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Forest & Wildlife Trips in Southeast Queensland, Australia - 1 Day

Forest & Wildlife Trips in Southeast Queensland, Australia

Wildlife Trips in Southeast Queensland

one-day wildlife trip to seek wild koalas (we also walk through the enclosure with koalas), lots of wild kangaroos, glow worms (in a night-into-day cave that was constructed to take the pressure off wild populations) rainforest (including canopy walk), eucalyptus forest, tea-tree wetland, waterfalls and a colony of large fruitbats all in one day, also seeing kookaburras, honeyeaters, lorikeets and other birds. Lace monitors and eastern water dragons are often seen during warm months.

Alternative Tour Name: Wildlife & Forests Trip
Day 1
Full Day Trip - Wildlife and forests

Leave Brisbane 9.00am to visit Daisy Hill, Tamborine Mountain,Canungra and Coombabah

Wildlife species expected to see:

Eastern grey kangaroo, Red-necked wallaby, swamp wallaby, Koala, Fruitbats, honeyeaters, kookaburras, lorikeets, ducks, eastern water dragons, lace monitors, Frogs – in captivity at Cedar Creek Glow Worms, Glow worms – thousands of larvae of fungus gnats, Butterflies, Forest trees and vines

What is included?

  • All travel, guiding and accommodation, three meals most days, lunch and dinner on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the final day, morning teas, snacks, large water containers for re-filling drink bottles

What is not included?

  • Internation Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol other than one drink pr lunch or dinner when in town, additional snacks, souvenirs
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 1  reviews
  1. wildlife eco tour
    Elise Winter19 Sep 2018







    My family and I had a wonderful day exploring the forests & wildlife of Queensland. We really enjoyed the passion and expertise of Rhonda and Darren. My kids also had a blast and it is an experience we'll never forget!! Thanks Rhonda!

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Why book with Araucaria Ecotours?

The birdwatching day-trip has been designed and usually led by a zoologist (Ronda) with several decades experience of research on bird ecology and behaviour in southeast Queensland and elsewhere in Australia. Our other main guide is Ronda’s son Darren, a keen amateur naturalist who has been exploring our forests for a lifetime and very knowledgable. While designed to maximise the number of species seen in a variety of habitats (from wetlands to rainforest) the focus is on birds as part of the ecosystem and how their behaviour reflects this, not on dashing from one bird to the next or finding obscure species for life-lists. Many of our guests do add substantially to their lifelists as well: it’s just not our major focus. We happily cater for novice birdwatchers, bird photographers and for general nature enthusiasts for whom birds are just part of the delight and fascination with wild areas. Although some of our guests request tours with no children (which we respect), we do encourage families on other days, and also lead child-focussed tours with various games included to help children (and their parents!) learn about our birds). We understand that not all bird-lovers are physically fit, and can easily adjust our tours to include as little walking as possible while still seeing many birds. We abide by environmental standards, which includes not only waste reduction, fuel efficiency etc. but also minimising our impact on the birds and other wildlife we find. Since our own research is on-going and we also add information to other databases, guests are very welcome to engage in a bit of citizen science along the way. Special interests can be catered for with advance notice. We have attended food safety courses and are even more strict than usual in hygiene since Covid-19, adopting social distancing, applying disinfectants to bus seats and handles between tours and always travel with hand sanitiser.

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1 Day

Price & Availability

AUD231 / per person
This tour is operated by: Araucaria Ecotours
4.96 based on 4 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • Daisy Hill State Forest, Tamborine Mountain (Cedar Creek Falls, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Cedar Creek Glow Worms), Coombabah (inland norther Gold Coast)
  • Available Daily
  • Full Day Trip
  • 1 ($50 surcharge) to 10
  • 8-10 hours
  • Leisurely
  • Yes
  • English (and some limited Spanish, French, Mandarin)
  • Brisbane Airport
  • Brisbane Airport