Eco tours around Brisbane
Always wanted to get out into nature but you're struck by decision anxiety? Let these operators do the planning for you and just prepare to have a great time. Walk on the wild side of the Brisbane region with these eco tours.
Adventure to wherever you’re dreaming of in SEQ with Sunrover Tours. Fraser, Moreton and Stradbroke Islands are obviously highlights but they’ll also trek you to the Great Barrier Reef, Springbrook Rainforest and Byron Bay if that’s where your heart’s set. If the sun kisses the land, Sunrover can get you there.
Specialising in private nature and wine tours, Eco Safaris offer suggested safaris but can tailor a tour to suit you. Wine adventures encompass the best of Brisbane’s hinterland views and nature exploring provide access to private land and the ability to come face-to-face with amazing Australian wildlife.
17 years ago, tour guide Barefoot Dave and his wife Margaret founded Straddie Kingfisher Tours just because they loved the island so much. With over 50 years of passion of and experience living on Straddie, there’s no better way to see the sights – every vantage point, every possible animal and a barbecue lunch on the beach, every time.
The Canyon Flyer Guided Zipline is Australia’s largest, highest and fastest zipline tour. Made of seven ziplines spanning 1.5km across the Cedar Creek Gorge, Canyon Flyer will have you dropping into the gorge and flying just above the treetop at 70km an hour! Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?
Slide into a Mercedes and experience the best of the Brisbane region with Prestige Day Tours. Nev and Cheryl are long-term Brisbane residents who bring their intimate knowledge of the area to these fully-escorted sightseeing tours. They’ll even head up or down to the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.
Whether it's enjoying a picnic lunch at the base of a magnificent waterfall, an exhilarating four-wheel-drive journey through a spectacular gorge or a guided walk through world-heritage rainforest, Far Horizons Australian Bush Tours brings to life some of the most beautiful and lesser-known parts of South East Queensland’s National Parks and magnificent wilderness regions.
This family owned-and-operated specialises in guided half-day and full-day tours to the major SEQ destinations. Brisbane, Stradbroke, Tamborine, the Gold Coast and Springbrook are all favourites. Plus, given that Queensland has come of age with its wine, Queensland Day Tours also offers wine tours around Tamborine for that perfect combo of fresh air and crisp wine.
Picture yourself travelling in a four-wheel-drive bus along Fraser Island's beaches and rainforest tracks, swimming in a crystal-clear lake with a white sandy bottom. Or how about paddling in a completely transparent kayak over sunken Moreton Island ship wrecks, seeing an abundance of fish and colourful coral through the bottom of your kayak? You can do it all with Australian Sunset Safaris.
Let Val, Mr Day Tours himself, guide you around the beauty of South East Queensland. His aim is to ensure you experience their beautiful city, golden beaches, lush rainforests, unique animals, relaxed lifestyle, sunny days, beautiful parklands and gardens, and leave with happy, long-lasting memories of your stay in this spectacular part of the world.
Family owned and operated, Bushwacker Eco Tours offer nature-based walks and hikes to World Heritage Rainforests through Springbrook as well as an amazing look into World Heritage Fraser Island. Explore some of the most beautiful walks in the world, through Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest, up to the Lake Wabby moving sand dunes.
Enjoy a day in tropical paradise with Dolphins in Paradise as they take you on an eco tour around the Moreton Bay Marine Park and the Tangalooma Wrecks. On the migratory path of the humpback whale from June to November, the Marine Park is also home to dolphins, turtles and dugongs all year round. These tours include running commentary from a marine naturalist and include lunch on the beach.
The Country Charm eco tour itinerary includes a variety of wonderful experiences featuring visits to national parks, with specialised interpretation of the flora, fauna and landscapes, several boutique agritourism operations (including a vineyard tour), a wildlife safari drive, and a tour of a fascinating heritage site. Two, three and four-day tours are available, as well as a Mandarin language experience.
Escape the city life and swap camping for glamping with Spicers Canopy for an intimate, safari-style experience through the Scenic Rim. This permanent glampsite promises no cars, computers or TVs – and limited mobile coverage – for the true escape adventure. Nature by day, luxury by night.
Gondwana Guides, led by Barry Davies with over 25 years of guiding experience, specialises in bird-watching and wildlife tours in SEQ and around Australia. Gondwana has won many tourism awards, including the Gold Coast Supreme Hospitality Award, the 2005 Australia EcoGuide of the Year Award and the 2009 William Angliss EcoGuide Award of Excellence. All tours are designed to meet clients’ needs and range from one to seven days.
Discover the best Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast adventures through JPT Tours’ significant array of tour options. Hand-feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma, wander O’Reilly’s Rainforest, or lose yourself in the glow worm cave at the Natural Arch Cave for an unforgettable Brisbane Region trip.
Experience the beautiful beaches of Bribie Island, and lap up the sunny Queensland weather with G'Day Adventure Tours! See iconic Australian wildlife and be mesmerised by the tea-tree stained lagoons of the area and learn the fascinating history of the island while exploring the World War II fortifications, only a short drive from Brisbane.
Learn about Australian wildlife with Araucaria Ecotours’ wildlife experts as you travel from Brisbane to the rainforest, bushland, wetland, the beach, mountains and the outback. Seek kangaroos, koalas, platypuses, bats, dolphins, birds, reptiles, frogs and all sorts of Australia wildlife across a schedule that suits you.
From the mountains and rainforests of the Scenic Rim to the beauty of Tasmania, interNATIONAL PARKtours takes you on small group walking tours to national parks and natural regions around Australia. Australian walking holidays range from three to four-day short breaks, one-week hiking tours or extended walking tours of two to three weeks which travel to more remote areas.
Come and enjoy a spectacular guided bushwalk. Enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of nature. Hear the sounds of running water, birds, rustling leaves surrounded by peacefulness. Observe waterfalls, or caves, and the magnificent bushland and bush food when available. Pick up and drop off at hotel or designated location and lunch is provided.
Personally Yours Tours specialises in individual, tailor-made, private and personal tours of Brisbane and South East Queensland. Come and see the real Brisbane where the locals live and play from the comfort of their luxury vehicle. They can accommodate from one to six persons and can tailor make the tour to suit your interests.
Wander up the Sunshine Coast a ways to find Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, and the many adventures that await on its shores. Cool Dingo Tours combine amazing scenery, great people and quirky guides for the perfect escape. Travel to and from the best tour sites in air-conditioned comfort. Then it's on to the Dingo Bar for a few drinks afterwards. The dream.
If you're less of a landlubber and more of a sailor craving the salt, get out onto the water with these kayak tours. The Brisbane River and Moreton Bay beckon the intrepid paddler.
Break yourself in and let a horse do all the hard work as you explore the forests, farms and fields of Brisbane with this list of horse-riding tours. Sure, we superseded them with cars, but why not get back to the olden days for a change?
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