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Conference tours from Brisbane or Gold Coast

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Conference organizers, we can provide:

Pre-conference tours: half-day, full-day or multi-day
Mid-conference half-day or full-day tours for delegates or their partners
Post-conference tours: half-day, full-day or multi-day

Our specialty is in small group tours seeking wildlife in natural surrounds, but we can vary this to include various activities and venues

island tour

Usual group size: up to 10. We can however handle larger groups on request with sufficient notice, and have in fact taken up to 50 on a conference day-tour and up to 17 on a multi-day post-conference tour

Standard tours             Customized tours         Samples of previous conference tours

Proprietor Ronda Green has attended many conference over the years in several countries, and has a good understanding of what is needed for conference tours, especially those of an ecological, biological or ecotourism nature

Standard tours           

Day tours: wildlife-viewing, birdwatching, bushwalking, island, glow worms

Multi-day tours: Australian wildlife overview (3 days), Bunya Mountains (2 days), outback (6 days)


Customized tours        

We can do a variation on any of the above, or something completely different, sometimes in association with other operations (which we will happily organize)

Tell us the probable interests of your delegates:

wildlife-viewing in the wild
relaxing in natural surroundings
Aboriginal culture
wildlife parks
glow worms
any other interests

horse-riding in the Tweed

 Also tell us the length of desired tour and the dates and theme of your conference.
The more notice we have the better so that we can plan to satisfy everyone.
Please also see our section on customized tours

Samples of previous conference tours

In addition to formal conference tours, we have often taken guests on tour who have booked directly with us for tours before or after confrences they are attending in Brisbane

Pre-conference day-tour for the 5th International Frugivory and Seed Dispersal Symposium/Workshop 2005

About 50 of the fok from this symposium were taken in two hired buses for a day-tour before the week's symposium.
Frugivory symposium

flight of the fruitbatsWe first visited Cedar Creek Estate, where we were divded into smaller groups, some visiting the glow worm caves while others tasted wine, cheese and various snacks or wandered through the gardens, until everyone had been through the glow worm cave.

Splitting into four groups we then explored the rainforests of Mount Tamborine and had a light meal before heading back to Brisbane in time to watch several hundreds of thousands of fruitbats leaving their roost trees and flying off for their nightly foraging (picture right).

The experience was especially good for those from overseas who had not seen Australian ecosystems before, so they could visualize the forests, birds and bats they later heard about in talks during the symposium.

Post-conference 3-day wildlife tour for 5th International Frugivory and Seed Dispersal Symposium/Workshop 2005

watching dolphinsEleven delegates from the same Symposium joined us for a post-conference 3-day wildlife tour.
We followed the usual route of the three-day wildlife overview tour, but were able to talk in mor depth about the ecology of the animals and plants encountered, especially those involved in frugivory/dispersal interactions.
Nationalities included Spanish, Russian, Germab, Chinese (mainland China), Taiwanese, Indian and Soyth African. Two delegates 9American and British) joined us for a similar pre-conference tour.
watching wild kangaroos
The pictures show delegates watching dolphins (left) and kangaroos (right).

Comments from dlegates included "I never expected to see so many species",  "I 'd love to come to your lectures if you still do any teaching" and "I saw it! I saw it! I saw it!" after spotting a wild platypus.

Post-conference 3-day wildlife tour for Intecol conference, Brisbane 2009

We took 17 delegates from the international ecology conference Inetecol, Brisbane 2009, on one of our standard 3-day wildlife tours. Nationalities included Argentinian, Canadian, British, Finnish, French, German, Israeli, Japanese and Thai.
Comments included: " I appreciate your extreme dediation and kindness, and the natural way you have to convey your broad knowledge and experience," "very entertaining and interesting tour", "
"it was a great time on your excursion."

Intecol group in the rainforest  Intecol group at Fingal Intecol group birdwatching Intecol group at lunch

See also our 'custom tours' page for examples of tours for other groups we have taken on customized tours, involving horse-riding,canoing, Aboriginal culture, agriculture, theme parks and more.