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Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours

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Local with exchange students

I took 2 Japanese exchange students and 2 local students ages 10-14 to this tour. Max our guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sonia B
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Best experience in Nelson bay!!

Did this tour few days back with my parents, wife and kid. Really nice experience to see kangaroos... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Amey S
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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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: 1-2 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 4 weeks ago

Visited with a relative from overseas and my teen daughter. They enjoyed a lot and taken photographs. Max was our guide and he is an interesting personality and a very nice person. He explained elaborately information related to Kangaroos. It was an enjoyable moment.More

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

Always pleasing when a guest from overseas gets the opportunity to see our eastern grey kangaroos close up and get some great photos. Our 70 hectare golf course is a Wildlife park and as we adjoin a national park we have all the various animals...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took 2 Japanese exchange students and 2 local students ages 10-14 to this tour. Max our guide was very knowledgeable and all of us learned something new about Kangaroos and Nelson Bay in general. We got to take photos with the kangaroos as a...More

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

Thank you so much for your EXCELLENT review. Much appreciated. Over 3,000 guests from 67 countries have enjoyed a Kangaroo Encounters Tour over the past 3 years. It is a unique opportunity to get very close to wild /free to roam animals , yet in...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Did this tour few days back with my parents, wife and kid. Really nice experience to see kangaroos from so close. Our tour guide Phil was also very nice. All of us enjoyed it alot. Highly recommend this place.More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write an 'EXCELLENT' review - much appreciated. Nearly 3,000 guests from 67 countries have now enjoyed the Kangaroo Encounters Tour experience - and the popularity continues to grow. The opportunity to see wild kangaroos, that are...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Took the tour with my girlfriend; she is American and absolutely loved seeing the Kangaroos up close. Kangaroo Phil was a great guide - both entertaining and informative. Definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to get up and close with wild Kangaroos (and their...More

Thank Josh N
Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hey Josh, so glad you and your girlfriend enjoyed your Kangaroo Encounters Tour experience. All overseas visitors naturally wish to see kangaroos in Australia, but the zoo or fenced-in experience do not compare to seeing kangaroos hopping about and free to roam. Our tours offer...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Amazing tour. Our tour guide, Max is super cool. He has that passion and zeal to show kangaroos... We absolutely loved the tour... Definitely a must do when visiting Nelson Bay...!!!More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

So glad you 'absolutely loved the tour'. And thank you so much for your EXCELLENT review. All our volunteer guides are enthusiastic and enjoy showing our guests, especially visitors from overseas, our unique Australian wildlife. I agree - Max is super cool - and because...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 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 20 July 2018

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 14 July 2018

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

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

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 25 June 2018 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 25 June 2018

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 19 June 2018

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 7 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

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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
5 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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