Wildlife Tours Australia – Victoria

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Wildlife Tours Australia has been entertaining travellers since 1996. Being one of the longest running small group tour operators in Melbourne they have the ultimate range of one, two and three day adventures in Victoria.

Specialising in the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, The Grampians, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula wine tours, snow tours (in the winter), Melbourne to Adelaide tours, Adelaide to Melbourne tours and personalised group charters. Wildlife Tours Australia also place a strong emphasis on incorporating Australian wildlife into the tours, as the team believe this is one of the things that makes Australia so special.

Wildlife Tours Australia operates small modern vehicles and endeavour to get to know you all on a first name basis, and firmly believe in enjoying the journey as well as the highlights.

The thing Wildife Tours Australia love more than this beautiful country, is being able to show it off to you. That is why when you travel with Wildlife Tours you know you are going to get a guide who is just as enthusiastic about the journey as you are.

Facilities

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Australian Tourism Export Council Basic Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Charter Vessel Association Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Extended Family Friendly Food & Wine Food and Wine Tours Full Day Half Day or Less Land - Motorised Moderate Mountain Biking Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia Public Toilet Scenic Drives Sightseeing Tours Tour Guiding Association Walk Walking and Biking Tours Water - Motorised

Services

$129

Phillip Island, on Victoria’s South Coast, is home to a colony of around 32,000 Little Penguins. Each night, hundreds (sometimes thousands) of penguins emerge from the surf and waddle across the beach at the world famous Penguin Parade. This full day Phillip Island tour includes nature walks along Phillip Island’s stunning beaches and boardwalks, meeting some of the local furry residents and of course the Penguin Parade.

Itinerary is subject to change.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

Journey to the stunning Dandenong Ranges and experience the wonders of the Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary tour. Be captivated by the towering Mountain Ash Trees and breath in the fresh air as you head into Grant on Sherbrooke to indulge in their beautiful Devonshire Tea and scones. See and photograph the native birds before you head to the heart of the Sherbrooke forest to journey aboard the Puffing Billy, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings as the steam train winds its way through the lush forest. Then Travel to the Yarra Valley for a tour and tastings at three renowned vineyards.

$275

This tour with Wildlife Tours Australia includes:

Day one highlights: Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson ‘Step’s, Otway’s Rainforest (Mait’s Rest), Apollo Bay, Spot wild Koala’s, Kookaburras and Parrots, Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse, tasty Aussie barbecue for dinner. Staying at Bells Beach Backpackers in Torquay.

Day two highlights: A delicious breakfast, Surf Beach, Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove. Ferry ride, where we often spot dolphins and even whales, we then land at Sorrento Beach and visit an Australian Wildlife Park.

Spend the rest of the day exploring Philip Island, such as Woolamai Surf Beach. There is also Swan Lake, Nobbies, Seal Rocks and the Blowhole, Summerlands and The world famous Penguin Parade.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$125

Visit Lake Mountain, a snow resort in Australia with modern facilities. It is Melbourne’s closest snow resort, with its picturesque chalets overlooking the mountains surrounded by miles of cross country ski tracks and toboggan fields. On this Melbourne snow trip, you can make a snowman, try tobogganing, take a cross country ski lesson or just throw some snow balls. The bus drives right up to the snow so there is no need to take any ski lifts or transfer buses.

Join a toboggan race or snowman selfie competition for a chance to win a prize. Or take a walk to the mountain summit for spectacular views.

In the afternoon, visit the spectacular waterfalls in Marysville. Steavenson Falls are one of the tallest in Victoria, with five cascades, a total descent of 122 metres. Enjoy nature walks along the river and look down over the falls.

On your return to Melbourne you will drive through the beautiful Yarra Valley and visit the famous Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery where you can sample free chocolates and see the chocolatiers at work.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$119

The Great Ocean Road tour is a guided scenic drive along Australia’s spectacular coastline with jaw-dropping ocean views and ancient rainforests. Your small group day trip includes a visit to the iconic rock formations known as the 12 Apostles as well as time to explore other beautiful beaches and walks.

