For Australia's top wildlife tour operator, Echidna Walkabout, the Great Ocean Road is about wildlife, not only scenery.
“Where else can you watch a wild koala one minute, and walk along a gorgeous beach the next?” asks Janine Duffy from Echidna Walkabout. “The Great Ocean Road is Australia in a nutshell. In just three days travellers can have it all.”
Travellers are voting with their feet – bookings have tripled in just one year. Feedback from the trip is extraordinary: “I'll never forget this tour and can not wait to do it again.” “Can't say enough nice things about this company.” “All in all this tour was packed full of nature with information provided by highly experienced, deeply dedicated guides who will both educate you and delight you while showing you a whole lot of things you have never seen before.”
North American, Scandinavian, British and European travellers are all spending more days than ever before to enjoy the Aussie wildlife. Local communities are benefiting hugely, with accommodation providers, cafes and restaurants all enjoying the growth.
The trip is great fun, and like all Echidna Walkabout trips it has a serious commitment to conservation.
Travellers love contributing to the protection of Koalas and other endangered species like Hooded Plovers, Southern Brown Bandicoots and Rufous Bristlebirds.