Melbourne’s Superb Lyrebirds were filmed by Nick Hayward of Wildiaries for the BBC’s Life of Birds. The UK public voted this world famous naturalist David Attenborough's favourite moment! Starting with a private tour to see urban Little Penguins or an evening viewing of Platypus, you’ll then head to Toolangi in the Yarra Ranges, visit a winery and have lunch in the renowned Healesville Sanctuary. The next day you’ll search for lyrebirds, then spotlight Wombats. In glider country, one of the region’s top wildlife experts and guides will show you Greater, Yellow-bellied and Sugar Gliders accompanied by Boobooks, Powerful Owls and Tawny Frogmouths.
- Private guided tour to see penguins or platypus
- Guided tour of ancient forest at Toolangi, wineries and visit to Healesville wildlife sanctuary
- Guided tour with local wildlife expert to search for giant gliding marsupials, wombats and other night animals
Day 1 Your first evening in Melbourne you can choose a guided tour with local experts on the Little Penguins at St Kilda or one of our nature guides will take you to view Platypus on the Yarra River.
Day 2 You’ll be picked up by our guides for a tour of the Yarra Valley, the ancient forests at Toolangi and famous wineries just north of Melbourne. This day trip includes lunch and an afternoon visit to Healesville Sanctuary, the state’s premier native animal zoo and hospital, and the focus for conservation and rehabilitation of many of our endangered animals. You’ll spend the night in Healesville after being dropped at your accommodation.
Day 3 You have a morning to explore Healesville before being joined by our local wildlife expert and guide for a tour of the Yarra Ranges. After a break for dinner, your evening will be spent spotlighting for Wombats, Greater Gliders and possums, before returning to your accommodation in Healesville.
Day 4 After a hearty breakfast in Healesville, we’ll arrange a car to drive you back to Melbourne.
3 nights accommodation, 3 private guided wildlife experiences, breakfast daily and private return transfer to Melbourne.
Note, we can arrange all travel to and from tour locations, quote for group bookings, and tailor any packages as required.
This is only one example of a TAILORED tour. Tailoring doesn't mean more expensive ... it can often mean less. We can develop tours to suit budgets and interests. The price depends a lot on what you want to do, where you want to go (some destinations are more limited than others), how often and the level of comfort and guiding you need. Drawing off our extensive portfolio, we find trips fall roughly into these price categories. Drop us a line with where you want to go, for how long and your approximate budget and you might be surprised what we can do for you.
AVG (Range) Tour type
$320 (230 - 380) Self-drive (twin share)
$490 (360 - 600) Small group touring (self drive)
$760 (670 - 830) Liveaboard vessel
$790 (520 - 990) Fully escorted
$980 (930 - 1040) Luxury
$1,000+ Luxury (private guided / aviation)