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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:

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Enjoy learning about our wildlife! We don't just name the animals we see, but aim to enhance your understanding of  their ecology, behaviour, evolutionary relationships, similarities and differences with animals in other world regions, and conservation issues, and provide a framework of our wildlife groups to fit all this into.

(all our tours have achieved  advanced eco-certification)                                                               

NEWS:

  1. Coronavirus has caused us to close down our tours. We will re-open in April 2021.
  2. Tours in  2021 will be designed more for Australian residents (including seniors) than internationals. Stay tuned for details
  3. We will soon start taking international bookings for 2022 - deposit returned if flights are still impossible then due to Covid.

Our major focus is seeing and learning about wildlife in its natural habitat.
Some of the experiences you may like to have with u s include;

      • Looking for wild platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, possums, fruitbats, forest birds,  wetland birds, reptiles, frogs, butterflies and other wildlife
      • Learning from wildlife experts about Australia's uniqueness, and the behaviour and ecology of our native animals
      • Traveling to  forests, mountains, wetlands, beaches and outback habitats
      • Visiting a well-run wildlife park to see rare and threatened native species not easy to find in the wild
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                          eco-accreditation Seeing the Milky Way shining brilliantly, far from interference of city lights 
      • Standing under a magical 'starry sky' which is really a cave of glow worms
      • Tasting wild foods, sample local wines, as well as enjoying delicious and hearty meals
      • Joining special tours (watch for announcements) involving conservation projects and  ecological research and help add to databases on our regular tours
Tell us if you have any special needs and interests and we'll happily cater  for most.
Come alone, as a couple or family or your special-interest or study group.
All ages and fitness levels welcome
      • The Scenic Rim - just south of Brisbane with beautiful mountain streams, rainforest, bushland, kangaroos, koalas, great birdlife and so much else
      • Destinations outside the Scenic Rim: quiet beaches lined with woodlands instead of buildings, islands near Brisbane with a variety of habitats, semi-arid outback woodlaands, wetlands with abundant birdlife ...

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      • Why is Australia's wildlife so different from other regions? Deepen your understanding from discussions as we travel, and from Ronda Green's book "Understanding Australia's Wildlife."
      • See and learn about birds, mammals and other 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, over 40 frog species, many butterflies ... also many habitat types
      • 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 (recognised as a Geen Leader, and in Hall of Fame), Wildlife Tourism Australia (Arauaria proprietor is currently chair), Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Brisbane Marketing and Destination Scenic Rim

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

Enjoy seeing and learning about our wildlife!

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