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Wildlife tours. Bird watching. Other nature tours.                                           Established Established 1996. Multi-award-winning 

        Araucaria Ecotours

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Day Tours  and  Multi-day Tours from Brisbane: details here!

Enjoy learning about our wildlife! We don't just name the animals we see, but aim to enhance your understanding of what is special about them (and also some we don't see), interesting aspects of their ecology, behaviour, evolutionary relationships, similarities and differences with animals in other world regions

(all our tours have achieved  advanced eco-certification)            

NEWS:

  1. Because of the devastating fires in 2019 we can no longer stay at Binna Burra on our three-day tour (although we hope to again in the future). The tour is still running, but with accommodation at O'Reilly's Raainforest Retreat or elsewhere in thr district
  2. Two special outback tours are planned for 2020 - one in late June and on in early September. Visit our outback page for details.


Our major focus is seeing and learning about wildlife in its natural habitat.

      • Look for wild platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, possums, fruitbats, forest birds,  wetland birds, reptiles, frogs, butterflies and other wildlife
      • Learn from wildlife experts about Australia's uniqueness, and the behaviour and ecology of our native animals
      • Travel to  forests, mountains, wetlands, beaches and outback
      • See rare and threatened native species in a wildlife park 
      • advanced
                          eco-accreditation See the Milky Way far from interference of city lights 
      • Stand under a magical 'starry sky' which is really a cave of glow worms
      • Taste wild foods, sample local wines
      • Tell us if you have any special needs and interests and we'll happily cater  for most.
      • Join special tours (watch for announcements) involving conservation projects and  ecological research and help add to databases on our regular tours
      • Come alone, as a couple or family or your special-interest or study group. All ages welcome
      • The Scenic Rim - just south of Brisbane with beautiful mountain streams, rainforest, kangaroos, bowerbirds and so much else
      • Other destinations: beaches and islands, outback, wetlands ...

Wildlife

      • Why is Australia's wildlife so different from other regions? We discuss this on our tours and the book given to guests on our wildlife overview tours
      • Seek and learn about our wildlife with research zoologist or experienced naturalist
      • The Scenic Rim (our main destination) is one of Australia's biodiversity hotspots, with kangaroos, koalas, gliding possums, platypus, bat colonies, lyrebirds, bowerbirds, a bird of paradise, cockatoos, pelicans, spoonbills, many other forest birds and waterbirds, many raptors, pythons, monitors, mover 40 frog species, many butterflies ...
      • No guarantee of sightings of any particular species, especially rare, shy or cryptic ones. but there are some we haven't missed yet!
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                      Grey kangaroo"Ronda and her son Darren were superb guides": see testimonials

Araucaria Ecotours is a member of Ecotourism Australia, Wildlife Tourism Australia, Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Brisbane Marketing and Destination Scenic Rim

We also run environmental consultancies, visits to our ecology centre and other services & products

Enjoy seeing and learning about our wildlife!

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