KANGAROO TOURS ARE BACK ON SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER 2020, RUNNING DAILY 11:00* AM TO 5:00 PM
*(from 12:00 pm Jan 1st only )
About our Kangaroo Tours
Our ‘Kangaroo Tours’ are run almost entirely by volunteer members of Anglesea Golf Club. You’ll experience a unique chance to see some of our resident kangaroo population of around 300 Eastern Grey Kangaroos, who live in family groups or ‘mobs’. Kangaroos are usually most active from late afternoon until early morning, resting in the shade of trees and shrubs during the day. Kangaroos are marsupials and grazing animals, so they love to eat grass, young shoots, heath plants and trees. Which are all in abundance on our course.
Post-graduate students and academic staff from Melbourne University’s Zoology have conducted a research program since 2004 on the ecology and management of Anglesea’s Eastern Grey kangaroos. Marking individual kangaroos means that they can be followed throughout their life cycle. Collars and ear tags allow researchers to monitor kangaroo movement, growth, survival and reproduction.
Current Covid-19 Protocols for Tour Guests
On arrival into the clubhouse, guests are required to sanitise hands and check in via QR code using their smartphone. They can then purchase tickets at the Bar and make themselves comfortable in the clubhouse. Maximum seating allowed is for 10 passengers only. All passengers are required to wear a mask while on tour.
For the safety of guests, we advise that on total fire ban days, strong winds, or when temperatures reach 37 degrees Celsius, the Club reserves the right to cancel tours. Pre-booked tours will be refunded.
For the safety of guests, please follow your Driver’s instructions before, during and after the tour. Our golf course can be a dangerous place when golfers are playing. Your tour driver will also give you advice on how close to get to kangaroos, managing children and noise levels. Kangaroos are very social animals, but it’s important to remember that they can also be quite aggressive if they feel threatened.