My wife and I spent four incredible days in East Gippsland. Very special touches were a sunset dinner on the shores of the Southern Ocean and a nighttime walkabout. We found pretty much all of the uniquely Australian wildlife we hoped to see in a wide variety of habitats: families of adorable koalas to the echidna that meandered right up to our feet, and over 100 species of birds. Equally awesome was our guide Martin. I’ve been a birder and wildlife enthusiast for over 40 years, including trips all over the world, and Martin is as knowledgeable as any expert I’ve ever met. If you’re looking for an authentic and ecologically friendly wildlife experience in Australia, it’s hard to imagine that you can do any better than this.