Brisbane Nature Tours
55 Dunne Street, Brighton, Queensland 4017
Green Falls D'Aguilar National Park
D'Aguilar National Park
Brown Lake North Stradbroke Island
Eastern Osprey with a catch at the Gorge Walk
Humpback Whale at the Gorge Walk
Koala with Joey Point Lookout
On the road with amazing views
Time for a cuppa
Brisbane Nature Tours offers a diverse range of tours in small and personalised groups. Your guide, Anita, loves to share her extensive knowledge and passion for the environment. You will get the chance to connect with the beautiful nature around you and see the natural world differently.
With tours ranging from tropical rainforests to native wildlife habitats, mangrove forests to sand islands, Brisbane Nature Tours has something for every age, taste, and fitness level. All tours include enough time at stopovers to admire and photograph the environment and its unique inhabitants.
Majestic trees, wallabies, and a variety of birdlife are highlights of the Maiala Rainforest Tour. On the North Stradbroke Island Tour, migrating whales can be spotted from June to October, along with dolphins and turtles all year round. The island enjoys spectacular ocean views and has a rich history. It is home to many talented artists, a few of which we will visit. Brisbane Nature Tours offers the Mount Glorious to Mount Mee Car Tour with short and easy walks to lookouts for less mobile nature lovers. Enjoy being driven in an air-conditioned car and experience rainforest to open farmland views and a visit to a local winery. The Kangaroos, Mangroves, and Ocean Tour visits natural habitats of kangaroos, land and sea birds, and mangrove forests, and the beach.
Tours & Rates
Bellthorpe Rainforest Tour
If you like to explore the rainforest without the crowds, this tour is made for you. Bellthorpe Stays is 400 private acres high in the hills of the hinterland at Bellthorpe.
The property has numerous walking tracks, waterfalls, a great variety of birds and wildlife. Normally, day visitors are not permitted, but Brisbane Nature Tours have secured private access to enjoy the property for the morning.
We will walk the Rainforest Track with its strangler figs, tall buttress trees, vines, and tree ferns. The birdlife is abundant at Bellthorpe Stays. We will see or hear the Regent Bowerbird, Wompoo Fruit-Dove, Catbird, Noisy Pitta, Riflebird, Rose Crowne Fruit Dove, King Parrot, but also many other smaller birds like Honey Eaters.
Meeting the wildlife is by chance, but usually, the prospects are good. Wildlife such as the Richmond Birdwing butterfly, Marbled Frogmouth, Giant Barred Frog, Wallaby, Koala, Echidna, Land Mullet, and the Goanna can be found on the property.
After a cuppa at the Resource Centre, we will head up to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve where we will enjoy lunch at the café.
After lunch, we will visit the Visitor Information Centre and go for a short rainforest walk in the Reserve.
The price is $150 per person
Kangaroos, Mangroves and the Ocean
This tour takes you to several different natural habitats with the chance to observe land and sea birds, mangroves, and kangaroos.
You'll start with the observation of a mob of Kangaroos from a safe distance. With births occurring year-round, you can observe the young ones in their mother’s pouches or staying close by.
A short mangrove walk follows, where you can observe a variety of waders, waterbirds, and aerial birds. You might also spot some perching birds, both large and small.
Then drive to an environmental center with several bird lookouts on-site and nearby.
Continuing our tour, we drive across one of the longest bridges in Australia, the Houghton Highway, with its glorious views of The Glasshouse Mountains.
There are two more mangrove lookouts on the way to the HMQS Gayundah shipwreck at Woody Point. The Gayundah was deliberately beached in the 1950s to act as a breakwater.
Driving further, we stop to admire the spectacular view across to Moreton Island. You'll also make time to dip your toes in the water and do some beachcombing.
The tour finishes at the Scarborough Boat Harbour, where you will have the opportunity to buy fresh seafood at the legendary Morgans.
