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Meet our Platypus!

Oceania Tours is proud to introduce the newest member of our family,

Millsom the Platypus!

We have teamed up with Zoos Victoria to support the Platypus through the Wild Adoptions Program. Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation committed to fighting wildlife extinction.

To read more about the great work that Zoos Victoria does, or to adopt your own animal, visit http://www.zoo.org.au/get-involved/adopt-an-animal

What is the platypus?

Platypus are unique Australians.
While common in Eastern Australia most people will never see a platypus; as they only wake for early sunrise and sunset. To describe them, think of an animal with the bill of a duck, a tail of a beaver and the feet of an otter. Instead of giving birth to live young like most mammals, platypus lays eggs!

Threats to the platypus

Farming, damming, altered drainage, and chemical pollutants continue to degrade the habitat of platypus.

Would you like to meet a platypus?

Oceania Tours runs a unique Platypus tour where you can meet a platypus. We visit Healesville Sanctuary where guests can “wade with a platypus”. This is your only chance to get up close to our shy national treasure.

Read all about this unique platypus experience.

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Oceania’s new Aboriginal Melbourne Tour

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MEDIA RELEASE — August, 2015

Oceania’s new urban tour gives visitors a taste of Melbourne’s Aboriginal Heritage.

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Melbourne boasts a rich history with none more compelling than its Aboriginal Heritage. Starting in September, this new tour will provide visitors with an authentic, first-hand experience of the stories of the Koorie people.

Oceania Tours and Safaris, owned and operated by Sebastian Topet, is an expert small tour operator, running day tours and extended tours in Melbourne and Victoria. Oceania works predominantly in the US, UK, Italian, Spanish and German markets. Oceania has solid distribution partners in these markets and works closely with Tourism Victoria and other government bodies in the Marketing of its tours.

Increasing demand for Aboriginal experiences in Australia’s major cities has inspired Oceania Tours to create a tour to show visitors that there is more to Melbourne than the modern metropolis that we see today.

Beginning at the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, guests will experience a traditional smoking ceremony with an Indigenous Guide and discover how the native flora was used by the traditional owners of the land for food, tools and medicine.

Tradition gives way to modern indulgence as the tour heads to Charcoal Lane in the eclectic fashion and culinary hotspot Gertrude Street. Guests will experience a feast for the senses; touching, smelling and tasting a range of Aboriginal ingredients followed by lunch with a message; Charcoal Lane is a social enterprise that provides young Aboriginals with fresh opportunities in hospitality.

A visit the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum will provide an interactive learning experience about Victoria’s First Peoples and Melbourne’s Indigenous cultural heritage.

Finally, a day celebrating Melbourne’s Aboriginal significance would not be complete without a visit to Federation Square, now a striking modern public space but historically, a significant meeting place for the Kulin nation. Visitors will learn about our special square and have the opportunity to visit the brand new Koorie Heritage Trust Musuem.

The day tour is priced at AUD$209, is fully commissionable and will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays from September 2015 for a minimum of two passengers.

Full details can be found at: http://www.oceaniatours.com.au/wominjeka-welcome-to-melbourne/

Media contacts: Lauren Marquet, Tel: +61 433 095 211; Email: lauren.marquet@gmail.com or Sebastian Topet, Tel : 9499 5139; Email: stopet@oceaniatours.com.au


Viator’s Best Melbourne Tour Operator for 2014

Viator-AwardWe are very proud to announce that Oceania Tours and Safaris has been voted “Viator’s Best Melbourne Tour Operator for 2014”.


New Experience

New Vehicle

we have a beautiful new Land Rover for our tours

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Two day / one night Great Ocean Road tour with Great Ocean Eco Lodge experience

Oceania Tours & Safaris is very proud to be the exclusive personalised, private day and multi-day charter tours company working with one of the world’s best eco lodges (National Geographic Traveler), The Great Ocean Ecolodge.

Our private tours will now offer an experience where we enjoy the magnificent Great Ocean Road with the iconic Twelve Apostles but also learn about and support the work done by the Great Ocean Ecolodge and Conservation & Ecology Centre to protect this stunning landscape and its wildlife.

This partnership demonstrates our ambition to align with like-minded businesses to develop sustainable tourism opportunities, offering you the opportunity to be a part of conserving Australia’s unique beauty and biodiversity.

More about this tour.