What to do and see in Melbourne, Victoria: The Best Nature & Wildlife Tours

May 18, 2022 Jasper Kershner

Lovely, laid-back Melbourne has something for everyone: family fare, local and international art, haute boutiques, multicultural dining, Australian and Aboriginal history, spectator sports, and pulsing, swanky nightlife. Cruise on the free City Circle Tram loop to check out unique attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Healesville Sanctuary, which buzzes with local animal species.
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1. Go West Tours

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5.0 based on 5,366 reviews

Go West Tours

Go West Tours provides great value small group tours from Melbourne to Melbourne's most popular day touring destinations - the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley & the Grampians National Park. Free onboard Wi-Fi access is included throughout our tours to offer our guests the greatest possible convenience & connectivity. Our tours focus not only on a series of great destinations, but also on providing the best possible guest experience and value for money. We're so confident you'll love your day with us that we proudly offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We look forward to meeting you on tour and to providing you with a genuinely memorable Melbourne experience.

2. Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours

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5.0 based on 623 reviews

Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours

Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD (formerly Savannah Walkabout) one day small-group (max 10 people) ecotour. See Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild! Join our Koala Research Project in the You Yangs Park, and meet individual, named koalas and learn about their history and social life. Help improve the future for wild koalas by removing a weed while you stroll through the Bush. Walk with wild Kangaroos - they are thrilling animals to watch! They are wary of humans, but with care and following guidelines from your experienced Wildlife Guide, you can get quite close without disturbing them. Departs Melbourne (5 central pickup locations) daily all year from 8.10 to 9.00am, returns Melbourne around 4.00 to 4.30pm.

3. Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours

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5.0 based on 1,977 reviews

Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours

Vinetrekker offers daily winery tours of the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Macedon Ranges wine regions surrounding Melbourne. A Vinetrekker journey is a well rounded exploration of the region we visit, providing fine food and wine at a leisurely pace. We offer public and private tours, full day and overnight, so a tailored itinerary can be provided just for you.

4. Wild Wombat Escapes Tours

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5.0 based on 501 reviews

Wild Wombat Escapes Tours

Join Wild Wombat Escape for a fun filled and adventurous day that you will never forget! 'Travel in company not a crowd' Wild Wombat Escapes Great Ocean Road Tours depart Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

5. Escape Discovery Adventures

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5.0 based on 1,569 reviews

Escape Discovery Adventures

BOOK DIRECT WITH US AND SAVE. A whole new level in truly small group touring. At Escape Discovery Adventures our guests experience more than just a tour. Check out our website for full details on our award winning tours - escapediscoveryadventures. com .au. Our all inclusive tours travel in the luxury of our custom built Mercedes fleet - designed with our guests in mind - with a max of 11 per vehicle, each offers up to 40% more interior space and viewing area than any other operator in our class and a level of service and complimentary inclusions second to none. With an emphasis on quality, our specially designed tours get you closer to nature and the locals and avoids the crowds, providing a more personal service that allows you to fully absorb yourself in a memorable day out.

6. Oceania Tours & Safaris

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5.0 based on 737 reviews

Oceania Tours & Safaris

Oceania Tours operate small group tours for up to 11 passengers in Melbourne and surrounds. You will love the personalized experiences and enjoy the interaction with our friendly and expert guides. You will discover the best city sights on our Melbourne City Tour or if you choose to venture out of the city, you can enjoy the awe-inspiring sights of the Great Ocean Road featuring the Twelve Apostles and special interactions with kangaroos, koalas, tiger quolls and bandicoots. Perhaps you prefer a trip to visit the famous little penguins on our Phillip Island tour where you will have time to fully explore the island and chat to your expert guide. We look forward to sharing our beautiful city with you.

7. The Little Penguin Bus

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5.0 based on 1,235 reviews

The Little Penguin Bus

MORE TOUR OPTIONS AND LOWER PRICES ON OUR WEBSITE! CLICK ON 'MORE' ABOVE (DESKTOP). PLEASE BOOK DIRECT WITH US. The Little Penguin Bus is a budget-priced express tour operator travelling direct to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Enjoy a two hour scenic drive to Phillip Island, with commentary, arriving an hour before the penguins are due to appear. Time for the cafe, souvenir shopping and learning all about the Little Penguins in the visitor centre. We offer a selection of penguin viewing options and the personal service and small-group atmosphere of much more expensive operators.

8. The Private Tour Guide

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5.0 based on 449 reviews

The Private Tour Guide

The Private Tour Guide offers an array of one day tours in and around Melbourne. With a focus on great food and local wine, our private tours visit all the famous tour routes in Victoria and leave our clients coming back again and again. If you prefer to travel at your pace, in your time and with own Private Tour Guide, we are the answer.

9. Outback Billy's

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5.0 based on 360 reviews

Outback Billy's

Join Outback Billy. He has 100% five star reviews in 2016 on tours he has led. Outback Billy has the highest percentage of 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor 2013-16 of all established tour companies running public tours to the Great Ocean Road. Join this iconic guide as he celebrates 20 years of tours to the Great Ocean Road.

10. Private Tours Victoria

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5.0 based on 109 reviews

Private Tours Victoria

Private Tours Victoria is a multi award-winning boutique tour company specializing in private, unique, and personalized tours to all the desired destinations in and around Melbourne, Australia! We have carefully selected our expert private tour guides based on their passion, knowledge, personalities, and experience. We have a fleet of vehicles from sedans, 8-seat people movers, and 12-seat mini-vans, which are all new, modern, and comfortable for touring. Our company takes great measures to ensure our services and skills are outstanding. It is our passion and priority to show guests a truly authentic and wonderful time in Melbourne, Australia!

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