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Prices to 31 September 2016

A note on prices        Dates of travel     How to book

Prices are per person, in Australian dollars and include GST

Children's prices are to age 16 if accompanied by an adult

to 31 March 2017

31 Mar 2017 to 31 Mar 2018
Adult
Child


Day tours (all include lunch and refreshments)





Bird watching (see note on children on birdwatching tours)
$176.00
$99.00 TBA
TBA
Coochiemudlo Island
$154.00 $88.00

Australian Wildlife and Forests
$198..00 $118.00

Glow Worms, rainforest and wine
$176.00
$110.00

Custom tours
POA







Longer tours


  pp



Australian Wildlife Overview (3 days, 2 nights, Wed-Friday, all-inclusive):
Adult Child

camping (tents, seeping bags etc. provided by Araucaria)
$484.00 $308.00

family room (sharing with others)
$594.00 $396.00

family room (for sole use of two persons)
$715.00 $660.00

          family room (for sole use of one  person) $735.00 n/a


          private double room (can be converted to twin), 2 sharing
$704.00 $440.00

private double room, solo occupancy, 
$735.00 n/a


Outback tour (6 days 5 nights or 8 days 7 nights, autumn & spring, all-inclusive)
$1650.00 $1067.00

Bunya Mountains tour (2 days 1 night, all-inclusive, shared cabin)
$550.00 $352.00

Nature study weekend (self-drive, self-cater): bird identification an behaviour, ecology of local wildlife, introduction to identifying local plants, children's activities TBA
POA



Custom tours (including a variation on the above or something completely different): usually or groups of 4 - 8, with at least 1 month's notice or a one-day tour or 3 months' notice for a longer tour. 
POA








A note on prices

Darren with guestsFingalWe specialize in small-group tours with high-quality guiding in natural areas.  Companies that take large groups can spread the travel cost  over more  passengers  and so charge less, but we can walk more quietly in the forest, listen to your questions and cater to your special interests and needs.
It costs us just as much in time and fuel to run a one-person tour as an 8-person tour.  We don't cancel a tour if you do turn out to be the only one on a tour, but do then charge an additional $50.00/day.  

Dates of travel

We do not run tours in the Christmas - New Year period (23 Dec to 2 Jan) and the Easter break, when venues tend to be either closed or very crowded and traffic is heavy (sometimes crazy!).

The 3-day wildlife overview tour runs Wednesdays to Fridays throughout the year. except for the Christmas - New Year period and the week before Easter (when we run them from Tuesday to Thursday instead).  We can sometimes also slip in an extra Sunday to Tuesday tour if you give us ample notice.

The outback tour runs a maximum of four times a year - up to twice in autumn and twice in spring (summer is very hot, and reptiles are not active in winter). Dates vary from year to year based on demand and availability. Let us know well in advance if you'd like to join us (you may be able to name your date if far enough in advance).

Day-tours run throughout the year, mostly on weekends, Mondays or Tuesdays, but are possible on other days.

Custom tours can be run at almost any time with sufficient notice.


Booking a tour

A deposit of 10% of the tour price or $50.00 Australian (whichever is highest) is required at time of booking, and can be paid by credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or electronic transfer.
Cancellation: the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 14 days prior to the departure date of the tour.
To book please email us or see our 'contact' page


tour vehicle and
                                        young travelerChildren of all ages are very welcome on most of our tours. We generally don't take the very young  on birding tours that include other birding guests, as some find it very difficult to be quiet enough. However, we are very happy to take families on birding tours if the children  are interested and able to talk quietly, and our other guests for the day are okay with this.

Some children are very fit and love walking, but some are not  accustomed to much exercise and tire very quickly - please let us know before the tour the relative fitness of your children so we can plan accordingly.