Custom tours - choose your own length,
style and activities
one-day, overnight to a week or more with
fully personalised itineraries See
from Brisbane, and usually for four to ten participants.
With sufficient advance notice for four or
more (or surcharge) can start from other
Please note: we need at least one month,
preferably more, to plan for most custom
tours, especially overnight ones
What would you
like on your holiday or study tour?
(You may like
to copy and paste the following into an
email, adding your own comments)
- one of our regular tours but with some
additions/modifications? e.g. 3-day wildlife
tour plus a day of snorkelling or
whale-watching and visiting an Aboriginal
museum, an extended outback tour, or a
bird-watching day-tour staying at Lamington
National Park instead of returning to Brisbane
- a totally different itinerary? If so, where
to? (not everything is possible, but many
- special interests? birdwatching? other
wildlife-viewing? geology? Aboriginal culture?
- visits to zoos or or wildlife parks as well
as seeking animals in the wild? ( although
wild is usually most satisfying, if you
are on a tight schedule and very keen to see a
platypus, koala, lungfish or other particular
species, or interested in rare, cryptic
or threatened wildlife, then viewing them in
good captive settings may \be the best way to
guarantee certain species in a short time)
- active hiking? gentle walks? rock-climbing?
horse-riding? canoeing? snorkelling?
whale-watching? just chilling out ...?
- luxury accommodation? budget or mid-range
accommodation? dormitory? camping? close to
- staying in a secluded area, away from the
crowds? or in an area with other couples or
- visiting particular places (Australia Zoo,
Lamington National Park, ...)?
- farm-stay? wining and dining? art?
interesting souvenirs? theme parks?
- what kind of habitats? forest? beach?
- natural settings for the whole tour or
combine wild experience with city, theme park
also let us know if you would like:
- a totally personalised tour with no other
guests joining your tour (this could add to
- other adults okay but no children
- shared facilities (e.g. in a 2-bedroom cabin
with shared bath) or private (single or
double) - this may also increase costs
- 'normal' hours (rise well after dawn,
breakfast before activities, lengthy
night-time meal) or if you prefer to vary
mealtimes etc. to maximise searches for
animals (early morning bird searches,
brief evening meal allowing time for longer
nocturnal searches). We still see animals both
ways, but generally see more by adjusting to
- starting and/or ending somewhere other than
Brisbane (this would also add to the cost)
- whether you require a larger vehicle for
your group (our usual vehicle is a 12-seater,
but some groups like to spread out a
bit), or (if going to remote areas away
from sealed roads) you mind sitting
sideways in a 4WD vehicle while getting there
(it's really not such a bad ride). We
can hire different vehicles at added
can take a bit of planning, so the earlier you
contact us the better.
NOTE: the true
outback takes about a day to reach, so a one-day
or two-day outback visit is not possible.
Remember to tell us
your special needs and
Sample of past
customised tours (also see conference
Brisbane to Sydney, with
rainforests, canoeing, horse-riding, beaches and
wildlife: for a group of scuba divers from Poland
heaths and Indigenous museum: group of travellers from
Agriculture and rainforest: for a group of farmers
from Kansas USA
Aboriginal culture and
wildlife: for a group of cultural ecology students
from San Francisco (the Aboriginal people involved
in this are unfortunately no longer there, but the
property still belongs to Indigenous people of the
same language group, and something may be possible
in the future)
Wildlife, Aboriginal culture, horse-riding, 4WD,
canoeing and whales: for a family from Taiwan