Immerse yourself in the wilds of the Otways at Wildlife Wonders, just 5km outside of Apollo Bay.
Enjoy a 75-minute guided walk through the magical Otways bushland, where you'll discover lush tree fern gullies, eucalypt woodlands and spectacular ocean vistas. Your conservationist guide will share with you the secrets of the bush and the plants and animals who call the Otways home.
All the profits from Wildlife Wonders go directly to the Conservation Ecology Centre, working to conserve the unique Australian plants and animals across the Otways.
Wildlife Wonders invites you to the wild side of the Great Ocean Road...
Wildlife Wonders is founded by the Conservation Ecology Centre to engage people with nature and to fund critical conservation programs...
Wildlife Wonders is located 5km south of Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Rd...
Koalas are specialised folivores (leaf eaters) and their diet consists exclusively of the leaves of a small number (20-30) of eucalypts. Using their strong claws, koalas can quickly climb the tallest trees and grasp the leaves with their two-thumbed paws.
Kangaroos are the biggest animals in the Otways, but what makes them really stand out is the way they move – bouncing across the horizon on their big, strong back legs.
These delightful little birds are usually found in pairs or groups of adults and sub-adult offspring in mid-story trees along tracks.
One of Victoria’s common frog species, these noisy frogs are agile hunters and leap to catch insects in mid-flight. They feed mainly on flying insects such as flies, moths and mosquitoes.
The Otways Black Snail is a very special species of carnivorous air-breathing land snail, found only in the cool temperate rainforests of the Otway Ranges.
Blue-tongues are named after their bright blue fleshy tongues that they stick out when alarmed to frighten off predators.
Gang-gang cockatoos are found in the cooler and wetter forests and woodlands of south eastern Australia and can be seen frequently in the grounds of Wildlife Wonders. Listen for their call – it’s like a creaking gate.
This endearing little bird has a fascinating story. Adult males, with their bright rich blue plumage above and on the throat, are among the most brightly coloured of the species, especially during the breeding season when the blue turns iridescent. Their bellies are grey-white and the bills are black.
Laughing Kookaburras are found throughout eastern Australia and are instantly recognizable by their wonderful call – it really does sound as if they are laughing – and their beautiful plumage.
Also known as the ‘Mopoke’, this is the smallest and most common owl in Australia.