Boobook Ecotours

Multiple Locations

With over 30 year’s ecology and farming experience Boobook guides are hailed as authorities in the natural history of the Carnarvon Ranges and surrounding region. Join them on an adventure of a life time to get a real taste of Outback Queensland.

Leaving from Roma, Queensland (one hour flight from Brisbane) they offer a range of one day and extended tours to the Carnarvon Ranges, Coal Seam Gas Operations and privately owned local grazing and farming stations.

With Boobook's experienced ecologist as your personal guide take this once in a life time opportunity to see cycad-filled gorges, amazing rock formations and unique Aboriginal Art Sites, while also enjoying fabulous views of the fertile Arcadia Valley and Australia's native wildlife. This is their Discover Carnarvon Ranges Day Tour.

Alternatively take a behind the scenes guided tour through a major Coal Seam Gas operation, while also visiting a family owned working cattle and farming property which is home to an array of wildlife including playful platypus, Stuart's Desert Rose and a critically endangered turtle. A great opportunity to see first-hand how the environment and these industries coexist. This is their Wheat Wells and Wildlife Day Tour.

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Wheat Wells and Wildlife

Take a behind the scenes guided tour through a major coal seam gas operation. Visit a family owned working cattle and farming property which is also home to an array of wildlife including playful platypus, Sturt's Desert Rose and a critically endangered turtle. Enjoy a short leisurely walk through riparian bushland and lunch alongside a spring fed waterhole as we keep an eye out for wallabies, goannas and waterbirds. See a variety of local vegetation types including Brigalow, Dry Rainforest and Cypress Pine. Experience first hand how the environment and local industries, forming the backbone of our country, are coexisting and hear how the local people take pride and responsibility in managing these areas.

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$183 $536
Discover Carnarvon Ranges

Explore the hidden wonders and secluded gorges in the Carnarvon Ranges on this day tour with your own expert ecologist. See Aboriginal rock art, dinosaur plants, amazing rock formations and Australian wildlife all on a privately owned 71,000 acre cattle station .

Participate in short works to Arch Rock and Cathedral Arch. See cycad-filled gorges, visit unique Aboriginal art sites and the Culturally significant Axe Factory. Admire rare trees and wildflowers and join in the search for some amazing and secretive wildlife like the Leaf-tailed Gecko and rock wallabies.

Before heading home relax and take in the fabulous views of the fertile Arcadia Valley from the edge of the Carnarvon Range.

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$199 $758
Wildflower Wander – Gurulmundi

Wildflowers, Grass Trees, Rare and endemic species, Colour Explosion.

Come visit Gurulmundi – one of southern Queensland’s most botanically significant areas. This renowned wildflower hotspot contains over 200 species of plants – all jam-packed on the crest of the Great Dividing Range. With Boobook’s Botanist, you will see a striking array of wildflowers including grevilleas, hakeas, wattles, bush peas, boronias, melaleucas, kunzeas, daisies and grass trees. This is also one of the very few places in Queensland to see the threatened Gurulmundi Heath-myrtle, Gurulmundi Fringe-myrtle and Curran’s Wattle.

Take as much time as you like to admire the floral displays while learning about each species from our expert guide. See plants such as tiny ground orchids that you might otherwise miss. Apart from wildflowers there are numerous other fascinating plants including spinifex, spotted gums, budgeroo and hairy oaks.

Tour is easy-paced and can be tailored to group needs and interests. Take short walks which may include some uneven ground, long grass and areas with dense shrubs. Longer walks and visits to adjoining Stones Country Regional Park can be arranged upon request. Tours leaving Roma and travelling to Gurulmundi involve approximately a 1.5 hour drive. All tours are weather dependent.

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$205 $205
Wonders of Wallaroo

Ideal for friend/family groups and corporate retreats.

Secluded Gorges, Cycads, Indigenous Art, Fabulous Views, Amazing Rock Formations, Working Cattle Property, First Class Country Hospitality.

Limited to groups of up to 16 people we take you to a 71,000 acre cattle station in the spectacular Carnarvon Ranges. While there is plenty to see and do on this property from here we will also take short trips to the famous Carnarvon National Park and Lake Nuga Nuga.

Join their experienced ecologists in the search for some cryptic creatures such as the leaf-tailed gecko. Spotlight at night to view the beautiful gliding possums. Get a taste of everyday life on a working farm. Hear how a cattle property and nature work hand in hand. Glamp, in real beds.

Enjoy clean country air. Participate in local yarns and in the cooler months enjoy the hypnotising flames around a crackling open campfire. Fully Catered. Self-catering options are available (please enquire).

Tour involves short to medium length casual walks depending on fitness levels and interests. Walking will be on established property tracks, cattle pads or through the bush - potential for long grass and uneven ground.

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$2400 $2400

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