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Mammal Watching Tours

Half / Full Days, Spotlighting, Multi-day & Custom Tours


When people think of Australia they usually think of red soil, harbour bridges, the Great Barrier Reef, pure white beaches, and the amazing array of unique wildlife that has made this continent famous. Most of those exceptional creatures are mammals. Furry creatures that leap between trees on wings made of skin. Enormous jumping animals, taller than men. Spine-covered mammals that lay eggs. Grey, bear-like creatures that eat gum leaves and sleep in trees. Swimming animals with duckbills, beaver-like tails, a poisonous spur, and that lay eggs in burrows! Australia’s mammals are like no others anywhere else on earth.

Victoria is an exceptional place to start your mammal watching adventure, and with Treeswift Wildlife, we can help you connect with these creatures like never before. We offer trips and tours for whatever service best suits your targets, budget, timeframes, and requirements – with everything from half/full days, spotlighting, photography specialist, and for more extreme, multi-day hardcore trips for those rare and critical endangered specialties.

Looking for something more specialist? Get in touch about our multi-day, custom and extended specialist mammal watching tours!

Mammals of Melbourne:

Join Treeswift Wildlife on a tour designed especially for Mammal Watchers visiting Melbourne. Beginning in the afternoon, we will search across town seeking out Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Short-beaked Echidna, Swamp Wallaby, Common Water Rat (Rakali), Grey-headed Flying Fox, and Southern Brown Bandicoot. On dusk, we’ll search for Koala, Platypus, and a few more Eastern Grey Kangaroo along the Yarra River. Come night, we begin looking for Common Brushtail Possum, Common Wombat, Common Ringtail Possum, Sugar Glider, and Brush-tailed Phascogale, before heading east into the wet forest, where we’ll finish off the evening with Mountain Brushtail Possum, Southern Greater Glider, Yellow-bellied Glider, Bush Rat, and a whole collection of different microbat species! A typical tour records 10-20 species.

Nocturnal Spotlighting:

Melbourne’s eastern forest are home to some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife. Join us for a spotlighting adventure where we will target species such as Mountain Brushtail Possum, Koala, Common Wombat, Southern Greater Glider, Yellow-bellied Glider, Southern Long-nosed Bandicoot, Krefft’s Glider, Feathertail Glider, and several microbat species. Spotlight/torches and use of thermal monocular all included.

Custom Tours & Multi-Day Options:

For the more extreme mammal watchers looking to chase down as many Australian mammals as you can, we offer custom multi-day tours. Let us tailor an experience to your budget, timeframe, and target species. This is most ideal for those looking at building their mammal life list, chasing rarities (such as the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum), and visiting the most areas as possible within a short time frame. Multi-day trips can give us the flexibility to chase down other Australian species such as Brown Fur Seal, Humpback Whale, Squirrel Glider, Pretty-faced Wallaby, Numbat, Honey Possum and Red Kangaroo. Rarer highlight species can include Leadbeater’s Possum, Mountain Pygmy Possum, Squirrel Glider, Long-footed Potoroo, Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Spot-tailed Quoll, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, and New Holland Mouse. Get in touch today for more details!

Mammal Watching Tours

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