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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 30 Sep 2016

30 Sep 2016 to 31 Dec 2017

Day tours (all include lunch and refreshments)

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

Australian Wildlife and Forests
$198..00 $118.00

Glow Worms, rainforest and wine

Custom tours

Longer tours


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, autumn & sprig, 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)

Custom tours (including a variation on the above or something completely different)

A note on prices

Darren with guestsFingalWe specialise 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.

Dates of travel

The 3-day wildlife overview tour runs Wednesdays to Fridays throughout the year except for the Christmas - New Year week (no tours: to avoid Christmas traffic and venue crowds or closures) and the week before Easter (we run Tuesday to Thursday to avoid Easter traffic and venue crowds or closures).  We can sometimes also slip in an extra Sunday to Tuesday tour if you give us ample notice.

The outback tour runs only four times a year - maximum of twice in autumn and twice in spring (summer is very hot, and reptiles are not active in winter). Let us know well in advance if you'd like to join one.

Day-tours and weekend tours run throughout the year except Christmas - New Year and the Easter break, when venues tend to be very crowded.  Day-tours mostly run on weekends, Mondays or Tuesdays, but are possible on other days.

Custom tours can be run at almost any time with ample 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 see our 'contact' page

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                                        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.