Wildlife tours around Brisbane
Araucaria Ecotours, based in Rathdowney, runs birdwatching and other wildlife tours of one to three days in and around the Brisbane area. The highly educational eco-accredited tours are designed, and usually run, by a research zoologist.
Bushwacker Ecotours is also eco-accredited and focuses on one- and two-day trips from Brisbane into surrounding islands or areas of rainforest, such as Lamington National Park, Springbrook, Fraser Island and Moreton Island. Most of the guides have a background in environmental science or research.
Ferryman Cruises runs wildlife cruises around Bribie Island and Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. A carbon-negative business, it has a strong environmental policy and contributes time and resources to Clean Up Australia Day.
During a night-spotlighting tour at Redlands Indigiscapes at Capalaba you have a reasonable chance of seeing koalas, possums and other wildlife. The tours run in school holidays – there are bushfood tours then as well – but at all times you are free to explore the 14.5-hectare site brimming with native plants and a kilometre of walking tracks, and a cafe.
Bushwacker Ecotours: 1300 559 355comments powered by Disqus