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Enjoy the beauty of our golf course. Take great wildlife photos and learn about our wild Eastern Grey Kangaroos and other unique Australian animals while riding in a seven-passenger-seated golf cart. Your small group is led by a guide. You’ll see...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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57 Dowling St | Nelson Bay Golf Club, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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+61 2 4981 1132
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The trip was very enjoyable, we obtained lots of information about eastern grey kangaroos. Phil is a great person who made this experience fun and exciting, even if you're Australian it would be a great way to get off the lounge and spend your free...More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Thank you so much Angus. I'm really pleased both your dad and you enjoyed the tour, as did the Canadian lady and her son who accompanied us. Working with the University of Sydney researchers for almost four years now, I have learned a great deal...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour for all ages! We had 2 families with 2.5 yo boys. Perfect photo opportunities. Highly recommend for Australian and overseas visitorsMore

Thank teeroywally2015
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad both your families enjoyed the Kangaroo Encounters experience. And thank you for your EXCELLENT rating. Seeing and photographing kangaroos up close in the filtered afternoon sunlight on beautiful Nelson Bay Golf Course is often a highlight for many visitors to Port Stephens. Travel...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I are over visiting my sister and happened upon this quite accidentally on our last but one day. Max was our guide and he gave us a fantastic tour with loads of information. We thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed it. Thankyou Max for giving...More

Thank Jane L
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Jane for taking the time to share your Kangaroo Encounters Tour experience with other visitors to Port Stephens. Max is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable when it comes to our eastern grey kangaroos. Currently we have about 5 volunteer guides and it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a wonderful trip seeing so many kangaroos! Our kids (6 & 8) who don’t speak English, really enjoyed the tour and called it perfect! We came so close and saw joeys with their mums. So many interesting facts about the kangaroos and...More

Thank annagunnerling
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Anna, tack sa mycket! I am very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your Kangaroo Encounters Tour experience. It's so great when the kids are excited about seeing our Aussie wildlife. Young people who develop an appreciation and respect for nature grow into adults...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Max was our guide and he was honestly so friendly and knowledgeable about the Kangaroos! You get so close to them, we were lucky enough to see a Joey sticking its head out of its mums pouch. The tour is great value and the money...More

Thank amoinman
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

'A must' - so pleased you enjoyed your Kangaroo Encounters Tour with Max. As he may have pointed out to you, Max lives just behind the 2nd green on the course, and knows the course extremely well and where to find kangaroos. The course is...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Max is friendly and knowledgeable. very excited experience seeing little kagaroo inside pocket. my family including 2 kids (5 years old and 4 Months old)was very happy.More

Thank siwenren1981
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Very glad you enjoyed your Kangaroos Encounters Tour with Max, one of our most experienced and knowledgeable guides. It is always pleasing to hear how much children enjoy seeing the kangaroos. An understanding and appreciation of nature and our unique Aussie wildlife provides a solid...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Incredible tour with Phil. Phil is very friendly and an excellent researcher. My daughter also enjoyed the tour and it is very family friendly. Thank you Phil for the book- ‘caring for kangaroos and wallabies’ by Anne and Ray Williams. We will visit again!More

Thank AshaJims
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

So glad you and your family enjoyed the tour. And thank you for supporting local Wildlife Carer Anne by buying her wonderful book for our discounted price of $20. All funds raised from book sales goes directly to Anne to pay for the needs of...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

It was a great experience and Phil was quite knowledgable and friendly. Despite the rain,Phil took us through all the places. Very informative to know more about kangaroos and really get up close with them. We were able to get very close to the kangaroos...More

Thank Jims-Sydney
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Much appreciate your 'highly recommend' comment and EXCELLENT rating review. Fortunately, a bit of drizzling rain does not bother our eastern grey kangaroos and the mobs still happily feed and socialise on our fairways. Both children and adults alike enjoy the opportunity to get up...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour. Phil is very knowledgeable and it was brilliant seeing kangaroos in an open space environment. Definite highlight of my trip to Port Stephens.More

Thank dtsmart88
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Much appreciate your EXCELLENT rating. Yours is our 200th review! Wow. So glad you enjoyed the Kangaroo Encounters Tour experience. It is very satisfying for us volunteers to know we helped create (along with our 90 eastern greys) the 'definite highlight of your trip to...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Phil was so knowledgable about the kangaroos and took us by golf cart around the course to see the kangaroos in the wild. We got up close and got some fantastic photos and learnt a lot on the way. They also have other Australian residents...More

Thank emmayabsley90
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

'Highlight of your holiday' and an EXCELLENT rating. Thank you so much for such a warm recommendation. Today I completed my 429th tour and I never tire of the experience. I enjoy each and every tour. There is always something different to see or notice,...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

We were hosting some overseas visitors and thought we might give this a try. I first looked on the website, but there were no tours for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday which were the only days we had available. This seemed a shame, but it was only...More

Thank Dianne M
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your EXCELLENT review. And we appreciate your kind comments: 'really good and I would recommend it'. By way of explanation: Currently, all our guides are volunteers and not employees of Nelson Bay Golf Club. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are our 'weekends off'...More

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analyntorres32
9 June 2018|
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Response from KangarooPhil | Property representative |
$20 adults and kids free. Please checkout NELSON bay golf course website for more information, pricing and online booking. Thank you Kangaroo Phil
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wyeemeng
10 January 2018|
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Response from KangarooPhil | Property representative |
We could do 2 shortened tours back to back, each about 40 minutes. What date would you like to book? We only do one tour per day at 5pm Nelson Bay Golf Course Car Park 57 Dowling St, Nelson Bay, NOT THE LANDMARK HOTEL at... More
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Wan1976
6 September 2017|
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Response from KangarooPhil | Property representative |
Hi mrs ang, 1. We only have 1 x 6 seater golf cart. I could do 2 x 30 minute trips. The other members of ur group could wait in our luxurious clubhouse with coffee and cake 2. We Only do one or two tours per day as the... More
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