Relax and unwind where good food and drink and welcoming rural hospitality reside in a naturally beautiful environment.
Go wild and explore arts and heritage, local attractions, nature and wildlife, Aboriginal culture and adventure all year round.
Slow down and enjoy genuine country hospitality from camping to cabins and five-star retreats in stunning surrounds.
Have an eventful time in the Scenic Rim with our year-round calendar of festivals, shows, races and events.
Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Extended, Full Day, Nature and wildlife, Walking and Biking Tours
Araucaria Ecotours offers quality wildlife experiences designed by a research ecologist with PhD in zoology and long experience in enjoyable educational presentations and excursions for all ages.
Wildlife experts take small-group tours (usually from Brisbane) to mountains, rainforests, bushland, wetlands, beaches and genuine outback habitats to seek kangaroos, koalas, birds, reptiles, frogs and other wildlife and enhance understanding of their ecology and what makes our wildlife different from other regions.
Day tours include wildlife-viewing (kangaroos, birds etc.), bird-watching (novice to experienced) and an island with quiet sandy beaches, mangroves and coastal forests.
A 3-day wildlife overview tour introduces Australia’s major groups of wildlife and ecosystems while viewing many species in a variety of habitats.
Outback tours are run in Spring and Autumn
Custom tours (day-trip or multi-day) are possible.
All ages and fitness levels are welcome on most tours. Walking is gentle, with emphasis on viewing, learning and photography. Seniors, families, students and special interest groups are happily catered for. Special diets can be accommodated.
Weekend nature activities are for families, groups or individuals and include games, arts and crafts and introduction to pursuits such as birdwatching, plant identification and basic ecology.
All regular tours have advanced eco-certification. The proprietors contribute to various wildlife conservation and research projects, Guests sometimes have an opportunity to be citizen scientists or conservation volunteers.
Extend your stay
Cottages, Retreat and Lodges
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Experience local produce
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Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Customised
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Cultural and Theme Tours, Customised, Full Day, Half Day or Less, Nature and wildlife
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We are proud of our diverse communities within the region. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the many lands within the Scenic Rim - the Mununjali in the Centre, the Wangerriburra to the East, the Ugarapul to the West, and all those of the Yugambeh and Jagera language groups. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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