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.

Contact Info

Bushwacker Ecotours: 1300 559 355


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