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A career in wildlife tourism?

Interested in becoming a wildlife tour guide? Starting a wildlife tourism business? Working at an eco-lodge and wanting to increase wildlife interpretation?

"Wildlife Tourism: A Handbook for Guides, Tour Operators, Job-seekers and Business Start-ups" will take you through:

  • qualities needed in a wildlife tour guide
  • wildlife skills:  finding, viewing and learning about the animals in your area etc.
  • people skills: keeping your guests happy, interpreting widlife, networking, conflicts etc.
  • financial, legal, and health & safety considerations

You can buy the Kindle edition online here:

You can also buy the pdf directly from us ($4.00Aus) or a printed copy ($29.00 + postage) : use the Contact Us form
Wildlife Tourism book

  • Fauna surveys and other environmental consultancies
  • Interpretive computer programs, videos and written materials
  • Musical composition and performances

Wildlife book

The custom-written document "Australian Wildlife' by Ronda Green is given free to each of our guests on 3-day wildlife tours or wildlife weekends, but is also available to other guests for $16.50, or purchased through us for $19.80 including postage and handling costs ($22.00AUS if sending overseas).

The book takes you through
  • the main groups of Australia's mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs of Australia, with some handy tips for remembering these groups
  • a sample of  fish, invertebrates and plant groups of Australia
  • notes on what is different between Australian wildlife and faunas of other world regions
  • ecological needs of wildlife
  • a brief history of Australia over the past 5 million years.
The book is also available at a number of information centres around the Scenic Rim and the Tweed valley.

Add $3.30 and also receive:
  • a puzzle booklet based on the contents of the wildlife book, designed to let you have some fun, test your memory, and digest what you have been learning from the book - includes crossword puzzle, anagrams, deductive logic and other puzzles
  • a check sheet of fauna you might see in your travels
Australian WIldlife book


The Araucaria team is available for:
  • fauna surveys - search for mammals, birds, reptiles frogs and other fauna, appraisal of habitat and advice on conservation management, planting for wildlife etc. Full written report.
  • interpretive materials for nature tourism and education centres - written material, signs, computer programs, children's nature games etc.
  • music compsition for video background, special events etc.

Darren sets an Ellliot
                      trap, to capture small mammals for identification
                      and release

Wildlife Tourism Course

We are planning online and face-topface courses based on the above book on wildlife tourism. Let us know if you are interested