Discover wildlife and flora along the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is known for its beautiful coastline with the Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. But did you know you can also find many native plants and animals here? Imagine strolling through beautiful eucalyptus forests, spotting charming tree ferns, and even coming face to face with adorable koalas and majestic emus. It's like stepping into a real-life wildlife wonderland! And the best part is, you can experience all this on a guided walk in a nature reserve.

This natural reserve provides a haven for the animals, shielding them from harmful outside influences. So not only will you have a fantastic time, but you'll also be contributing to their well-being by supporting this sanctuary. It's a one-of-a-kind experience that you don't want to miss. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or someone who loves a good adventure, this place is worth visiting. Our blog gives you a sneak peek of what to expect on a guided wildlife tour along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Get ready for some incredible encounters with fascinating Australian wildlife.

A koala sitting in a tree
Spot one of the koalas high in the eucalyptus trees
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1. Learn to spot wildlife

All animals roam freely in the reserve. There is a good chance that you will see a koala and a kangaroo. With some luck, you will also spot emus, potoroos, and bandicoots. Your guide will tell you all the ins and outs! You will also be provided with binoculars, so you can, for example, view koalas perched high in a eucalyptus tree.

Tip: go out with a guide during sunset. You'll have a greater chance of seeing all the animals. At this time of the day, these animals often wake up and search for food.

A kangaroo in the wild
Admire one of the many kangaroos
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2. Discover the native vegetation

How about going on a walk through the enchanting forests and lush grasslands of the reserve? You'll have a guide by your side, who will be your key to unlocking all the amazing secrets of the bush. Get ready to be amazed as your knowledgeable guide reveals what makes certain trees and plants so incredibly special – it's like discovering nature's hidden gems!

And oh, let's not forget about the breathtaking ocean views that await you! You'll be treated to spectacular views that will leave you in awe of Mother Nature's masterpieces.

A group of people on a walking tour looking up green leaves
Learn about the local vegetation
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Wildlife and ocean views on the Great Ocean Road
Enjoy the beautiful views
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3. Learn about conservation

The reserve is part of the Conservation Ecology Center, which conducts research into the conservation of local wildlife. Your guide will take you into the world of research and show you how, for example, they are developing a solution for the conservation of long-nosed potoroos to survive the threat of predators and forest fires. All proceeds from your participation in the tour will be donated to this centre.

A research centre on the Great Ocean Road
Visit the research centre
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Would you like to know more?

Have you become curious about this tour in this beautiful game reserve? Please contact one of our travel specialists. They will be happy to advise you on which tour best suits your needs. They will also help you put together your dream trip to Australia.

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