The Wildiaries Experience |


Melbourne - Bay to Hinterland

From $1450.00 * AUD

Available between January 01, 2013 — June 30, 2015

Duration of tour 4 days 3 nights

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Experience world-famous wetlands, endangered wildlife, endemic dolphins, urban penguins and heritage hospitality a short distance from Australia’s second-largest city.

Melbourne is situated at the top of Port Phillip Bay, a 2,000 km2 ‘inland sea’ that is home to Little Penguins, Bottlenose Dolphins and fringed by internationally important wetlands. During this four day tour, you’ll see thousands of waterbirds, look for koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, take a boat trip to in search of dolphins and seals (maybe even the odd albatross). You’ll explore the Rothwell Sanctuary, a huge predator-proofed grassland where the last of mainland Australia’s Eastern Barred Bandicoots roam, enjoy a private guided tour of Melbourne’s wild urban penguins and stay at a Victorian mansion set in ten hectares of formal gardens.

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  • Visit to Rothwell Sanctuary to see mainland Australia’s last remaining Eastern-barred Bandicoots in a predator-proofed (but otherwise wild) sanctuary
  • Guided tour of internationally significant wetlands and search for koalas and wallabies
  • Boat tour of the southern bay to search for dolphins and seals (restricted dates, Jun, Jul & Aug)
  • Private guided tour of Melbourne’s urban penguins


Day 1 Your first day in Melbourne you’ll pick up your hire car and drive to Werribee for a day at leisure exploring Werribee Zoo and the gardens around your accommodation, a 60 room Italianate style mansion. After dinner, you'll drive to the Rothwell Sanctuary for an evening spotlighting rare and endangered animals and learning about the important conservation work at this private nature reserve.

Day 2 Accompanied by your expert nature guide, you’ll enjoy a day tour of the internationally-acclaimed wetlands on Port Phillip Bay's western shores and a trip to the You Yangs to search for Koalas.

Day 3 You’ll drive to the bayside town of Queenscliff and join a discovery tour of the southern Port Phillip Bay by boat, where you can see Bottlenose Dolphins, Australian Fur Seals and Australasian Gannets. Returning to Melbourne that afternoon you’ll meet our local conservation experts for a guided tour of the famous urban dwelling Little Penguins at St Kilda beach.

Day 4 Drop off the hire car and explore the city of Melbourne before departing.



3 days mid sized car rental, 3 nights accommodation, 3 private guided wildlife experiences, shared eco discovery cruise, 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch.


From $1450.00 * AUD

Per person, twin share

Available between January 01, 2013 — June 30, 2015

Duration of tour 4 days 3 nights

Our licensed travel agent can arrange all travel to and from tour locations. We can also arrange fully-guided options as well as tailoring packages for families and groups travelling together.

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