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Best of Wildlife Tour

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Time and time again the Best of Wildlife tour impresses those who choose to take part. A half day, afternoon tour, we travel at the best time of the day to see some of Australia’s unique animals in the wild.

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Begin Best of Wildlife Tour

Varied start time depending on the time of year (daylight saving), the tour begins with pickup at your accommodation before a half hour to 40-minute journey through the rural surrounds of Canberra to the Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla.

Deep Space Tracking Station

Here you’ll learn about the significant role played by our telescopes in the Apollo missions and first moon landing as well as current day deep space tracking.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

We’ll travel the short distance to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve where some of Australia’s most iconic native animals living in the wild. Through the reserve we’ll hopefully witness and get close to:
- Kangaroos
- Wallabies
- Koalas
- Platypus
- Colourful parrots and other birds
- Emus

Arrive Back in Canberra

After hopefully spotting platypus towards the end of the tour, you’ll enjoy the 30-40 minute tour back into your accommodation with drop off to major hotels and motel chains.

* Note

This tour requires a gentle level of walking. Sighting of all listed animals is not guaranteed.

  • International visitors who want to witness some of Australia’s classic and unique wildlife in typical south-east mountain bushland.
  • Avid photographers, both novice and expert who want to document some amazing wildlife and wilderness.
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We had a great time on this tour. Guide Neill was an encyclopaedia of knowledge regarding the animal life in the area. Beautiful scenery. Also stopped at the Deep Space Research Centre
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Tried to see Platypus but no go... although we give him an “A” for effort! We would definitely go on another tour with him.
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Best and most action- packed Good Friday l have ever had, l had in Canberra, with thanks to Neil, my tour guide. It was a fun, educational adventure touring the sights and sounds of Canberra and the ACT. Neil went above and beyond with his service for both tours to ensure l got to see everything possible plus some not on the itinerary. It was an experience l will long treasure and l am deeply grateful.
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This tour was informative and entertaining! My guide, Joe, was very knowledgeable about all the flora, fauna, and wildlife. He proactively provided narratives as we happened upon various birds, plants, and wildlife. Joe also provided historical contexts and tidbits of information, making the tour all that much more enjoyable. I highly recommend Canberra Guided Tours - you won't be disappointed!
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Neil, our guide, was very knowledgeable and experienced in the environmental field. He was able to answer all our questions and we got to see everything in it's natural habitat. We were so excited to see a platypus in the wild (our highlight of the trip). We saw everything that was noted in the summary of the trip except a wombat but that's okay. Best wildlife tour we've been on, and we are both in the environmental sciences field as well.
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Mum booked via their latest website. Their reply was prompt. We could choose our pick up and drop off locations. The mini bus was clean and comfortable. We were even offered cold bottled water.Our guide was Neil Hermes, the Canberra Ornithologists Group president... a man very knowledgeable of the wild, especially birds. We couldn't have had a better chaperone to acquaint us to Canberra. Enroute to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, we were taken to see the other highlights of Canberra, including the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) which is an Earth station located at Tidbinbilla. It is one of 3 stations of NASA's Deep Space Network.Neil shared stories, experiences and his binoculars, and patiently stayed with us at the reserve to ensure that we get to see the platypus, which is notoriously hard to see in the wild as they normally appear at dusk and dawn. What a sight... when we finally spotted a platypus feeding. He even scouted the entire Koala Path in the Eucalypt Forest, to help us see wild koalas. That is service second to none. It was like being in business class.If you are in Canberra, do not hesitate to get Canberra Guided Tour to take you around

The Best Of Wildlife tour typically still operates regardless of light rain or winds.

However, if there are exceptional circumstances such as heavy snow or typhoons, the guide may contact those participating in the tour to discuss options for the tour.

Yes, you are guaranteed to see some wildlife. However, on any given day we do not know how many and which species you will see. You would be pleased to know that our wildlife tours have never not seen at least Eastern grey kangaroos, many species of colourful parrots, wallabies, platypuses and koalas.

Be sure to have comfortable walking shoes, a jacket and a hat because the tours run into the evenings it can get quite chilly.

No. In the ACT, the national park authorities do not allow wild animals to be fed by tourists or visitors for the safety of both parties.

No. In the ACT, the national park authorities do not allow wild animals to be touched by tourists or visitors for safety purposes.

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