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After Dark Nature Tours - CLOSED

Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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I found this when looking for things to do in Sydney. As luck would have it, it was in Manly (where... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2013
Lizzie D
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London, United Kingdom
Highly Recommended!!! A True Hidden Gem on the Northern Beaches

My partner and I undertook the tour recently one fantastic Saturday evening in August. Jess... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2013
Travela2U
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Sydney, Australia
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Seeking a completely unique experience? After Dark Nature Tours in Manly uses NIGHT VISION GOGGLES to give people an unforgettable and completely different opportunity to experience Australia's wonderful nocturnal wildlife in its own environment. Set in one of Sydney's most beautiful locations you'll be equipped with your own personal set of NIGHT VISION GOGGLES so you can see owls, bandicoots, possums, echidnas and much more up close and personal.Let your guide take you to another world around Manly, Shelly Beach and through the rare Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub bushland of North Head. All while you experience local animals coming alive at night whilst you marvel at the beauty of the bush under starlight. Your guide will take you to a special place where you can sample home made roasted wattle seed scones with bush jams. While you sipping on locally sourced bush teas, learn about the area's cultural significance to the traditional Kay-Ye-My Aboriginal people who occupied the area now known as Manly. Discover the true indigenous origins of surfing and learn about Manly's rich surfing history. It's a great way to discover the Natural, European and Aboriginal cultural history of the area first hand. Perfect for the family or those wanting something a unique and different experience.Choose from three tours; The Sunset Tour, The Night Wonders Tour or a Galaxy Tour which is tailored to meet the needs and wishes for groups and functions.All Tours are lead by experienced and qualified guides.
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11 Jun 2014
“Great to do with friends”
5 May 2014
“Great night tour- Jess is awesome!”
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Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

I found this when looking for things to do in Sydney. As luck would have it, it was in Manly (where I was staying with my friends), so I checked with them, and they had never heard of it, but thought it sounded good, so...More

2  Thank Lizzie D
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

My partner and I undertook the tour recently one fantastic Saturday evening in August. Jess prepared us for the night with excellent sound equipment and the use of NVG's which was a great way to interact with the night flora and fauna in their natural...More

2  Thank Travela2U
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

If you're looking for something new to do on your Friday night, check this out! Jess is a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. His night vision is awesome, but don't worry if yours isn't as you'll be kitted out with night vision goggles! My wife...More

1  Thank MrFellowes
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I did this tour on Saturday evening with some friends and had a fantastic time. The novelty of using night vision goggles didn't wear off at all and the ongoing commentary about the relevant flora and fauna we passed by was excellent. Although it wasn’t...More

1  Thank Iain D
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Jess was an incredibly knowledgeable and interesting guide. His passion for local wildlife and history was infectious, as well as impressive. It was great fun to use the night vision goggles. We also got to see a good variety of animals: bandicoots, possums and bats....More

2  Thank Syd_ChrisLeigh
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Walking around beautiful Shelley Beach and North Head, Manly at night is always great, but having an experienced LOCAL guide and night vision goggles made it an even better experience. Jess had so much knowledge of the plants and animals of this area and his...More

2  Thank SimmoGO
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Jess did a magnificent job of combining local history, aboriginal history, a nature walk,night goggles and supper based on indigenous products. We live locally but this trip is just as wonderful for locals and tourists. Not only that but he remembers everyone's name in the...More

2  Thank passionfruitpositano
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

My boyfriend and I decided to do this tour on Saturday night and had such a great time. Completely different way to see Australia's nocturnal side and learn about the local culture from Jess. It's so great to hear about the history of the surroundings...More

2  Thank Meggyc
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

My boyfriend and I went on the tour (we live locally so it felt a bit strange at first being tourists for the night!) back in April and both really enjoyed it. We saw lots of different animals and it was definitely a fun experience...More

3  Thank poshw5
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time on this tour. The night vision goggles really give you different aspect on the animals as they are less intrusive than torches or spotlights - and the animals seemed really relaxed around us. Jess's knowledge of the...More

3  Thank mishyb_85
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