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Araucaria Ecotours - Day Tours

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1770 Running Creek Rd, Rathdowney, Queensland 4287, Australia
5544 1283
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Best of the best, saw so many species of native wildlife.

So good we extended our 2 days to 4, just wish I could give them higher mark. Ronda and Darren made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PooleCollectors
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Poole, United Kingdom
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 11 July 2017
MVMom98038
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Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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1770 Running Creek Rd, Rathdowney, Queensland 4287, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So good we extended our 2 days to 4, just wish I could give them higher mark. Ronda and Darren made our holiday, their knowledge meant we saw more of the native wildlife than we expected to see, taking us to places we would never...More

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Reviewed 11 July 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 16 July 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 6 February 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 3 April 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 28 December 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 3 April 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 29 July 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 3 April 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 23 June 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 27 June 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 12 August 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 13 November 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 6 July 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 13 November 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 7 June 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 13 November 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 1 June 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 13 November 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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