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        Tours depart from: Brisbane Transit Centre (Roma Street), or your city or south-side accommodation
 (other by arrangement)

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels


fruitbatSee and learn about Australian animals and their ecology and behaviour on this zoologist-designed tour from Brisbane with Araucaria Ecotours.

See wild kangaroos, wallabies, fruitbats, many birds and butterflies, and in warm months reptiles (mostly lizards, sometimes snakes or turtles). The kangaroos and wallabies are familiar with our vehicle,allowing for close approach and good photos.

Walk through a koala enclosure (no petting, but good close-up photo opportunities) : we also have a possibility of seeing wild ones when we go walking.

Walk to a waterfall in the forest and (safely) into the rainforest canopy, and walk also through eucalypt forest and tea-tree woodlands.

Visit a cave with glow worms Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee under the gum trees, a gourmet picnic lunch and an opportunity to sample some local wines (or enjoy a fruit juice if you don;t drink alcohol)

Your tour includes:


  • Travel (with expert commentary en route) to view kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife and forests
  • Entry to national parks,
  • Entry to SkyWalk (walk through the canopy of a rainforest)
  • Entry to Glow Worms cave
  • Wine tasting: up to 8 samples of local wine (glass of fruit juice for non-drinkers)
  • Morning tea under the gum trees
  • Gourmet picnic lunch (special diets catered for if advised in advance)
  • Information sheet on Australian wildlife
  • Fully-guided tour (mini-bus and gentle walks) with expert zoologist/naturalist guides
  • Child seat available for infant if needed

On this tour you will be traveling through both Greater Brisbane and the Scenic Rim

There are still large tracts of forest and wetlands that have been protected within the Greater Brisbane region, with many fine walking trails through a variety of habitats. Here live red-necked wallabies, swamp wallabies, koalas, possums, gliders, bandicoots, fruitbats, microbats, brush turkeys, cockatoos, eagles, kookaburras, spoonbills, stilts, goannas, pythons, frogs ..... The surprisingly informative little book Wildlife of Greater Brisbane is a celebration of this diversity and a guide to identification of many of the wonderful creatures that live here.

The Scenic Rim is part of the mountainous country of southeast Queensland formed by ancient volcanoes and now harbouring one of the richness diversities of animal and plant species in Australia.

No guarantee of any wildlife species on any particular day in the wild (but we almost never fail to see wild kangaroos, wallabies, fruitbats and a variety of birds), or of ideal weather at any time of year, and reptiles are not active in the colder months. Route may be changed slightly in times of inclement weather or road closures.
Kangaroo and joey at Kooralbyn
                      at Daisy Hill Koala Centre
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 red-necked wallaby and joey at Daisy Hill Daisy Hill Koala Centre Cedar Creek Falls glow
                          worms (sketch) picnic

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