct.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Tour itinerary is subject to change to optimise wildlife experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We have the right to refuse guests from participating in tours if they're showing signs and symptoms of the flu. If you or the person you're travelling with are feeling unwell please contact us immediately.
Inclusions
  • Central pickup, Hotel drop-off (CBD & Southbank)
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided full day tour
  • Expert Nature Guides
  • Picnic Dinner
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - You Yangs Regional Park
  • Entry/Admission - Serendip Sanctuary


Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Due to timings, this tour is not recommended for passengers arriving & departing via cruise ship


Departure Point
MELBOURNE DAY TOUR CENTRE, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia


Departure Time
2:15 PM

Duration
7 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Echidna Walkabout in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Need To Know

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.