The tour is $100 per person
Maiala Rainforest Tour
After pick up from your accommodation, they drive up to Mount Glorious. The winding road to the Maiala walking track goes through the subtropical rainforest of the D’Aguilar National Park.
The tour will show you flora and fauna of a subtropical rainforest with its majestic trees and beautiful canopy. The characteristic calls of the Whipbird, Catbird, and Woompo Dove will help you to spot them. Besides the countless little birds, you might be lucky to see skinks, Land Mullets or Lace Monitors.
A smaller member of the kangaroo family called Pademelon lives in Maiala as well. They are often seen close to the walking track.
The track is around five kilometres long, and it will take about three hours, giving you plenty of time to learn about the area or take photos of your favourite spots.
You will have lunch and refreshments at the beautiful picnic area. After lunch, you will take a short walk on the mountain's western side with its stunning lookouts.
Note: You can book a guided tour without the drop-off and pick-up. This starts from the Maiala car park.
Mount Glorious to Mount Mee Car Tour
The Mount Glorious to Mount Mee Car Tour is perfect for less mobile nature lovers. You will enjoy beautiful views from the comfort of the car and easy walks to lookouts.
After pick up, they drive to the subtropical rainforest in D’Aguilar National Park, visiting two lookouts: The Western Window and the Wivenhoe Outlook.
Then drive to the Somerset Dam through typical remote farming land with wide-open views over long stretches of grassland. At Somerset Dam, we will break for lunch while enjoying the views over the water.
The next part of the tour takes you via Kilcoy to Mount Archer, visiting the Woongooroo Estate for an optional wine tasting.
The drive from the winery to Mount Mee takes you on small roads through lush green hills and open grassland with cattle and beautiful old trees.
At Mount Mee, visit the final lookout with a stunning view over the Glass House Mountains.
Via Dayboro, they then drive back to your location.
North Stradbroke Island Tour
The boat trip from Cleveland to North Stradbroke Island takes 45 minutes and gives a good view of Moreton Bay.
The trip starts on the island by visiting the art gallery of Delvene Cockatoo-Collins and the Island Arts Gallery, where the work of local artists is displayed.
On your way to Point Lookout, we stop at Myora Springs, a small creek leading into the surrounding mangroves.
At Point Lookout, you'll enjoy the spectacular coastal views on the North Gorge Walk. The walk is suitable for all levels of fitness. Take your time to spot and photograph the wildlife, both land and sea.
From June till October, the humpback whales migrate past the island. Below the cliffs, many species of dolphins, rays, and marine turtles swim and forage in the ocean waters. The birdlife is very diverse year-round. On land, you will spot the Eastern Grey Kangaroos as they graze the grassy headlands.
North Stradbroke Island has beautiful beaches. It will be challenging to choose one for the stroll after lunch.
The tour ends with a visit to Brown Lake.
You will leave this beautiful tropical island with a lot of wonderful memories.
Because nature is such a big part of a creative’s life, Brisbane Nature Tours wants to offer you a chance to visit some of the magical nature areas of the main Tawny Trails. Enjoy a 4WD Tour in the D’Aguilar National Park.
After picking you up from your location, we drive over country roads to fully enjoy the epic scenic views.
We start at the recreation area at the Gantry with a short stroll through the open subtropical rainforest. Groves of Piccabeen Palm and massive Sydney blue gums are highlights on this walk.
After the stroll, we hop back in the car for a 4WD Tour to a hidden rainforest gem with a running creek. Rocky Hole is our last destination in the Gantry.
After the Rocky Hole, I can drive you to the galleries, exhibitions, the winery and other experiences on the Tawny Trails.
View the main trail map on the Tawny Trails website to make your choice. With a 10-hour timeframe from pick up till drop off, you are bound to fit in a fun and exciting day.
If you want to make to most of the Tawny Trails experience, there are accommodations available at gorgeous locations.
The costs are 175 per person for a 10-hour tour including pick up and drop off
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