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Araucaria Ecotours

Southern Queensland: Most tours depart from Brisbane
Established 1997

Day Tours        Multi day Tours      Small groups      Special interests catered for

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                                Note: proof of Covid vaccination required at time of booking

                      Enjoy seeing, learning about and helping our wildlife                           



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      • Seeking wild platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, possums, fruitbats, forest birds,  wetland birds, reptiles, frogs, butterflies and other wildlife
      •  Learning from wildlife experts about the behaviour and ecology of our native animals

      • Traveling to  forests, mountains, wetlands, beaches and outback habitats
      • Visiting conservation-focused wildlife parks to see rare and threatened species
      • Seeing a brilliant Milky Way, far from city lights or standing under a magical 'starry sky' which is really a cave of glow worms
      • Local foods and wines, and tasting some flavours from our native forests
      • Joining in or observing citizen science and conservation projects
      • Safe, comfortable travel

 Nature education weekends

  • Introduction to bird-watching and bird behaviour, the natural history of Southeast Queensland (especially the Scenic Rim) or local plant identification (all ages, mostly from 12 to 80's plus)
  • Children's nature-education games, arts and crafts, and nature observation walks (mostly for ages 5-12)
  • How to be a field ecologist (mostly for ages 12-16)
  • Come for the day, spend the weekend camping next to the Araucaria property, or stay in one of them many accommodation options in the Scenic Rim
  • Details of nature education weekends here

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Day tours - bird-watching; wildlife-viewing; gentle island walk

Multi-day: 3-day introduction to Australia's wildlife; 3-day birding for beginners; 3-day seniors special escape to the mountains; 8-day outback; special citizen science tours

Custom tours: contact us for possibilities

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  Where we travel


       The Scenic Rim: rich in wildlife, wonderful mountain scenery

       Wetlands with abundant birdlife

       Quiet beaches, edged with woodland, away from crowds

       The true outback: red sands, red kangaroos ...


         kangaroos, koalas, platypus, bat colonies ....
bowerbirds, cockatoos, spoonbills,
        pythons, monitors, frogs, many butterflies ...

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        No guarantees of particular species on any particular day

Enjoy seeing and learning about our wildlife!