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Great Ocean Road Birding Tour

All Inclusive-2 Day Tour

Subject to accommodation availability. Contact us directly so that we can arrange this amazing tour for you

Birdlist

Cost

$1561 for 2 persons (minimum of 2 participants) Prices are valid til 31 March 2015

Summary 

This tour takes place in one of the most scenic locations on earth. The focus of this tour is the bird life however you will be awestruck at every turn by the rugged coastlines, the pristine forests and the biodiversity that will reveal itself to you. We will slowly make our way toward Cape Otway, the southernmost point of the Australian mainland, stopping along the way to search for some of the special birds that occur here. Birds such as the Rufous Bristlebird, a much sought after bird even by local birders. We will attempt to see the Southern Emu Wren, Gang Gang Cockatoo and the impressive Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo. You will be given the best chance to see these species and more as we explore several different habitats on our way west to the award-winning Great Ocean Ecolodge, social enterprise of the Conservation Ecology Centre. Along the way you will see the birds, some mammals and learn about the area’s history.

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Features

  • Rare and exciting birds
  • Ancient rainforests
  • Naturalist birding guide
  • Spectacular  scenery
  • An overnight stay at the Great Ocean Ecolodge
  • Travel in a spacious Toyota Landcruiser Prado

Itinerary

Day 1   You will picked up at you Melbourne hotel at 7am. We will travel south west of Melbourne to the world famous Great Ocean Road. We will stop at various well chosen sites along the way, each selected to maximize the number of species seen. As well as being wonderful for birding this area is one of the most scenic locations on earth. We will lunch at Lorne although we will still be birding as our bushland lunch location is also a wonderful opportunity to see bush birds. After lunch we continue to Cape Otway and the internationally acclaimed Great Ocean Ecolodge. After setting in you will be led on an incredible walk around the property by one of the resident ecologists. You will also see wild kangaroos and koalas. Dinner will follow accompanied by local wine and beer.

Day 2   After a scrumptious breakfast we will head west and visit some great birding sites along the way. After visiting the iconic 12 Apostles we will head inland towards Melbourne stopping at a variety of habitats along the way including coastal heathland, wetlands, temperate rainforest and eucalyptus woodland. Birding will continue all the way back to Melbourne where you will be dropped of back to your hotel by 6pm.

This very special tour is only available by inquiring by email as availability is limited. Please note that this tour has a minimum of 2 participants.

Tour is subject to accommodation availability and may need to be altered in the case of severe bush fire conditions

Cancellation Policy. Cancellation of the tour within 30 days of the tour date will result in a 50% loss of tour cost. Cancellation of the tour with less than one week of the tour date will result in a 100% loss of the tour cost