Margaret River Kangaroo Tour
Our Kangaroo Sunset Safari is the ultimate family-friendly tour – it’s light-hearted, there’s plenty of gorgeous animals and you’ll learn a bit of Margaret River history, too.
The tour takes place on part of the old family farm which I grew up on, it’s roughly half way between Margaret River town and the beach. We’re very fortunate that my grandfather (also Neil McLeod) bought this beautiful parcel of land back in 1902.
We see dozens of kangaroos
The property has rolling hills, Australian bush and kangaroos – hundreds of kangaroos! We’ve had Singaporeans nervously ask “Do you think we’ll see any kangaroos today?”, worried their kids will be disappointed.
We all hop aboard the red Bedford truck and drive through the paddocks until we see the roos – dozens, if not hundreds sometimes, of roos happily bounding about.
“An awesome experience for both kids and adults. We were able to see many wild kangaroos.” – Victor A, Tripadvisor
We drink billy tea and eat cake
We stop to meet the horses – we have five beautiful Arab and Quarter horses which I love to ride whenever I get the chance – before proceeding down to the creek. I make billy tea – an authentic Aussie brew – and we have a slice or two of homemade orange cake baked by my wife Coralie.
Billy tea is loose leaf tea boiled in a tin can over the camp fire. Coralie’s cake has become quite popular and she got so many requests for the recipe that she’s published it here – orange cake recipe.
“Not only was this beautiful tour very personal it was also extremely well done! Neil our guide was fun and full of amazing stories and facts! Seeing wild kangaroos on the property, then sitting down at sunset perched next to a beautiful pond to enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee as well as a slice of homemade cake! A truly special evening!” – David M, Tripadvisor
We see and smell the Australian bush
There’s beautiful eucalypt trees and Aussie bushland which we’ll walk through. During spring, until November, we see kangaroo paws (an unusual flower) and other wildflowers. The smell of the eucalyptus is quite distinct – and it’s so peaceful sitting by the creek having a chat and a cuppa.
Young kids love it
“Neil was absolutely fantastic and kept the kids involved the whole time”- Bigbirdbroxburn, Tripadvisor
Some people wonder if the tour is suitable for children, and the answer is yes, little kids love it. We regularly have toddlers and pre-schoolers join us, right up to teenagers and they love the horses and kangaroos. The roos are wild, so we don’t pat them, but we get up close and the kids are always safe.
We had a three year old girl on tour yesterday and she had a great time picking flowers and petting our horses. Coralie and I have four adult sons and four granddaughters and it’s a joy to have kids on tour!
“Neil McLeod’s kangaroo safari was perfect for a family with 4 kids ranging from teenagers to a 7 year old. Neil gave them a tour of the grounds in a great old 1962 truck, watching kangaroos jumping around and coming up close for some lovely photos.” – Cheryl0210, Tripadvisor
Adults love it
“My husband and I have been on the Kangaroo Sunset Safari twice now, once in 2012 with a grandparent and baby and more recently in 2015 with a toddler and baby. Obviously we enjoyed it or we wouldn’t have gone back”
I try to make the tour really personal, stopping and sharing stories I think you’ll find interesting. Whether you’re keen on Margaret River history or tips on where else to visit (Hamelin Bay to see the sting rays, Augusta for fish and chips on the river) I’m always happy to share.
Pair it with a day tour
The kangaroo sunset safari is a late afternoon/early evening tour, starting 2 hours before sunset. Lots of people pair it up with our Eat Drink Explore day tour, where you spend the day tasting coffee, wine, chocolate, olive oil and other delicious local things. We visit four wineries on that tour and swing by a beach too – it’s a great snapshot of the incredible Margaret River region.
Book your tours online or call us on 08 9757 2747.
About Us – Neil, Coralie, Lincoln and Jon
The McLeod family has a long history in Margaret River, settling in the region way back in 1902. Today we operate McLeod Tours from part of the old family farm that I grew up on, sharing the Margaret River experience with visitors from near and far. More about McLeod Tours