Highlights include Anglesea, Lorne, Kennett River, Apollo Bay for lunch, Otway Rainforest, Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$275

Day one with Wildlife Tours Australia, first stop is at one of the many famous surf beaches for morning tea. Go for a beach walk and get some sand between your toes.

View the Historic Memorial Arch that marks the start of the great ocean road. View wild Koalas, Kookaburras, Parrots and Lorikeets. Receive a delicious free lunch at Apollo Bay.

Enjoy a guided bushwalk in the ancient Otway’s Rainforest. View the almighty 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

At night-time look out for wild Kangaroos when you arrive at Halls Gap. Staying overnight in the Grampians at Ned’s Other Beds.

On day two, tour the Grampians National Park, home to Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Emus, Birds and Echidnas. It is literally a ‘wildlife wonderland’.

Learn about the history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Tribes, then on to Reed’s Lookout or Lake Bellfield for breathtaking views. Then on to McKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls for beautiful waterfalls.

Lastly see the famous rock formation, the ‘Jaw’s of Death’. Then Transfer to a luxury coach for Adelaide.

Public Toilet

$249

One day one of the Two Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour with Wildlife Tours Australia you travel down the Great Ocean Road.

Stop at one of the many famous surf beaches for morning tea.

View the Historic Memorial Arch that marks the start of the great ocean road. View wild Koalas, Kookaburras, Parrots and Lorikeets. Receive a delicious free lunch at Apollo Bay.

Enjoy a guided bushwalk in the ancient Otway’s Rainforest. View the almighty 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

At night-time look out for wild Kangaroos when you arrive at Halls Gap. Staying overnight in the Grampians at Ned’s Other Beds.

On day two, tour the Grampians National Park, home to Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Emus, Birds and Echidnas. It is literally a ‘wildlife wonderland’.

Learn about the history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Tribes, then on to Reed’s Lookout or Lake Bellfield for breathtaking views. Then on to McKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls for beautiful waterfalls.

Lastly see the famous rock formation, the ‘Jaw’s of Death’ and finish with a guided tour of one of Australia’s oldest wineries and receive free wine tastings.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$385

Day one with Wildlife Tours Australia, includes a stop at one of the many famous surf beaches for morning tea. Go for a beach walk and get some sand between your toes.

View the Historic Memorial Arch that marks the start of the Great Ocean Road. View wild Koalas, Kookaburras, Parrots and Lorikeets. Receive a delicious free lunch at Apollo Bay.

Enjoy a guided bushwalk in the ancient Otway’s Rainforest. View the almighty 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Enjoy visiting the Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park and staying overnight stay at Warrnambool Beach Backpackers.

On day two, go whale watching in Warrnambool (winter only) and then visit the Tower Hill National Park. Next stop is Mount Rouse and then on to Halls Gap to discover the Grampians National Park, Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and either the Pinnacle or Chataqua Peak mountain hike.

Help to cook a true blue Aussie barbecue for dinner in the Grampians National Park and stay overnight at Grampians Backpackers in Halls Gap.

On day three, tour the Grampians National Park, viewing spectacular lookouts, lakes and waterfalls. Catch a connecting coach to Adelaide.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$129

Stroll along the sandy beach and snap a photo of the famous multi-coloured bathing boxes.

Take in the ocean views from the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat.

Sample some of the amazing goats cheese produced by boutique dairy, Main Ridge Dairy.

Then it’s time to indulge at T’Gallant Winery. T’Gallant’s selection of cool climate wines will hit the spot nicely.

Enjoy samples of refreshing cider produced onsite at Mock Orchards Cider Lounge in the heart of Red Hill.

Explore the quaint seaside town of Flinders where you will be able to purchase lunch (at own expense) followed by time to wander the township with its boutique shops and galleries or take a stroll to the beach.

Sample award winning chocolates at Mornington Peninsula Chocolates and marvel at their amazing creations.

Sample the numerous ciders and strawberry liqueurs and wines at Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm; indulge in strawberries with chocolate sauce or pick your own punnet. (Strawberry picking is seasonally available and at extra cost)

Finish the Mornington Peninsula tour at a boutique cellar door with wine tastings in this stunning setting.

We stop for a classic photo opportunity at some of Victoria’s famous bathing boxes enroute to Melbourne.

