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Written by Sim Thursday, 15 May 2014 07:54

1 Day Grampians Tour  

I recently did the 1 day Grampians National Park Tour with Wildlife Tours. It was amazing. I probably had more exercise in that one day, than I would usually have in a week! But it was so worth it.

My tour started with the guide, Jake, picking me up from the city along with the rest of the bus. As we were driving out of the city, Jake passed us back a microphone and asked us to introduce ourselves. It was a great Ice-breaker and we started chatting between ourselves for most of the drive to the Grampians itself.

Our first stop was the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Centre, where we learnt a lot about the traditional land owners and their culture. Then it was a quick stop to purchase lunch in the town of Halls Gap, in the heart of the Grampians National Park.

After lunch we walked to Boroka Lookout and the view was spectacular! It was also a great opportunity for me to finally try the panorama setting on my camera! We all took heaps of photos and then it was off to the Balconies and the JAWS OF DEATH! (dun dun duh) Which is really just an awesome looking outcrop that is excellent for taking photos with.

While on our Grampians National Park 1 day tour, we saw lots of wildlife; including kangaroos, emus and kookaburras.

It was a fantastic tour that will surely stay with me forever. Thank you Wildlife Tours and Jake for an awesome 1 day tour of the Grampians.

 

Written by Cate Saturday, 03 May 2014 03:05

1 Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Express

I just did the Wildlife Tours 1 Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Express Tour. It was amazing. Our guide Lawry was great, he was full of knowledge and made the trip entertaining. It was the best possible way to see the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles at Sunset. I also got some amazing photos, even though the weather wasn’t the greatest.

We started our Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour around 10.30 in the morning. So I had plenty of time to have a cup of coffee (or 5), and the pickups were nice and easy. Then it was a nice trip, we took turns introducing ourselves and we learnt that we were one of the first groups to do the tour!

Our first stop was the Memorial Arch at the start of the Great Ocean Road. Then it was on to the beach down the road to stretch our legs. After travelling through Lorne and Anglesea, we stopped to have a picnic lunch.

After lunch we walked the Rainforest, before we headed to Loch Ard Gorge where the sun was just starting to set and we were able to get some amazing photos and learn about the Gorge’s rich heritage. And then finally it was the 12 Apostles at Sunset, and wow, was it amazing to see the Apostles against the setting sun.

For a one day tour it was pretty jam packed, full of amazing sights. The Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Sunset who could ask for more?

I’ll definitely be telling all of my friends about Wildlife Tours and their spectacular 1 Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Express Tour.

Cate

   

Written by sam Thursday, 01 May 2014 09:26

1 Day Phillip Island Tour

I recently did the 1 Day Phillip Island Tour with Wildlife Tours, and I had the best time. We started out from the city at about 10.30 am and cruised along the highway to the tunes of our guide Jason. He started us off with introductions and from there we all talked amongst ourselves until we stopped for lunch, which was a quaint little picnic type lunch.

After lunch it was non-stop fun, as we made our stops at the Chocolate Factory and then the animal park; where I got to feed some real-life Kangaroos and even one got some pretty good pics of these incredible laid back animals.

And then we were finally on Phillip Island, and the next part of our adventure was to walk the boardwalks at the Nobbies. The information centre was packed full of knowledge and it was great walking along the coastline of Phillip Island, I even saw a few Little Penguins in their nests!

Of course the highlight of my 1 Day Phillip Island Tour was the Penguin Parade! It was hilarious watching the Little Penguins stumbling drunkenly from the surf, only to be knocked down again by the undertow. They were acting like well-dressed drunks, what with their waddling about and bumping into and walking over each other, it was hilariously adorable.

The 1 Day Phillip Island Tour with Wildlife Tours was definitely the highlight of my week. Thank you so much and see you next time!

Sam

   

Written by Kim Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:24

2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour.

I recently went on a 2 Day tour to the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island with Wildlife Tours and I must say it has definitely been one of the highlights of my time in Australia!

The 2 day tour started of with the Great Ocean Road. Our tour guide Sean really got everyone together and made sure everyone got to know each other within the first hours over some tea, coffee and cookies.  Then we went off to the beautiful Twelve Apostles. This was something I was looking forward to for a long time, and it sure didn’t let me down, wouwzers, what was that beautiful! We even went down to the beach at the Twelve Apostles.

After that we went on to the Loch Ard Gorge, where I took some stunning pictures. Then we had a nice walk in the rainforest with the Otway trees, which were huge!  I felt like a dwarf walking around there, it was really cool! Then we drove a little further to the Kennett River, where I spotted my first wild koalas!

In the night we had a delicious BBQ, cooked by our awesome tour guide Sean.

The next day of our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island tour started of with a good breakfast and then we went to a beach where we could see some surfers catching some waves. Then we had to get on a ferry to Phillip Island and we were lucky enough to see some dolphins! After we had lunch we visited a wildlife park where I got a nice picture with a koala, fed some kangaroos & wallabies, there was even an albino wallaby. After a few other stops we went to the Penguin Parade.
Sean told us a few good places to sit where we would have a good sight on the penguins coming out of the water. It took a while before they came out of the water, but the wait was totally worth it! It was the cutest thing to see the little penguins waddling onto the beach! 

I'd definitely recommend Wildlife Tours to anyone, and a big shout out to Sean, who made this 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island tour so memorable!

 

   

Written by Steph Friday, 25 April 2014 06:27

2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour

I've just gotten to Melbourne after travelling Australia, and I did it in the best way ever! I took the 2 day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour with Wildlife Tours! And it was amazing! Our Guide Benny was a blast! He had sooooo much energy and was really enthusiastic about his work, and for a small group it was really great! We shared the experiences and I will definitely walk away with this as the best tour I've done is Australia yet!

Our first day on the 2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour was so packed! We started out in Adelaide at some crazy time in the morning (ok so 7am is not that crazy) and from there it didn't stop! We drove along the Murray River and stopped at Bordertown for Morning tea and a loo break. Then it was back on the bus, breezing past beautiful scenery on our way to Horsham. I really enjoyed when we got into the Grampians proper, especially learning about the Aboriginal Culture at the Brambuk Centre.

The walks in the Grampians were pretty cool. Like the Jaws of Death! WOW, it was so beautiful and amazing and I took so many photos! And seeing kangaroos at night in Halls Gap was fantastic.

We started our second day of our 2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour with a bang, at Tower Hill; an extinct volcano, with gorgeous views! And then we actually hit the Great Ocean Road, and it just got better. The Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles were all amazing. It was worth the drive just to see these outstanding landmarks; and to find out the history behind everything. And our guide Benny was still full of energy (like seriously, it wasn't natural), he was having a laugh with us and driving and explaining about the history of the Great Ocean Road.

I just have to say a big thanks to Wildlife Tours! Your 2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour was amazing and I will take this experience in my memories forever!

Steph

   

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