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Australian Wildlife Journey

Australian Wildlife Journey

Price From: 1,500 USD

Overview

Operator: Echidna Walkabout

Price From:  1,500 USD

Ideal Age Range: High School (15 to 18), 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51

Fitness Needs: Light Impact

Program duration: 4 days

Travel to Australia and enjoy an Australia Wildlife Safari. Explore the bio-diverse forests of East Gippsland, Australia’s southeast coastal wilderness. 

Your 4-day adventure gives you the chance to watch Australia’s wildlife in their natural habitats. Your wildlife guide will show you where to find a range of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, parrots, echidnas, cockatoos, black swans and more!

Take an active part in the area’s conservation efforts by assisting with fishing net removal from a beautiful beach. This work helps to prevent marine entanglements of sea mammals, fish, and birds. This is optional, but a very rewarding way to make a difference on your adventure. You can also help with various activities in the wonderful locations you visit on this safari. 

Other exciting highlights of your tour include: 

  • Visiting a thriving colony of wild Koalas on an island sanctuary
  • Observe Echidnas, Wallabies, and Kangaroos, Parrots, Honeyeaters, and more!
  • Explore wet and dry mountain forests
  • Visit Snowy River and enjoy a wilderness walk watching the landscapes change dramatically
  • Learn about the formation of the forests and search for various wildlife
  • Wander through lowland rainforests and coastal wilderness
  • Explore a rocky beach with life-filled rock pools
  • Conserve coastal wildlife by removing dangerous old fishing nets. 

For wildlife lovers and those looking to explore Australia, this 4-day adventure is a dream come true! 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne to East Gippsland

Today you'll travel past the RAMSAR wetlands of the Lakes District of East Gippsland. You'll then travel by ferry to a sanctuary with a colony of Koalas, located in the wetlands. 

Enjoy a nature walk through the forest, keeping a watchful eye for echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos, parrots, seabirds, and more!

Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant. 

Day 2: Rugged Mountain Forests of East Gippsland

After breakfast, you'll head out into the mountain forests of East Gippsland. Expect a lush forest with an abundance of wildlife. 

Today you'll have a wonderful opportunity to discover wet and dry forests, visit the Snowy River, and take a delightful walk along a wilderness creek. 

You'll learn about the formation of these forests from your wildlife guide, as well as the animals that call it home. 

 

Day 3: Explore secluded river estuary on the Wilderness Coast

Today, take a walk in a lowland rainforest and watch for birds and wallabies. Then, walk through a heathland and along a river to the estuary. Watch for eagles, cockatoos, kingfishers and more! 

After lunch, you'll enjoy a walk on the rocky headland, checking out the tidal pools, and wind-sculpted shrubs along the 90-mile long beach. 

You'll have some conservation time, removing fishing nets on the beach. 

Day 4: Mouth of the Snowy River & Krowathunkoolong

You'll depart East Gippsland today after a visit to the beach and the mouth of the Snowy River. 

Along the way back to Melbourne you'll get to visit the Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place, a wonderfully informative Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Bairnsdale. Watch for Flying Foxes! 

 

**Please note prices are subject to change. Published prices are converted from AUD to USD and are subject to currency fluctuation. For accurate pricing, please visit the operator's website.**

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