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Ecotourism Ausralia

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All our regular tours have achieved advanced eco-certification


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        Araucaria Ecotours

                  Enjoy seeing and learning about our wildlife!

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Standard tours

DAY-TRIPS: Bird-watching, Wildlife and Forests, Coochiemudlo Island, Custom
MULTI-DAY: Wildlife Overview Tours, Outback Widlife Tour, Custom

Specials for  seniors 2021 and 2022

Mountain escape for Seniors, Introduction to Birdwatching  (both 3d2n)
Also see summary of tours on our blog

Most tours depart from Brisbane city or southside       

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  1. Coronavirus  caused us to close down our tours for a while, but we have now re-opened for travelers within Australia
  2. We are ready to take international bookings for late 2022 and 2023
  3. Deposits will be returned if travel is impossible due to Covid lockdown. (or, if your prefer, a new date set)

      • Eastern Grey kangaroo

        Look for wild platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, possums, fruitbats, forest birds,  wetland birds, reptiles, frogs, butterflies and other wildlife in their native haitats
      • Learn from wildlife experts about the behaviour and ecology of our native animals, and what makes us so different from other regions
      • Travel to  forests, mountains, wetlands, beaches and outback habitats
      • Visit a well-run wildlife park to see rare and threatened native species not easy to find in the wild and animals that don't live in southeast Queensland
      • See the Milky Way in all its briliance, far from city lights 
      • Stand under a magical 'starry sky' which is really a cave of glow worms
      • Taste wild foods, sample local wines, and enjoy delicious and hearty meals
      • Join citizen science and conservation projects
Tell us if you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, mobility) and interests and we'll happily cater  for most.

Come alone, as a couple or family or your special-interest or study group.

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All ages
and fitness levels welcome

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      • The Scenic Rim - just south of Brisbane, one of Australia's biodiversity hotspots, with many wildlife species both famous and little-known - also beautiful mountain scenery, rainforest, eucalypt forests, clear mountain streams and waterfalls.
      • Quiet beaches lined with woodlands
      • Outback woodlands: red kangaroos, outback reptiles and visits to birding hotspots
      • Wetlands with abundant birdlife


      • Why is Australia's wildlife so different from other regions? Deepen your understanding from discussions as we travel, and from Dr Ronda Green's book "Understanding Australia's Wildlife" (receive a free copy either paperback or on flashdrive if joining a Wildlife Overview tour )
      • See and learn about birds, mammals and other wildlife with research zoologist or experienced naturalists
      • The Scenic Rim harbours  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 would be very surprised to miss out on.
"Ronda and her son Darren were superb guides": see testimonials

Araucaria Ecotours is a member of Ecotourism Australia (and now recognised as a Geen Leader, and in Hall of Fame), Wildlife Tourism Australia (Arauaria proprietor Dr Ronda Green 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!