ECO Safaris Queensland

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Eco Safaris Queensland specialises in private nature and wine safaris around South-East Queensland. Either choose a 'Suggested Safari' or tailor exactly to what you want. Many options on these informative and luxury tours from active safaris deep in the rainforest to relaxing sightseeing tours.

Wine Safaris - All include stunning views of surrounding countryside and mountains. Queensland wines are now winning national acclaim with fantastic varieties suited to the local climate and lifestyle. All vineyards are in gorgeous locations. The producers and sellers you meet are very informative and a lot of fun. Many options include award-winning distillery, cheese-tasting, brewery, country pubs and champagne breakfasts.

Nature Safaris - 'Explore Pure Nature' with unique Australian experiences. From the comfortable, modern, all-terrain LandRover 4WD, discover stunning, varying landscapes. Come face-to-face with Australia's unique wildlife including koalas and kangaroos. With access to private land, explore hidden gems and popular sites within the lush, ancient World-Heritage rainforests, rugged Australian bush and spectacular Aussie cattle country. Many options include horse-riding, Moogerah boat cruise, luxury day-spas, native wildlife sanctuaries.

All tours Include delectable lunch, bonus unlimited snacks and non-alcoholic drinks and pick up from your door! From day-tours to a week-long adventures with fantastic accommodation options.

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  • Free Wifi

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  • Public Telephone

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  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Horseriding
  • Off Road Driving

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Our Tours

Unwind and delight your taste buds at four boutique wineries amongst the green and rainforest surrounded Tamborine Mountain. Enjoy the stunning lookouts and lush, sub-tropical rainforest where the air is clear and the views over the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim are spectacular.

Enjoy nationally award-winning wines, sourced both locally and from the Granite belt, Queensland's premier wine country. Get behind the scenes where the wine making takes place at Witches Falls Winery. Enjoy cheeses and oils with your tastings at the modern, chic Aussie Vineyards and soak up the old-world charm at The Heritage Estate.

Includes delectable antipasto lunch, all wine tastings, pick up from your door, personalised itinerary on a private tour, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Options include Witches Chase gourmet cheeses, liqueurs at an award-wining distillery, local microbrewery, coffee plantation and Skywalk Rainforest Treetops walk.

Superior also includes: bottle of wine, two to three course gourmet lunch upgrade to The Polish Place (stunning views and European Restaurant of the Year) and afternoon tea.

The best of both worlds - fabulous local wines, rose and port (from rich volcanic soil) in the beautiful Scenic Rim. Visit four or five boutique wineries in this glorious region of hills and farms surrounded by a rugged, volcanic rim of mountains. The locals are very friendly and informative. Walk amongst the vines with a local wine producer before a delectable cheese, apricot and chocolate platter - matched with your wine tastings. View the French inspired lavender fields.

Includes great lunch, all wine tastings, pick up from your door, personalised itinerary on a private tour, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Options include morning tea by the lake; Lake Moogerah's pontoon boat for a unique perspective of the surrounding mountain ranges; and an upgrade to a private 'lunch on the lawn' under the jacaranda tree with beautiful Scenic Rim views.

Superior also includes lake cruise; gourmet two or three course lunch; cheese, apricot and chocolate platter.

As seen on Channel 7's "The Great South East".

A gorgeous drive through valleys and over mountains visiting four cellar doors and tasting 20 wines, including Queensland's Winery of the Year - Ocean View Estates! Get 'behind the scenes' on a unique, informative vineyard tour - including a walk through the vineyard and into the production room. Learn from the popular 'mini-wine appreciation course' (with the option of matching the wines with local cheeses).

Includes a great lunch, all wine tastings, pick up from your door, personalised itinerary on a private tour, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Option of Ocean View Estates famous six-course degustation 'wine matching' experience - a gastronomic delight of six mini courses perfectly matched with the vineyards wines.

Other options include divine cheese platters, home-made Devonshire tea, wine infused ice cream and even Angus Beef sales.

Superior also includes six-course degustation lunch, cheese platter and devonshire tea.

Wander the famous and beautiful Granite Belt Wine Trail - Queensland's premier wine destination where the air is clear and temperature cool. Unwind and delight your taste buds with gourmet, fresh foods and tastings at up to nine boutique wineries over two fabulous days in this diverse country haven. Sample cheeses and olives before visiting the lavender farm or art gallery. Learn about the early settlers Italian influence on the regions wines.

Includes two great lunches, all wine tastings, pick up from your door in Brisbane or Gold Coast, personalised itinerary on a private tour, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Accommodation and dinner can be arranged.

Option of a private 'Winemaker for a Weekend' course. Here you pick, crush, prepare to ferment and innoculate! Produce your very own wine with just your friends. Design your logo and receive six bottles of your wine!

Many more options including gorgeous National Park walks, lavender fields, organic bodycare products and the world's best apple pie - really! Discuss with Eco Safaris so they can design a tour perfect for you.

A genuine 'tour' to Australia Zoo - not simply 'transport'. ECO Safaris Queensland provides the only tour to the zoo in a private, luxury 4WD with a private, National Park Ranger qualified guide around the zoo for the whole day. Also, no other company provides lunch, drinks and snacks; your choice of length of stay; and the option of visiting many of the other beautiful locations on the Zoo's doorstep on the Sunshine Coast!

