COMPANY NAME: South West Eco Discoveries
LOCATION: Busselton, WA, Australia
Take away the pressure of driving, getting lost and wondering where to go next, explore a range of endemic species of flora and wildlife on our three different tour options that operate around the Margaret River region. Our tours run to Western Australia’s most popular park, the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and Meelup Regional Park and will provide all of the requirements for a memorable experience.
Tour guides and business owners Ryan and Mick have developed a strong passion for protecting and preserving the natural environment. The tours are made to highlight the most significant landmarks and lookouts combined with interesting history accounts and personalised stories through the eyes of 3rd generation brothers.
Changing seasons bring unique encounters all year round, so expect to be thrilled! With an abundance of wildlife such as diving sea-birds, bottled-nosed dolphins surfing the waves, baby kangaroos in pouches and sunbaking reptiles. The landscape consists of ancient granite monoliths, pearly white sand beaches and crystal clear, turquoise blue waters. Sit back and escape the pressure of everyday life with a locally sourced afternoon tea and freshly roasted coffee. During all tours we outline major threats to the natural environment and help guests discover ways to protect and preserve the fragile ecosystem for the future. All tours are tailored for all ages.
South West Eco Discoveries run two half day (3.5hrs) tours, the ‘Coastal and Wildlife Eco Tour’ and the ‘Wine & Sights Discovery Tour’. Our third tour, ‘Meet The Woylies Tour,’ operates in the evening, changing slightly depending on sunset times. For more information about start and finish times check out our website. All tours run seven days a week all year round. Our price range on each tour varies, giving you choices depending on your budget. Forget about the stress of pickup locations, we will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation by arrangement. Also included is self-focusing binoculars, drinking water, sunscreen and multiple toilet breaks are available. Complimentary activity packs and child seats are included.
Proudly operating the region’s only ‘Live’ underwater video feed direct to the tour vehicle. This means that you sit back in comfort while discovering a natural aquarium bursting with tropical and temperate fish species, octopuses, colourful soft corals and crustaceans all without getting wet. You can enjoy shore-based whale watching on our tours, from June –December. Be amazed during interpretive walks through stands of colourful orchids and wildflowers in this well known biodiversity hot spot.
Find the perfect end to a afternoon spent exploring the area by visiting a combination of small boutique vineyards and larger upmarket wineries with free tastings, gourmet food and locally made chocolate.
Join us for a unique evening encounter of the critically endangered woylie, also known as the brush-tailed bettong. Commonly seen is also the southern-brown bandicoot and brush-tailed possum. Gain exclusive access to a private conservation sanctuary and enjoy a short bush walk with seasonal foraging and full commentary. Complimented with bush tea and gourmet biscuits.
Responsible Tourism Credentials
South West Eco Discoveries started operation in May 2015 with a clear objective of providing quality tours and to motivate travellers into a deeper understanding of the environment. This in turn creates a real appreciation for our unique area. With a university degree in sustainable tourism management and volunteer reptile removal qualifications a deep love for protecting the natural environment has developed.
South West Eco Discoveries have successfully gained Nature Tourism Eco Accreditation in July 2015, ATAP accreditation from the Tourism Council Western Australia 2015, Trip Advisor 5 star rating 2 of 13 tours July 2016, featured in Australian Traveller Magazine 2015, valid Commercial Operators license to operate in Leeuwin-Naturaliste NP and Tuart Forest NP from DPAW and public liability insured. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posted daily with over 615 followers.
We donate 30% of all ‘Meet The Woylies’ tour ticket proceeds back into Yelverton Brook Eco Conservation Sanctuary to help ensure the best chances for survival of this critically endangered macropod. Also providing supplement food and ongoing perimeter fence maintenance at the conservation sanctuary. We aim to give travellers an appreciation for nature and inspire them in the preservation of different eco systems.
Company name: South West Eco Discoveries
Phone: (+61) 0477 049 722
Product information supplied by South West Eco Discoveries, July 2016
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