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Busselton: Meet the Woylies, Nocturnal Animal Tour

4.9 / 5

31 reviews

Busselton: Meet the Woylies, Nocturnal Animal Tour

Activity provider: South West Eco Discoveries
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From US$ 59.74 per person

A unique Australian bush experience. Visit the exclusive purpose built woylie viewing site in a conservation sanctuary. You may also see quendas, possums and other wildlife. Tour includes Billy tea, locally made biscuits, Endemic Flora and bush tucker.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel reception area. If staying in Margaret River, your closest pickup location will be the Cowaramup Tennis Club carpark.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a colony of critically endangered woylies (brush-tailed bettongs) up close.
  • Kangaroos, bandicoots, possums and other nightlife may also be seen.
  • Billy tea and biscuits included.
  • Exclusive access to a private conservation sanctuary (part proceeds contribute to the sanctuary's valuable work.
  • Enjoy a short bush walk and forage for native bush tucker.
Full description
Join this very special evening tour to observe a colony of Woylies in their natural environment. A very rare, nocturnal little macropod with personality, woylies are small relatives of kangaroos. This tour is your only opportunity to view these amazing, but critically endangered creatures.  The tour begins with accommodation pickups half an hour before sunset, before a short drive to a nearby private conservation sanctuary that has allowed exclusive access for this tour. On arrival at the sanctuary, a short guided bush walk will take you to the animal viewing site. As the first of the woylies appear, you'll learn about some of their wonderful characteristics, and interesting facts about the area. Other Aussie wildlife may be seen during the tour including kangaroos, bandicoots and possums. At the end of your woylie encounter, you'll be returned to your pre-arranged drop-off location.  The tour takes place at a conservation sanctuary that has allowed access to their population of free-roaming woylies (brush-tailed bettong).  Part of the proceeds from this tour contribute to the valuable work of the conservation sanctuary.
Includes
  • Locally sourced billy tea and biscuits
  • Seating
  • Lighting
  • Knowledgeable commentary
  • Bush tucker tastings

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    4.9 /5

    based on 31 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
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    This tour was fantastic! We were conveniently collected from our hotel and taken on a wildlife adventure. Our tour guides, Ryan and Matt were very informative both on the drive and during our time at the sanctuary. We saw lots of nocturnal animals and were able to feed and pat the kangaroos. There were plenty of photo opportunities and we were not rushed at all. It was an awesome experience to be in the middle of the bush at night but to feel very secure at the same time. Perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Highly recommend!

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    December 20, 2021

    Ryan and Mick were excellent guides from start to finish, very knowledgable on the flora and fauna of the area, and clearly love what they do. We didn't get to see any Woylies (on this occasion) but we did see western ringtail and brushtail possums, 'roos with joey in pouch and bandicoots. The billy tea and biscuits was a lovely touch, and the ability to interact with the 'roos was awesome. The photography shown in the bus on the way to the tour was amazing. The trip home had a very entertaining video to whileaway the minutes. The best of luck for the future guys, we will defo be back and hopefully get to see the title characters on the next adventure... and will most likely keep trying until we do :)

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    September 28, 2020

    A quite captivating 2 hours in the bush ! Ryan and Mick were excellent guides , informative and super-friendly . We met 5 or 6 female grey kangaroos ( 2 with joeys still in the pouch) who were tame enough to be hand fed by us , plus bandicoots , possums ..... and 3 individual little woylies . Overall this was a delightful experience.

    October 19, 2019

    Product ID: 67789