Join us on a day expedition to see wild kangaroos and pelicans not far from Sydney in the comfort of one of our private tours.
Everyone knows that kangaroos are enthralling with their amazing uniqueness (pouches, hopping, life cycle, etc). However, what you may not know, is that our beautiful pelicans can also amaze. These beautiful creatures of the air and sea have some secrets themselves. Did you know their family can be traced back 30 million years? …and of course everyone knows the limerick.
“A wonderful bird is the pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak enough food for a week.
But I’ll be damned if I can see how the hell ‘e can.”
Big Bird Feeding
Pelicans are found all around Australia. These beautiful majestic birds inhabit fresh and salt water lakes and estuaries, rivers, swamps and seashores. In Sydney and The Central Coast, they are often seen atop electric lamp posts. The Entrance, a beautiful coastal town with a large sand bar, is home to one of the world’s largest pelican feeding venues. Here flocks of people are joined by groups of pelicans. Every day volunteers feed the majestic birds scraps thrown out by a local fish and chip shop. The ritual has been going on for over two decades and attracts a crowd of both pelicans and people. We often encounter groups of 50 of more of our big beaked friends. Not only do we watch the pelican feeding, we get to learn all about the pelicans.
One of the main objectives of the pelican feed is to monitor the pelicans’ condition as many end up with fishing hooks and line in their stomachs, wings and other parts of their body.
Unfortunately, this Central Coast attraction is temporarily closed until further notice.
Walking with Urban Kangaroos
At another coastal town, we see urban kangaroos wandering around. This is a township shared by humans and kangaroos alike. Sometimes we see these urban big foots leaping down the street. Whilst you may not be able to see kangaroos jumping down Pitt St, we often see them here in people’s gardens. We see them grazing on the local sports field and parklands. Depending on the time of year, we may see a joey poke its head out of its mother’s pouch. They are fascinating and mesmerising to watch. You will also learn about the fascinating lives of these amazing animals.
In addition to seeing sometimes scores of kangaroos, we often see some of Australia’s beautiful native bird life such as the beautiful rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and kookaburras. This is a unique experience.
The highlights of this tour are:
- Finding some urban kangaroos
- Watching the Pelican feeding at The Entrance
If desired, we can add a visit to the Australian Reptile Park at Gosford on the Central Coast, where you are able to see many of Australia’s unique wildlife including kangaroos (including tree kangaroos), wallabies, wombats, koalas, dingos, salt water crocodiles, koalas, quokkas, echidnas, platypus, flying foxes, tasmanian devils, etc as well as some of our species or spiders (including the funnel web & red back spiders) and snakes.
What to bring with you
Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, water bottle and a jacket.
To request information about our kangaroos and pelicans tour, please contact us.