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Mega Mallee Wildlife Tour

Oct 23-Oct 27 2023 (4x spaces left!)

Wildlife Mega Tour (5-day all inclusive)

Summary:

Come and join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature on a big adventure into the red rugged soil of the stunning mallee country of northern Victoria. This vast and incredible portion of the country features some of the rarest and most unique birds, animals, and habitat on the planet. Departing from Melbourne, we’ll travel north visiting all key locations and targeting all endemic and key species of the region. Prepared to be blown away by inland parrots as we target Budgerigar, Cockatiel, Mulga Parrot, Pink Cockatoo, Regent Parrot, and a dozen more! Explore the iconic mallee woodland for Striated Grasswren, Malleefowl, Crimson Chat, Red-backed Kingfisher, Red-lored Whistler, Black-eared Miner, Chestnut Quailthrush, 4x species of fairywren, 5x species of woodswallow, and of course, the Mallee Emu-wren. See a full list of key species at the bottom of the page.

This is your opportunity to experience the wonder of the mallee including endless mallee forest, dunes of red soil, stunning inland wildflowers, starry skies unspoilt by light pollution (some of the best astro opportunities in the country), learn from an experienced guide who will find your target species and ensure every achieves their personal goals for the trip! Birds of prey, flocks of parrots, red kangaroos, spiny-tailed geckos, owls, grasswrens, woodswallows, malleefowl, and a lifetime of memories await! Book now, we’d love to have you!

Trip Details:

  • All accommodation included (private rooms, no twin share)
  • All breakfast, lunch, (and some dinners) included
  • All travel included (travel in a brand new 5-star ANCAP safe vehicle)
  • Travel in a small 3-6 private group
  • No big tour buses and large groups
  • Unbelievable photography opportunities
  • Led by an expert guide and professional photographer
  • Get up close with some of the rarest animals on the planet
  • Access to private reserves & national park fees included
  • All field equipment included (scopes, spotlights, bat detectors, thermal monocular, field guides, etc)
  • Wildlife Watching Ethics: all animals/habitats treated with respect and low disturbance
  • Checklists & trip reports provided at the end of the trip
  • First Aid & Covid-Safe experience
  • A moderate level of fitness required (walking each day, though slow paced for wildlife)

Locations & Itinerary:

Day 1: Kerang Lakes District, Swan Hill, Lake Boga, Goschen, Lake Tyrrell
Day 2: Patchewollock, Wyperfeld National Park, Ouyen
Day 3: Mildura, Yarrara Nature Conservation Reserve, Lindsay Island, Neds Corner Station
Day 4: Murray Sunset / Hattah Kulkyne National Park
Day 5: Murray Sunset / Hattah Kulkyne National Park

Key Species:

Birds: Expect over 150, but here some of the highlights
Emu, Freckled Duck, Stubble Quail, Black-eared Cuckoo, Pallid Cuckoo, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Black-tailed Nativehen, Banded Stilt, Banded Lapwing, Red-kneed Dotterel, Little Buttonquail, Australian Pratincole, Little Eagle, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Spotted Harrier, Barn Owl, Australian Boobook, Red-backed Kingfisher, Rainbow Bee-eater, Black Falcon, Pink Cockatoo, Cockatiel, Budgerigar, Regent Parrot, White-browed Treecreeper, Striated Grasswren, Mallee Emu-wren, Purple-backed Fairywren, Splendid Fairywren, White-winged Fairywren, Pied Honeyeater, Black Honeyeater, Purple-gaped Honeyeater, Black-eared Miner, Crimson Chat, Orange Chat, Striped Honeyeater, Little Friarbird, Rufous Fieldwren, Chestnut-rumped Thornbill, Ground Cuckooshrike, Crested Bellbird, Red-lored Whistler, White-breasted Woodswallow, Masked Woodswallow, White-browed Woodswallow, Black-faced Woodswallow, Little Crow, Jacky Winter, Red-capped Robin, Hooded Robin, Southern Scrub Robin, White-backed Swallow, Zebra Finch

Reptiles:
Sand Goanna, Lace Monitor, Boulenger’s Snake-eyed Skink, Central Bearded Dragon, Broad-shelled Turtle, Shingleback, Western Blue-tongue Lizard, Mallee Dragon, Eastern Tree Dtella, Common Prickly Gecko, Pale-rumped Ctenotus, De Vis Banded Snake, Shield-snouted Brown Snake, Curl Snake, Thick-tailed Barking Gecko, Eastern Brown Snake, Tree Skink, Eastern Scaly-foot, Painted Dragon, Bearded Gecko, and many more.

Mammals:
Red Kangaroo, Western Grey Kangaroo, Short-beaked Echidna, Rakali, Mitchell’s Hopping Mouse, Dingo, and inland microbat species

Amphibians:
Spotted Grass Frog, Eastern Banjo Frog, Barking Frog, Southern Bell Frog, Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet, Peron’s Tree Frog

Mega Mallee Wildlife Tour

Prices:

Mallee Emuwren
Rainbow Bee-eater
Red Kangaroo
Budgerigar
Malleefowl
Sand Goanna