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) their tours range from one day up to seven day/six nights. They help uncover the industries forming the backbone of their region, while also discovering often unseen Australian wildlife and rare plants in unforgettable spectacular settings.

Choose your tour: visit Origin’s Coal Seam Gas operation, large privately owned working farming / grazing properties. View Aboriginal rock art, amazing rock formations, unique historical sites and inland streams and waterholes.

They are flexible. Tours can be customised to meet the interests and fitness levels of your group. With exclusive access to private and public lands they run special interest tours for wildflower enthusiasts, field naturalists, photographers, hiking groups and others. Have them provide scrumptious outback food or groups can self-cater. Accommodation can range from four star motels to glamping in real beds or bring your own tent.

Talk to them and they will develop a special tour plan for your group.

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Wheat Wells and Wildlife

Enjoy a real taste of Outback Queensland, take in the vast landscape and listen to the history of Roma and the surrounding region.
Drive through Origin Energy's Spring Gully Coal Seam Gas Operation.
Visit a privately owned working farming / grazing property with coal seam gas infrastructure.
Enjoy a leisurely walk through bushland and lunch alongside a spring fed waterhole.
See a variety of local vegetation types including Brigalow, Dry Rainforest and Cypress Pine.
Take time to connect with the land as we explore the creek keeping an eye out for platypus, wallabies, turtles, goannas and waterbirds.
Short walk up Basalt Hill to enjoy property views.

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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 enchanting wildlife all on a privately owned 71 000 acre cattle station called "Wallaroo".

Participate in short works to Arch Rock and Cathedral Arch.
See cycad-filled gorges, visit unique Aboriginal art sties and the 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.

Relax and take in the fabulous views of the fertile Arcadia Valley from the edge of the Carnarvon Range.

Indicative rates

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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.

Indicative rates

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$205 $205
Wonders of Wallaroo

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

Limited to groups of 4 to 16 people we take you to ‘Wallaroo’ – a 71 000 acre cattle station in the spectacular Carnarvon Ranges. Enjoy first class country hospitality. Immerse yourself in the environmental and cultural values in the landscape, see cycad-filled gorges and visit unique Aboriginal art sites. Admire rare trees and wildflowers. Visit caves and view amazing rock formations, such as The Sphinx and Arch Rock. Join our 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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