Options include visiting the Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast beaches, rainforest or Montville village.

Includes entry into Australia Zoo, lunch, pick up from your door, personalised itinerary on a private tour with numerous options, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Superior also includes: morning tea and gourmet lunch at restaurant.

As seen on National Geographic Traveller (China).

An amazing private tour of UNESCO World Heritage listed rainforests in Australia's 'Green Cauldron'. Take a walk through these lush, sub-tropical rainforests to the stunning lookouts over the gorgeous valleys and Gold Coast. Walk under cascading waterfalls and swim in a rock pool in Springbrook National Park.

Spot native wildlife and drive deeper into the ancient forests through the enchanting Numinbah Valley to the famous Natural Bridge - an amazing rock and waterfall formation. Learn about the 23 million years of volcanic history producing this incredibly biodiverse and beautiful region. Their guides are very informative. A qualified Park Ranger guide is normally available.

Includes a great lunch by a rock pool at the waterfall's base, all wine tastings, pick up from your door, personalised itinerary on a private tour, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Highlights: Wunburra Lookout for stunning views over Gold Coast, Purlingbrook Rainforest Circuit - Including Waringa rockpool and a walk under the 100 metre waterfall into a gorge filled with palms, fern trees and lilies.

Superior also includes two to three course gourmet lunch upgrade with wine and afternoon tea.

Mountain driving on gorgeous stretches of Australia's rainforest and bush between two spectacular National Parks, including beautiful 4WD tracks others can not get to. Spot abundant wildlife and birdlife. Visit beautiful the spectacular Treetops walk at O'Reillys, waterfalls, rock pools and numerous lookouts west over the Scenic Rim and east over the Gold Coast.

Then, either visit a 'taste attraction', see the arts on Tamborine, or get active with another splendid rainforest walk. Their guides are very informative. A qualified Park Ranger guide is normally available.

Includes delectable antipasto lunch, all wine tastings, pick up from your door, personalised itinerary on a private tour, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Options include great local winery, distillery, brewery, coffee plantation, seeing the arts of Tamborine Mountain on the Gallery Walk.

Highlights include the superb Curtis Falls Walk; MacDonald Rainforest Circuit with piccabean palm groves, strangler figs, birdlife, O'Reillys Treetops walk, feed and pat the furry alpacas.

Superior also includes Skywalk - Australia's newest treetops walk on Tamborine; Albert River Winery for wine tastings and a sumptuous, first-class Aussie lunch; and afternoon tea.

As seen on Channel 7's 'Queensland Weekender'.

With breathtaking and remote mountain scenery in this photographer's paradise, see spectacular waterfalls, forests and glorious views of the valleys and mountains around Queensland's highest peak. Drive through Condamine River Gorge - also known as '14 River Crossings Road' before the World Heritage listed Queen Mary Falls. End at a friendly country hotel or wonderful local winery.

Options include: Get out on the beautiful Lake Moogerah on a pontoon cruise for a unique perspective of the surrounding volcanic ranges; Taste the wines and take a walk through the vineyard at Bunjurgen Estate; or enjoy the Cunninghams Gap Rainforest Walk - a gentle 45 minute walk amongst the rainforest with superb Scenic Rim views

Includes great lunch, all wine tastings, pick up from your door, personalised itinerary on a private tour, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Highlights: Queen Mary Falls - either take an easy, short walk to the lookout or walk into the gorge and under the falls. Also, drive through Condamine River 14 times in the 4WD Landrover.

Superior also includes two or three course gourmet lunch upgrade with wine and morning tea.

Experience all the beauty the Aussie outback has to offer in a region few tourists ever get to visit. See native wildlife and a variety of landscapes from rainforests to cattle country to Lake Moogerah. With boutique wineries and lavender fields along the way, the perspective of this dramatic and gorgeous rim of volcanic mountains changes at every stop. Their guides are very informative. A qualified Park Ranger guide is normally available.

Includes great lunch, all wine tastings, pick up from your door, personalised itinerary on a private tour, and bonus unlimited fruit, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate.

Highlights: Rainforest Circuit, Cunningham's Gap - Morning walk high on the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park; Four Wheel Drive to the Governor's Chair Lookout to see the gorgeous views over the Scenic Rim; beautiful Lake Moogerah; Karoomba Vineyard - Lavender fields.

Superior also includes: Moogerah pontoon boat cruise for a unique perspective of the surrounding mountains; and wildlife spotting on private land as you drive into the hills in a 4WD buggy - As seen on Channel 7's 'Queensland Weekender'.

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Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 35 minutes' from Brisbane Central Business District, White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive, sculptured, rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain. Covering over 2,500ha of regionally significant bushland, the Estate also features extensive forested ridges, escarpments and valleys that are home to an amazing array of plant and wildlife species. Visitors can enjoy the full gamut of outdoor activities including hiking, bird-watching, horse riding (bring your own horses), mountain bike riding and nature study. For the bushwalker there's everything from a leisurely 200 metre walk to the more challenging 19 kilometre round trip trail with most of the trails are suitable for hiking and mountain bike riding. If you're on horseback, then the Yaddamun Trail is perfect. The entry to the Estate is the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area, at the end of School Road in Redbank Plains. Amenities on site include toilets, picnic facilities and horse float parking. Don't forget to take a hat, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit the website for trail updates and to download the trail guide.

