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Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours

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57 Dowling St | Nelson Bay Golf Club, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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What an amazing experience !!

We stumbled across this hidden gem whilst searching the internet for kangaroo tours in Port... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ukgirls853
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Port Stephens, Australia
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Best part of our trip!

While looking for activities in Nelson Bay for our trip we stumbled across Kangaroo Encounters... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CaitlinWitt
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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 kangaroos up close – yet you’ll be in a guided, safe and friendly environment. We do not feed or touch the kangaroos as they are wild. Tours are run in the late afternoon and last about 30 minutes. Book and pay online at the Nelson Bay Golf Club website. To avoid disappointment, bookings are essential as tours are extremely popular. Prices: $20 per adult, kids under 12 free.
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“golf cart” (18 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed March 14, 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 March 15, 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

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Reviewed March 9, 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 March 11, 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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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Saw this on TA and we were visiting Nelson Bay for one night only. Booked it direct with Phil using the e-mail. Phil responded almost immediately to confirm there was room on the tour. If you want to get some closeup pictures of kangaroos male,...More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

What great photos Dave! As you can imagine, I've seen a lot of kangaroo photos but the one of the small joey juxtaposed against the mother's larger paw is a winner. And the males' dominance display did not last long, so you must have been...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The friend I was staying with suggested this tour after she took her previous guests on it, and it was well worth it! Phil was a wonderful guide, and the tour was entertaining, fascinating, and beautiful. It was great to get so close to these...More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Always glad to welcome a return guest and introduce new visitors to our wonderful, unique Aussie wildlife. Really appreciate your EXCELLENT review. Our 70 hectare size (that's 100 soccer fields) golf course is a beautiful extension of Tomaree National Park which surrounds us on 3...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

This was a fabulous tour with Phil as our very informative guide. It showcased not only the Nelson Bay Golf Club but also the need for the research program ithat is being done with the Kangaroos. Keep up the good work, we will bring more...More

Thank Penny W
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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Much appreciate your EXCELLENT Review. Our new $9m club is an attraction in itself, with great food and views over the course. It has become a very popular watering hole for us locals! We just completed a series of counts over 2 mornings and 2...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Great tour!! Kangaroo Phil was very knowledgeable and super friendly. Perfect tour if you are looking for something with a small group and up close interactions with the roos in their own habitat. Thanks Phil!!More

Thank Meghan M
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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

My pleasure. I enjoy every tour I do, as you always see something a little different or unexpected each tour. And talking to our guests from 64 countries is always interesting. I see the golf course through international eyes, its beauty and our unique Aussie...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Kindly taken around by Max who went out of his way to ensure we could do the quick tour. Exactly what we wanted, genuinely interesting facts and a beautiful, personal experience.More

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Kangaroo P, Manager at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Much appreciate your EXCELLENT rating on TripAdvisor. Yes, both Max and Keith who assist as volunteer guides are very knowledgeable about the golf course and the research undertaken by the University of Sydney. (Max actually lives in a house adjoining the 2nd Green, so Nelson...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited the place with our family and got a very warm welcome from Phil who guided us the tour of the golf course. The place is well maintained and had a plenty of opportunity to encounter with kangaroo. Phil provided us with lots of...More

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

Thank you for such a warm and positive response, and EXCELLENT TripAdvisor rating - much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed our Aussie wildlife experience. Thank You again Kangaroo Phil

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wyeemeng
January 10, 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
September 5, 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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Maria C
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Kangaroo P | Property representative |
Hi Maria, I'm not allowed to post an email address in this answer. But, go to the Kangaroos Encounters Website and look on the right and you will send an email symbol. Look forward to hearing from you soon. thankyou... More
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