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Small-group educational wildlife tours from Brisbane,

Nature activitiess in the Scenic Rim (Southeast Queensland)

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Araucaria Ecotours

                    Established 1997                      

Most tours depart from Brisbane

TOURS: Birding and other day-tours, Multi day Tours, Custom tours

                             Enjoy seeing, learning about and helping wildlife!                           


   Enjoy on our tours:

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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 (including canopy), mountains, wetlands, beaches and outback
      • Visiting conservation-focused wildlife parks to see rare and threatened species
      • Seeing a brilliant Milky Way, far from city lights
      • Viewing a magical 'starry sky' of glow worms
      • Local foods and wines, and flavours from our native forests
      • Joining citizen science and conservation projects
      • Safe, comfortable travel

  Nature education activities

  • 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
  • Hire us to conduct activities in other locatons (talks, excursions, nature games, fauna surveys)

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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, variety of forests

       Wetlands with abundant birdlife in Greater Brisbane and further afield

       Quiet beaches edged with woodland, away from crowds

       The true outback: red sands, red kangaroos, emus, mulga woodlands ...


     The Scenic Rim is part of the region with the third highest biodiversity in Australia

      Many species, large and small, famous and little-known, including:
      kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, other marsupials, platypus, fruit
lyrebirds, bowerbirds, cockatoos, spoonbills, raptors, many other
      birds, pythons, monitor lizards, frogs, butterflies, glow worms and
      many more ... plus many plants and colourful fungi
      (No guarantees of particular species  on any particular day)

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Enjoy seeing, learning about and helping our wildlife!