Savages Crossing

Fernvale, Somerset Area
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Looking for a quiet spot to drop a line or take the canoe or kayak out for a spin? Fish where the locals fish and visit Savages Crossing. Located along Banks Creek Rd, its just a short five minute drive from the township of Fernvale. The crossing is a beautiful spot where you can get back to nature and unwind in this tranquil creek setting. Catch a fish or go for a paddle in your kayak or canoe, you won't be disappointed!

Tree Top Walkway

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
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O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk allows you to walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees covered by vines whilst you explore the epiphytic orchids and ferns surrounded by the many birds and animals that inhabit the tree tops. The Tree Top Walk, was the first of its kind in Australia, is 180 metres in length and is made up of nine suspension bridges, with much of the walkway being 15 metres above the ground. Profiles depicting the rainforest flora close by have been placed along the walkway to assist visitors in identifying the plants in the immediate vicinity. Two observation decks have been constructed in a Strangler Fig above the walk way, the highest one being 30 metres (approximately 110 feet) above the ground. The Tree Top Walk is a unique and innovative structure that gives visitors what can only be described as an exhilarating experience - a chance to observe life in the rainforest canopy at close range for the first time in their lives. Free of charge and there is no age or height restrictions for this activity. However, parental guidance of young children during the climbing aspect of the activity is recommended.

Coomera circuit

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
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The Coomera circuit is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. This stunning national park covers 20,590 hectares and boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area (formerly known as CERRA), which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. The scenic Coomera circuit passes through subtropical and warm temperate rainforest and giant brush box forest of Lamington National Park. The gorge is 160 metres deep. Views from the lookout platform provide dramatic evidence of the power of erosion, which has cut through a thick resistant rhyolite lava flow. The circuit climbs beside Coomera Gorge, crossing the river several times before rejoining the Border Track and returning to Binna Burra.

Mount Bithongabel

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
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Lamington National Park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. As the Border Track to Mount Bithongabel climbs 240 metres, observe the change from subtropical to temperate forest. Good examples of Antarctic Beech, a cool temperate species, are growing in the area around Mount Bithongabel. The view from Bithongabel Lookout allows one to trace Bernard O'Reilly's journey when searching for the lost Stinson in 1937, along the McPherson Range to the West as far as Mount Throakban. Continue past some large tree ferns on the left to Toolona Lookout where a view can be obtained of Mount Warning and Murwillumbah.

Dave's Creek circuit

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
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Located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, this circuit takes walkers through a fascinating variety of forest and heath. Daves Creek circuit descends through the head of Nixons Creek out into Daves Creek country. The track passes through several distinctive vegetation types: warm and cool subtropical rainforest along the Border Track; warm temperate rainforest containing many examples of ancient angiosperms such as coachwood in the Nixon Creek headwaters; and wet sclerophyll forest with giant New England ash around Nagarigoon clearing.

Illinbah circuit

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
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The Illinbah circuit is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. This stunning national park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. The Illinbah circuit track now crosses the river 12 times before reaching Illinbah. The Old Cedar Road is sometimes in poor condition and the river crossings are often difficult because the frequent floods change the positions of boulders and track entrances. Usually the track endings on each side of the river are marked with an easily visible red tag on a tree.

Curtis Falls, Joalah Section

Tamborine, Logan City Area
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On entering the rainforest in Tamborine National Park, take the right-hand fork and head down to Curtis Falls. A viewing platform in the forest is a good place to stop and listen to the birds or rest on your way back. See strangler figs and giant stinging trees. From the large rock pool at the base of the falls see the huge basalt columns, a legacy of the regions volcanic history. Look for basking turtles on fallen logs and see fish and eels in the rock pool. If you’re lucky you might see the local platypus. At night, look for glow-worms in the surrounding cliffs.

Wagawn

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
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The Wagawn track is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. This stunning national park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. Wagawn is reached by following the Border Track out through subtropical and temperate rainforest. The track winds up Mount Hobwee passing the Araucaria Lookout track on the left, through abundant stands of Helmholtzia lilies and climbs through dense rainforest to a junction where the options are left to Wagawn and right to Mount Hobwee. The Wagawn track descends steadily to the Lookout and its views of Springbrook, the Numinbah Valley and Mount Warning.

Mount Merino

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
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The Mount Merino walk is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. This stunning national park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. Mt Merino is reached by following the Border Track through subtropical and temperate rainforest, crossing the head waters and tributaries of the Coomera River including Bower Bird Creek. and Dragoon Bird Creek. Coomera circuit track leads off to the right and shortly afterwards the Mount Hobwee circuit junction on the left. 100 metres further on is Yargabullang Lookout, providing wonderful views towards Mount Warning. The track continues to the an Antarctic Beech covered summit and a spectacular view of the Mount Warning caldera and the McPherson Range.
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