Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD
Be involved in the future of wild Koalas, Kangaroos and BirdsOne day small group tour - formerly known as Savannah Walkabout
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See Koalas and Kangaroos IN THE WILD! Interact with wild animals in their natural habitats on this full day, fully inclusive small group (max 8 people) eco-tour, led by an experienced Wildlife Guide.
Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help collect important data, remove Boneseed (a weed) and make a difference to koala habitat.
Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care we often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life. While we walk, help your Guide record sightings of all native wildlife. The natural environments we visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Your Wildlife Guide will help you find and understand them, and teach you survey techniques that will be useful to you wherever you go.
All participants who provide their email address will receive a certificate of thanks for helping wildlife, and an opportunity to stay in touch with each of the Koalas seen on the day.
The tour is vehicle-based, with short walks during the day; includes a substantial picnic lunch and pick up/drop off to Melbourne city.
- Location: the Great Western Plains near Melbourne including Serendip national park or Mt Rothwell Conservation Park and the You Yangs or Brisbane Ranges National Park.
- Duration: 1 Day – approx 8 hours
- Grade/Difficulty: easy (see note below “Easy Walking”).
- Departs: daily ex city of Melbourne 8.40am to 9:30am all year, except Christmas & Boxing Days (December 25 & 26)
- Returns: to Melbourne between 5 & 6 pm.
- Minimum pax: 2 adults
- Maximum pax: 8 adults (but larger groups can be catered for by special arrangement - please contact us)
- Price: $190 AUD per adult and $142.50 AUD per child **
Volunteer/Conservation component: Just by being there, all guests are helping wildlife. Part of each tour cost goes to Koala research and wildlife species atlassing. In addition, if they wish to do more, guests will be offered opportunities to participate in one or more voluntary acitivities to help wildlife. Activities include: searching for koalas and other wildlife, recording of wildlife sightings and koala behaviour, hand-pulling of Boneseed (an invasive weed that threatens koala habitat), hand collection of rubbish. This work is important - if every one of our guests pulls out just one weed we will create a new koala home every year. These activities are completely optional, no obligation, very easy and take up very little time. All guests (who provide their email address) will receive a certificate of thanks, and use of all equipment necessary to perform the tasks. Morning pickup schedule: At time of booking, we will suggest a pickup location from this list below. Please provide a contact phone number or accommodation details so that we can confirm your pickup time and provide a map, if required. K&K pickup locations map
Please be ready at the pickup point 5 minutes before the pickup time to ensure you get out to The Bush as quickly as possible. Note: the tour vehicle will not wait past the pickup time.
PICKUP TIMES UP TO 31 JULY 2013:
08.40am Langham Hotel (1 Southgate Avenue Southbank)
08.45am Crown Promenade Hotel (8 Whiteman St, Southbank)
09.10am Rydges Melbourne Hotel (186 Exhibition St, Melbourne City)
09.15am Swanston Grand Mercure Hotel (195 Swanston St, Melbourne City)
09.30am Holiday Inn on Flinders Hotel (575 Flinders Lane/corner Spencer St, Melbourne City)
You will be returned to the same location as pickup.
PICKUP TIMES AFTER 1 AUGUST 2013:
08.10am Langham Hotel (1 Southgate Avenue Southbank)
08.15am Crown Promenade Hotel (8 Whiteman St, Southbank)
08.40am Rydges Melbourne Hotel (186 Exhibition St, Melbourne City)
08.45am Swanston Grand Mercure Hotel (195 Swanston St, Melbourne City)
09.00am Holiday Inn on Flinders Hotel (575 Flinders Lane/corner Spencer St, Melbourne City)
You will be returned to the same location as pickup.
A lot of pre-tour planning and effort goes into making your small group tour special. Please contact us as soon as you can if you need to change or cancel a booked tour - we will always try to re-schedule your tour if we can. If you must cancel a booking made by your agent (or direct) please note our cancellation policy. Your agent may have other fees or policies too.
- cancellations made 48 to 0 hours before tour start time: no refund
Private Kangaroos and Koalas IN THE WILD toursPrivate Kangaroos and Koalas (SWA) and Private Deluxe Kangaroos and Koalas (SWP) guests are picked up at their city hotel -
- Private Deluxe Kangaroos and Koalas (SWP) with 3 course meal - starters, main and light dessert served with good quality Australian bottled wine and beer, coffee and traditional Billy Tea.
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