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Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours

1770 Running Creek Rd, Rathdowney, Queensland 4287, Australia
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Wonderful Small Group Tour

My family was looking for a way to get out of Brisbane on a small tour that focused on nature and... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
MVMom98038
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Maple Valley, Washington, United States
Remarkable and fantastic day

I am a biologist and was visiting the Brisbane area for a conference. I had one day to do some... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2017
Kees V
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1770 Running Creek Rd, Rathdowney, Queensland 4287, Australia
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

My family was looking for a way to get out of Brisbane on a small tour that focused on nature and animal life. We had such a fabulous day with Ronda and Darrin. Meeting our fellow passenger Lisa was also very nice. Ronda did a...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We enjoyed your company and our conversations on the day, and are very happy that you all had a good time.

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Reviewed February 6, 2017

I am a biologist and was visiting the Brisbane area for a conference. I had one day to do some local birding. Completely unknown to the Australian avifauna and the area, I found Araucaria tours. The first contact via email was already very personal. You...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

Thanks for your comments Kees. I am personally more of a research ecologist fascinated by bird ecology and behaviour (and evolution) than a life-lister, so yes, although very familiar with most local birds it is possible we could have missed some of the more obscure...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

My friend Javier and had a amazing experience with Araucaria Ecotours. We went to Lamington National Park and Eagleby Wetland and we saw a lot of wildlife and birdlife. It was very good. I recommend that!!

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

Thanks for your comments Jose. It's always a pleasure traveling with such enthusiasts, and we're very happy that you enjoyed the day.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

We spent three amazing days with Ronda. She was so knowledgeable and kind, a great hostess. We completely enjoyed her down to earth approach, her love of the natural world, and her ability to answer all our questions. I am very interested in birds and...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

Thanks for your review Wendy. We enjoyed traveling and chatting with you both, and I'm so pleased that you were so happy with the experience. As an ecologist (and a life-long nature enthusiast) I've always been fascinated by the inter-connections between living things and the...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2016

Last week I spent a day with Araucaria birding in the Brisbane vicinity, at Lamington National Park and elsewhere. Ronda and her son were great company and clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, taking an amateur birder, ignorant of Australian zoology, and giving him an insight...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Thanks km. We enjoyed meeting and traveling with you, and our various conversations. With a bit more rain now we hope the reedbed will soon be filling again (although at least the pale-headed rosellas and others will enjoy the seeds of some of those weedy...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2015

While visiting Brisbane for a few weeks on business, my associate and I wanted to see the natural Australia. The Araucaria Ecotours was the perfect answer. We spent one day in the rain forest and surrounding areas and another day on Coochiemudlo. Two different, but...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

It was a great pleasure taking you both. Unfortunately we found out too late on your second day that you would also like to see wild kangaroos, as it would have meant traveling much further and getting back to town much later (we did suggest...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had 48 hours, during a layover in Brisbane, to see Australian wildlife. Our tour with Rhonda was perfect. She has a great deal of background in biology/geology basics and knows the birds, mammals, and vegetation well. We crammed as much into 48 hours as...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

We're glad you both enjoyed it Richard, and w also enjoyed our conversations with both of you. I have found myself that while traveling it is often difficult to get a good rapid overview of a new country's wildlife and ecosystems, and what makes it...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2015

My fiance and I just returned from a 9 day trip to Brisbane. I specifically look for small group tours for a personal experience. Araucaria was no exception! Ronda is a wealth of knowledge and information on the not only local, but international flora and...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

So glad you enjoyed the day. We also enjoyed meeting you. The glow worms are rather special, found only in Australia and New Zealand (totally different from the larvae of firefly that are also called 'glow worms' in other countries) and usually only able to...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have now been on four outings with Ronda and Darren and have thoroughly enjoyed every one. Even on a day when the weather was, to say the least, inclement Ronda gave us a full and interesting day. Her knowledge, and Darren's also, appears to...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

It's a;ways a pleasure to welcome you and Fran on our tours and to hear about all the other wonderful places you travel to. Fran certainly got a good close up look at the male regent bowerbird she'd been hoping for on her last visit...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2015

My daughter and I took a four days trip with Araucaria Ecotours and we got far more than we expected: Not only did we see platypuses in their natural habitat twice (which was actually the reason why we booked the tour) but the whole tour...More

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RondaGreen, Owner at Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

It was a delight to meet you both, and I was impressed by your daughter's knowledge of her favourite animal (the platypus) as translated through you (my German wasn't good enough to follow directly), and to see her excitement at this and other experiences. I'm...More

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