Eastern Explorer Birdwatching Tour

The eastern side of Melbourne boasts some marquee birds that any city in the world should be proud to have as residents. Some of them are very familiar species such as the Sulfur-crested Cockatoos, Laughing Kookaburras and seemingly ever-present species such as Rainbow Lorikeets and Noisy Miners.

The tour will vary in itinerary and locations throughout the year due to factors such as seasonality, migration and mating periods, but there is always some amazing bird life to be found in and around Melbourne, regardless of the time of the year.

Melbourne’s eastern suburbs include the Yarra River corridor, The Dandenongs and Yarra Ranges. Special species that can be found throughout the east of Melbourne include Superb Lyrebird, Powerful Owl and Satin Bowerbird.

Melbourne’s east is a wonderful place for anyone who loves Australian parrots. It’s possible to see the critically endangered Swift Parrot as they visit Melbourne’s suburbs throughout Autumn and Winter. They can usually be seen with a variety of other parrots including Musk Lorikeets, Little Lorikeets, Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and Rainbow Lorikeets of course. Larger members of the parrot family include Yellow-tail Black Cockatoos and Gang Gang Cockatoos.

The habitats visited on this tour are as varied as the bird possibilities. A search for the Superb Lyrebird will take us to temperate forests among giant Mountain Ash trees and lush canopies of Tree Ferns. Many other species, such as the Powerful Owl, are found within Melbourne’s suburban reserves – sometimes even in the Central Melbourne area!

We have some world-famous birds in some beautiful locations that every Melburnian should get out to experience, so please come join us to see them for yourself.

Please contact using the form below or phone directly to book a tour or make an enquiry.

Cost per tour:

$500 for 6 people
$450 for 5 people
$400 for 4 people

Tour Duration:

Approximately 10 hours between pick-up and return


  • Pick-up and drop-off from/to your place of residence
  • Use of binoculars and a library of field guide books
  • Any relevant Parks Victoria fees
  • Citylink/Eastlink tolls
  • Water


  • Meals