Experience Aboriginal CultureAustralia - our ancient land, is home to the world's oldest living cultures. Aboriginal People live in every part of Australia, including the big cities. Meeting with Aboriginal People can add so much to understanding this continent. We highly recommend that travellers to Australia try to include Aboriginal experiences in their itinerary wherever they go.
Echidna Walkabout is owned by two non-Aboriginal Australians, and currently, all our Guides are also non-Aboriginal. We believe that, though we can pass on some information about Aboriginal history of Australia (particularly post-contact history), nothing compares to hearing about Aboriginal Culture from a member of that Culture. Listed below are the tours we run in conjunction with Aboriginal Guides, or tours where we visit an Aboriginal-owned Keeping Place or other business.
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The Wildlife Walkabout: Four days in the coastal wilderness of far eastern Victoria with Koalas, Swamp Wallabies, Kangaroos, parrots, cockatoos and many other birds.
Superb Lyrebirds, gliding possums, Wombats and Sea Eagles make their home along the rivers, estuaries and in the mountain forests of East Gippsland. From November to March we often see goannas and Gippsland Water Dragons too. Tour departs Melbourne on Sundays from September to end of May. Minimum 2 adults, Maximum 8 adults. Fully inclusive - meals, transport and accommodation.
See Wildlife Walkabout for best times for certain wildlife and a full itinerary. For a collection of photographs click image on left.
Mungo Outback Journey
The Mungo Outback Journey 3 day tour is one of the easiest ways to get into Australia’s Outback, with it’s distinctive array of fauna and hugely significant Aboriginal History. On the second day you are Guided by a local Aboriginal custodian, working together with your Wildlife Guide. Highlights include: Western-grey and Red Kangaroos, Emu, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Major Mitchell Cockatoo, Mallee Ringneck, Blue Bonnet & Mulga Parrots, White-browed & Chestnut-crowned Babblers, White-winged Fairy-wren, Singing & Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters.
This private tour starts and finishes at Mildura airport on request March through November.
For a collection of photographs click image on left.
The Savannah Walkabout 1 day tour is a great way to see a lot of iconic Australian wildlife quickly. Near Melbourne we have a surprising diversity of wildlife: Kangaroos, Koalas, Emus, Swamp Wallabies, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Galahs, Eastern Rosellas & Red–rumped Parrots, Echidnas, Superb Fairy-wrens, Cape Barren & Magpie Geese. Fully inclusive - fully guided by experienced Naturalist Guide, meal, entry fees, transport to and from Melbourne city.
This tour can be booked as a small group tour, or as a private party.
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