Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours are the 2014 Gold Winner - Best for Wildlife Conservation at the World Responsible Tourism Awards, presented at World Travel Market, London.
Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours are an international award-winning ecotour operation and Social Enterprise. Tours benefit wildlife and ecosystems - through the Make a Home for Koala Clancy project, Ghost Net Removal project and linked not for profit Koala Clancy Foundation.
Connect with nature, join wild animals in their natural habitats and absorb dramatic scenery while enjoying genuine Aussie hospitality. See wildlife in the wild with an experienced Wildlife Guide.
Echidna Walkabout have been guiding international travellers on top quality wildlife tours for 24 years. Tours are available to FITs, conference and incentive groups, cruise ship shore excursions, volunteer, educational and community groups.
Most tours depart Melbourne and travel to carefully chosen wildlife locations in South Eastern Australia.
Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours have a suite of scheduled small group and private tours from one to twenty-one days in duration and offer a range of group tours for groups large and small. Itinerary can also be designed to suit your needs.
For further information please contact Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.
Great Ocean Road - Three Day Tour
Absorb this dramatic coastline on a fully inclusive small group journey (maximum of eight people) with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours. See wildlife in the wild with an experienced Wildlife Guide.
View the Twelve Apostles set against a magnificent backdrop of huge limestone cliffs, overlooking the Southern Ocean. Stay at boutique accommodation in iconic locations.
Join your Wildlife Guide to find wild Koalas, Kangaroos, Echidnas and birds in their natural habitats. Walk along the beach and feel the waves of the mighty Southern Ocean, explore the Otway National Park rainforests and photograph wildflowers in species-rich heathlands.
Let yourself be driven along a hidden river as it opens up into a wonderland of lakes and wetlands. View the plains from the top of an extinct volcano and take time to enjoy the abundant wildlife of the coastal area. The Great Ocean Road hugs this scenic coastline, providing dramatic views at every turn.
With 20 years of experience in this region, you will see the highlights and the hidden secrets of this magnificent area. Tour includes two breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner and two nights at friendly, owner-operated boutique properties.
Family Friendly, Public Toilet, Extended, Land - Motorised, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Nature and wildlife, Basic, Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
Koalas & Kangaroos In The Wild - One Day Small Group Eco-Tour
See koalas and kangaroos in the wild with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours. Walk with wild animals in their natural habitats on this full day, fully-inclusive small group 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 make a difference to koala habitat through the Make a Home for Koala Clancy conservation project.
Join wild mobs of kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care, you will often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life.
The natural environments you will visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honey-eaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Your wildlife guide will help you understand the animals, and how to find them.
All participants 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.
Family Friendly, Full Day, Customised, Land - Motorised, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Nature and wildlife, Moderate, Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
Wildlife Journey - Four Day Small Group Tour
Connect with nature on Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours four day, fully-inclusive small group journey into the wildlife-rich forests of south-east Australia's coastal wilderness.
Visit magnificent stands of giant Eucalypt forest, walk in rainforest, along untouched ocean beaches and beside secluded rivers and waterways in search of wallabies, koalas, goanna lizards, gliding possums, lyrebirds, parrots, black swans and many other birds.
Help conserve the beautiful places and wildlife you see. Your wildlife guide will show you how to find wildlife and record them. Echidna Walkabout submits your sightings to Australia's highly respected bird and mammal Atlases.
Spend a little time on a glorious beach helping us with our Ghost Net Removal Project - removing discarded fishing nets that trap fish, birds and sea mammals.
Share this remote area with your experienced Wildlife Guide and each night return to the comforts of owner-operated lodge-style accommodation.
Tour includes three breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners and three nights at a friendly, very comfortable homestead overlooking the Snowy River.
Extended, Evening, Customised, Land - Motorised, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Nature and wildlife, Moderate
Mungo Outback Journey
Discover the animals and history of the outback at Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.
Travel expansive red dirt plains sprinkled with Kangaroos, Emus and Pink Cockatoos. Walk in the shade of Desert Pines searching for brilliant parrots and sleepy lizards. Climb ancient sand dunes with an Aboriginal Guide who will show you the stone tools and artifacts of his culture.
Your journey is conducted by experienced Wildlife and Aboriginal Guides who reveal Mungo's arid land wildlife and ancient Aboriginal Heritage. Wedge-tailed Eagles soar overhead and nest in the few desert trees, Falcons and Kestrels hunt low flying birds and insects. Shingleback and Bearded Dragon lizards are often seen in these delicate arid ecosystems.
Experience the peace of the Australian Outback whilst staying in the small town of Wentworth beside the junction of Australia's iconic rivers, the Murray and Darling. For two nights you will stay in the town of Wentworth overlooking bird-filled Thegoa Lagoon.
Wentworth is the perfect base to explore this magnificent area on foot and by vehicle, escorted by your personal guides. Meals are traditional Australian bush fare, a genuine taste of Australia.
Extended, Land - Motorised, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cultural and Theme Tours, Moderate, Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
Maximum Wildlife - 15 to 21 days of Wildlife for Nature Lovers
This is the ultimate of Australian wildlife tours: the very best locations for 'in the wild' animal viewing with the very best Wildlife Guides.
Travel to Australia’s best locations for wildlife diversity – the coastal wilderness and world biosphere reserve of Croajingolong National Park, the rainshadow woodlands of Snowy River National Park, the famous wild cliffs of the Great Ocean Road, and the red sand Outback with World Heritage Aboriginal History.
From rainforest to desert, from coast to mountains, from shorebirds, wallabies and wombats to brilliant parrots, emus and kangaroos - this trip is the best Australian vacation package.
This tour to Australia is made for photographers, birders, families, people who love nature and being outdoors.
This package combines the four day Croajingolong Journey and four day Wildlife Journey to Australia’s coastal wilderness; the three day Great Ocean Road tour and the three day Mungo Outback Journey to give an unparalleled overview of the wildlife of Australia. Add on the six day Wild Top End to Australia’s Northern Territory for the total experience of Australian wildlife.
Family Friendly, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Nature and wildlife, Basic, Disabled access available, contact operator for details.