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Australian Wildlife Journey

Australian Wildlife Journey

Australian Wildlife Journey

Trip Details:

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

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About this program

Travel to Australia and take a thrilling journey with a conservation element. Discover an incredibly biodiverse region, East Gippsland, and wonderful coastal wilderness.

You’ll spend four days with a number of exciting opportunites to witness Australia’s wildlife as they go about their days in their natural habitat. The adventures are endless as you explore the various landscapes and environments. 

Join a conservation action on your tour and make an impact to Australia’s coast and animals as you join others in removing fishing nets from the area’s beautiful beaches. You’ll directly improve conditions for sea mammals, fish, and birds by protecting them from entanglements. 

Enjoy other highlights including: 

  • 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. 

If you love the outdoors, wildlife, adventure, and making a difference, this tour is your answer!

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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