Public Toilet

$135

The Yarra Valley Winery Tour is more than just wine tasting – although the wine is pretty good. Located less than one hour drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is spoilt for its variety of stunning wineries with mountain views, amazing local produce and delicious food.

Gateway Estate – this gourmet farm gate is home to their own delicious range of relishes, preserves and strawberry liqueurs which you will sample together with platters of local fruit and cheese. Delicious. Tour the greenhouse and learn about sustainable farming techniques plus the option to pick your own strawberries (additional cost).

Napoleone Brewery and Cider House – enjoy a generous sample of ciders and ales made onsite at this rustic cellar door in the heart of the valley. Sample a variety of quality wines and pickup some local goodies in the shop at Rochford Wines.

Travel to the upper Yarra Valley and finish the day with tasty shared afternoon platters, Italian inspired wines and some of the best views at Killara Estate. Enjoy free chocolate samples at the new Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and watch the chocolatiers at work

Public Toilet

$129

The Grampians National Park (Gariwerd), a series of rugged mountain ranges to the west of Melbourne, is home to an abundance of kangaroos, wallabies and other native animals and rich in natural wonders with stunning waterfalls and panoramic mountain views.

This Grampians day tour includes short walks to some favourite spots and includes a visit to the award winning Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the people and the flora and fauna that make up this region.

Non Smoking Public Toilet

$135

Avoid the crowds and experience the Great Ocean Road in all its beauty.

This amazing day-tour allows you to miss the tourist rush, whilst experiencing a full day of sightseeing and adventure in a relaxed and friendly small-group environment.

The Reverse Great Ocean Road and Rainforest tour includes a visit to the breathtaking and well-known limestone stacks, better known as the 12 Apostles. View the beautiful natural rock formations of the Loch Ark Gorge and venture down the Gibson steps. There is ample photo opportunities to be had here.

As you wind your way slowly through the Great Ocean Road, take in the spectacular coastal views and spend some time exploring surf beaches. Spot cuddly koalas and stretch your legs as you take a walk through the ancient rainforest of Otway National Park, home to some of the world’s tallest trees.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$109

Great Ocean Road Trip at Sunset is the best way to experience the 12 Apostles without all the usual crowds, finishing the day with one of the most spectacular sunset backdrops imaginable! This trip also includes an extra sweet stop at the new Chocolate Factory on the Great Ocean Road!

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$125

It’s all about the Penguins! Join us on our express bus trip directly to Phillip Island and witness the colony of Little Penguins arriving for their nightly beach crossing. This Phillip Island Penguins Direct Tour departs later in the day allowing more time to explore Melbourne’s famous laneways and café’s whilst still enjoying one of Melbourne’s popular wildlife experiences- the world famous Penguin Parade!

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$180

Join this 1 day Mountain Bike Tour from Melbourne and enjoy a great day out. Set within the You Yang’s is a brilliant introductory to intermediate mountain bike trail only 45 minutes from Melbourne. Your tour is lead by a Mountain Bike instructor who will be provide you a lesson in equipment and how best to tackle the terrain or how to progress your intermediate skill set to the next level.

Public Toilet

$385

Day one on the three Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour with Wildlife Tours starts by departing Melbourne and heading down to Torquay.

First stop is at one of the many famous surf beaches for morning tea.

View the Historic Memorial Arch that marks the start of the great ocean road. View wild Koalas, Kookaburras, Parrots and Lorikeets. Receive a delicious free lunch at Apollo Bay.

Enjoy a guided bushwalk in the ancient Otway’s Rainforest. View the almighty 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

Overnight stay at Warrnambool Beach Backpackers.

On day two, explore Warrnambool and view the migrating whales (winter only) then it is off to The Grampians National Park. On the way you will visit Tower Hill National Park, which is abundant with wildlife and aboriginal history.

Once in Halls Gap, you will visit Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Pinnacle or Chataqua Peak.

Help to cook a true blue Aussie barbecue for dinner in the Grampians National Park. Then staying overnight at Grampians Backpackers in Halls Gap

Day three, tour the Grampians National Park, see the waterfalls, spectacular lookouts and the ‘Jaw’s of Death’.

Public Toilet

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