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“Modern technology meets Mother Nature!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vision Walks - Eco Tours

Vision Walks - Eco Tours
Ranked #15 of 40 Tours in Byron Bay
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Vision Walks provides; small group, walks and wildlife tours, scenic hinterland and cultural tours in the Byron Bay area, at affordable prices. Established 2007. Vision Walks provide tours in the Byron Bay area that help you to connect with the natural environment and explore local life, far from the maddening crowds, whatever your age or abilities. Tours include: Night Vision Walk, Wildlife Tour, Beyond Byron Tour, Hippy Trail Hinterland Tour, Crystal Castle Tour, Rainforest Walk and Byron Bay tour.
Jersey, UK
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77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Modern technology meets Mother Nature!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

We had a truly wonderful experience with Wendy on our night vision tour. We were the only two that had booked that evening and so had a private tour at no extra cost.

Wendy is so passionate about nature and Eco tourism it really was a delight to meet her and venture into the national park after dark.

The night vision tour is so unique and novel we were happy just to experience having night vision but Wendy was able to find frogs, bats, crayfish and possums for us to see and even on the drive to the national park we saw snakes, a tawny frogmouth and a bandicoot.

These tour are for true nature lovers and not for those who expect to be taken to a zoo. What you see depends entirely on mother nature but you can be assured that Wendy with her hawk eyes will find some amazing creatures for you to see.

Even when the rain arrived we were given rain coats so we could go and look at the waterfalls by night whilst Wendy brewed us a lovely cup of hot chocolate.

Thank you so much for a fantastic tour, we wish you every success for the future!!

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wendiobByronBay, Owner at Vision Walks - Eco Tours, responded to this review, 30 September 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so you enjoyed your night vision walk in nature and grateful that you braved the weather.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Overpriced-terrible value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Was really looking forward to this....unfortunately left feeling disappointed and a bit ripped off!
Did the wildlife tour, which GUARANTEES sightings of kangaroos, koala, flying foxes and wallabies, with a locally sourced picnic lunch.
Picked up and a long drive to the koala care centre at lismore, where we found 4 koalas in trees right at the centre in an urban area. Easily accessible on your own.
Then a stop for flying foxes for 5 minutes, before going to a public picnic site for lunch. The local picnic lunch probably cost $20 for the 3 of us-chicken, some bread and salad, before a walk in the 'rainforest' which was a 10/15 minute boardwalk section, again easily reached alone.
We then drove on to find some kangaroos. Saw 4 from the side of the road before going back to byron. No wallabies as promised in the literature
Overall disappointing really as I was left with a sense of extremely poor value for money at $100 each!!!!
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Visited January 2014
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wendiobByronBay, Owner at Vision Walks - Eco Tours, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Gilbertra84, I'm sorry you were disappointed with your Wildlife Tour. We do go and see native animals in their natural habitat, and under those circumstances sometimes we see a lot and some times not as much - that's nature.

Seeing 4 koalas on one walk is actually quite good, under normal circumstances you would only see one koala every kilometre or so, which makes going to look for them in the forest pretty challenging and often disappointing. In this area (as in most of Australia), koala habitat is in severe decline, so the University has planted koala food trees (which the wild koalas from the area have moved in to) and created a lovely wildlife walk, on which we would have seen at least 12 species of bird and probably some water dragons, that's 14 species of wildlife on a one hour walk!

We only stop at the flying foxes for about 5-10 minutes becasue we don't like to disturb them. If they start flying around, they can urinate on people below which can be dangerous as they carry diseases.

I'm sorry you were disappointed with the lunch, chicken with salad is a typical Aussie picnic lunch and most people say they really enjoy it. But I can assure you it does cost more that $20 in total.

I'm sorry that we only saw 4 kangaroos, we usually see more and the wallabies. But if you felt aggrieved for not seeing the wallabies, you should have mentioned it on the tour, there was another place we could have gone to see wallabies.

All the places we go are easily accessible by the public, so of course you could have gone all those places yourself, but without a local guide you would not have known where to go or what to look for, that's what you were paying for.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Fun at night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

This was a really fun and different thing to do. Definitely recommend to anyone. Wendy was lovely and we saw heaps of animals.

Visited December 2013
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wendiobByronBay, Owner at Vision Walks - Eco Tours, responded to this review, 30 September 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review. I hope to you again some day.
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Basel, Switzerland
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“Fantastic night vision tour with Wendy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

It was a really untypical and interesting/amazing tour! We saw a lot of diffrent animals and Wendy is a really good guideA good new expirience for us! I`d do it again! Thank you Wendy!

Visited December 2013
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NFA
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“Get on board the Hinterland tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

The hinterland tour was a really unique experience of exploring the volcanic valley inland from Byron, surrounding picturesque mountains and characteristic townships scattered throughout the most beautiful scenery. A generous guide makes the whole trip!

Visited October 2013
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