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Brisbane Nature Tours

Tour 55 Dunne Street, Brighton

Phone: 0474 102 618

Description

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

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.

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.

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.

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.