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Wildlife Watching IN THE WILD!

Wild animals in their natural habitat

Wildness is dynamic! We'll help you experience nature at its best.  

Each day is a new mystery and each encounter is unique. Where what matters most of all is the wildlife.

Echidna Walkabout is a wildlife specialist tour operator. We focus on the iconic mammals, reptiles and striking, special birds of Australia. We will happily spend time gazing at a Koala, while Black-chinned Honeyeaters pluck her fur for their nests; or listening to the composition of a Superb Lyrebird and trying to pick out all the mimicked calls of other birds. We love to show travellers the antics of curious teenage Emus, or to watch quietly as a 2 metre Goanna swallows a fish as large as his own head. 

You'll see the natural behaviour of these wild animals by approaching slowly and quietly without disturbing them. Your Wildlife Guide will show you how. Every one of our Wildlife Guides have years of experience with wild animals, and a passion for working with them. 

All our tours focus on wildlife watching, but each has its highlights. Scroll down for a short description of each tour, and click through for more information.

 Click images for each tour gallery!

Wildlife Journey

Wildlife Journey is previously 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 Journey 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. 


Croajingolong Journey

The Croajingolong Journey 4 day private tour is based around Mallacoota Lakes and Gipsy Point in Croajingolong National Park. This area is very rich in birds, reptiles and mammals. Highlights include: Superb Lyrebird, Eastern-grey Kangaroo, Satin Bowerbird, Koala, Swamp Wallaby, Yellow-bellied Glider, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo, Australian King-parrot, Rainbow Lorikeet, Eastern Whipbird, Superb Fairy-wren, Wonga Pigeon, Bell Miner, Red-browed Firetail and Laughing Kookaburra. 
We also look for (and often see) Sooty Oystercatcher, Glossy Black-cockatoo, Crimson Rosella, Australasian Gannet, Eastern Spinebill & the gorgeous Rose Robin. 
For a collection of photographs click image on left. 


Koalas and Kangaroos IN THE WILD!

Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD - previously known as 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. 

See Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD for a full itinerary. For a collection of photographs click image on left.


Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road 3 day tour starts with wild Kangaroos, Koalas and wetland birds on the Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour (see description above). Days 2 and 3 explore the coastal wildlife of the famous Great Ocean Road region. Highlights include: Long-billed Corellas and Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoos, honeyeaters, falcons, kites and eagles, swans, herons, pardalotes and if we're lucky, an Echidna or a Rufous Bristlebird.

Fully inclusive: fully guided by Naturalist Guide, all meals (except dinner Day 1), accommodation at small B&Bs, transport to and from Melbourne, entry fees. Small group tour or private tour. 

See Great Ocean Road for best times for certain wildlife and a full itinerary. For a collection of photographs click image on left. 


Wild Top End

Wild Top End is a special 7 day  tour to immerse yourself in Australia's tropical outback, Northern Territory.  

See this wild land where huge crocodiles laze on riverbanks, where millions of birds congregate in the vast wetlands, where sandstone shimmers with the world's oldest art. Perhaps watching as Brolgas fly, quietly honking to each other, across the sunset and photographing a Rock-wallaby as he bounds up a cliff into his sandstone hiding spot?  Walk to an Aboriginal Rock Art site that is so peaceful and ancient that even the birds stay silent.  

Learn about the wildlife of the Top End, and help protect it. This a special journey during the dry season, created for adventurers who love wild places and wild creatures.


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