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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
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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 5 days ago via mobile

I took my 7 year old twins to see the kangaroos on the golf course and we all throughly enjoyed it. We were lucky enough to have Max as our guide who has a world of knowledge on the kangaroos and the area, as well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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rhondam532, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your EXCELLENT review. We certainly appreciate you giving your time to do a review. I have a confession to make. I'm getting a little jealous because Max is getting soooooo many great reviews!! LOL. :) Well done Maxie ! As...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an awesome tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and gave us lots of interesting facts about the particular population of kangaroos in Nelson Bay. The kangaroos were wild, but comfortable enough with humans that you got to see them up close....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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rhondam532, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your EXCELLENT review and rating. As volunteers, it is particularly satisfying to learn that our overseas guests enjoy our small-scale, up-close tour. It's a long way to travel 'down under'. And I agree - it is so much more enjoyable...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Max was a great tour guide and waited for a few extra minutes because we were running late. He thoroughly explained information with pictures and answered any questions that we had. He even handed me a flyswatter because of the flies that were pestering me....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your EXCELLENT review. I'm not sure if the title 'Kangaroo Tout' should read 'Kangaroo Tour'. Perhaps a typo. But since a 'tout' is described as 'someone who proclaims or describes something very favourably' both titles work. LOL! Max and all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Mum and I enjoyed the Tour of the Wild Kangaroos taken around on a golf buggy. That was good fun. It was great seeing Kangaroos in the wild around the Golf course. The money goes to help mention and care for the Kangaroos run...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You're right, Max is a great guide. As Max lives in a house adjoining our 2nd green, the golf course is really his backyard. He knows it very well and the best locations to find eastern grey kangaroos. Glad you had the opportunity to take...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

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 6 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

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 29 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

'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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 8 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

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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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