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Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours

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Another must-do experience!

This is one of the highlights of our Nelson Bay trip. It's a different experience riding on a golf... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael V
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Must do thing around Nelson's bay

Amazing short and sweet tour. Our guide was Max, an old man with such a zeal and passion to show... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vivek N
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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 five-passenger-seated golf cart. Your small group is led by a guide. You’ll see...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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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 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the highlights of our Nelson Bay trip. It's a different experience riding on a golf buggy, looking at the huge hectare of land of Nelson Bay Golf Club and with kangaroos roaming freely. A special mention to Phil who provided us...More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad Michael that your Kangaroo Encounters Tour experience was one of the highlights of your Nelson Bay trip. Even Australians, who have seen kangaroos previously, are amazed how close we can actually safely approach what are 'wild'/free to roam animals. The beauty of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing short and sweet tour. Our guide was Max, an old man with such a zeal and passion to show kangaroo's. He was super cool and damn friendly. Very informative tour which happens on a golf van. The money spent here is going for a...More

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

Max is a very knowledgeable guide and actually lives in a house adjoining the 2nd Green. So Max's backyard is the golf course and he has a great understanding of the kangaroos and their habits. Thank you so much for your EXCELLENT review and taking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the way to see kangaroos in their natural environment! We absolutely loved going around the golf course/nature preserve and seeing these beautiful animals as they interacted with one another. We saw plenty of mommies with joeys and my daughter was absolutely awestruck. What...More

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

It is always very satisfying to share our unique Aussie wildlife with guests and visitors from overseas. The sight of joeys in the pouch and seeing kangaroos hop for the first time makes the whole world smile. Over 2,500 visitors from 65 countries have experienced...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We made this tour with tour guide Max in a golf car, just us three. It was amazing. We have seen a lot of kangaroos and Max answered us all our questions, it was very interesting. He knows a lot about kangoroos and the golf...More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your EXCELLENT review - much appreciated. You are right. Max knows a great deal about the kangaroos and the golf course. Max may have pointed out to your group where he lives, just behind the 2nd green, so he knows...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018

Despite the rain, the tour was worth the time and cost. The guide was excellent - knew exactly where to find the kangaroos and was very knowledgeable. We were able to get very close to the kangaroos for pictures. Highly recommendMore

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you so much for your 'highly recommend' review and EXCELLENT rating. As volunteers, all our guides enjoy showing our visitors, both from Australia and internationally, our truly unique Aussie wildlife. The research project run in conjunction with the University of Sydney has ensured we...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This tour was well worth it. John was our guide and was extremely knowledgeable about the animals, the golf club and the local area. We were able to get very close to the animals as they are comfortable with humans and golf carts. The grounds...More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you Angie for your EXCELLENT review. We much appreciate you taking the time and effort to give such positive feedback and tell other visitors and guests about the Kangaroo Encounters experience you enjoyed. All our guides are experienced, work with the University of Sydney...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this hidden gem whilst searching the internet for kangaroo tours in Port Stephens. Our volunteer tour guide, Max, was very knowledgable & funny. He gave us lots of information about the animals that habitat there (as well as kangaroos, koalas and various...More

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KangarooPhil, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for your EXCELLENT recommendation and kind words. Max actually lives adjoining the course so he knows the kangaroos very well as they literally live in his ‘back yard’. Your participation in a Kangaroo Encounters Tour helps finance ongoing research Much appreciated Kangaroo Phil

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

While looking for activities in Nelson Bay for our trip we stumbled across Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours. After reading all the great reviews we booked immediately! Let me tell you, this tour didn’t disappoint. When we arrived at the golf club we were greeted in...More

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KangarooPhil, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your EXCELLENT review and kind words. Keith is a very knowldgeable guide and assists the university researchers whenever they are on site. The tours have become so popular that the golf club now help by allowing guests to book and pay for...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The tour was great, we were able to book at reasonably short notice. Kangaroo Phil was very knowledgeable and we got up close to many kangaroos. Our highlight was seeing two with a Joey in their pouches - very cute! We couldn't have come to...More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

So glad we could accommodate you at short notice and thank you for your EXCELLENT review. A joey in the pouch always elicits an 'aarrrrrrr' from our guests. LOL! :) The joeys are very cute and eastern grey kangaroos make great mums to their young....More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We emailed Kangaroo Phil the morning before heading to Port Stephens. He responded within minutes and had us booked in. We arrived at the golf course, which is a beautiful and were amazed at how many kangaroos there were. There were almost 100 and we...More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you Brett for your EXCELLENT review and kind words. We enjoyed great weather that afternoon and as you know, it was our newest guide Lance's first tour as leading guide, with me accompanying as support if required. I know Lance enjoyed doing the tour...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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