TOUR WITH BOOBOOK ECOLIGISTS
With over thirty 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.
With exclusive access to large privately owned Queensland properties, BOOBOOK is uniquely placed to introduce you to Australia’s real outdoors. You will learn about inland Queensland’s unique and wondrous natural ecosystems, pioneering history along with the agricultural and coal seam gas industries forming the backbone of Australia’s economy.
BOOBOOK’s expert guides help unearth some of nature’s best kept secrets that few have the opportunity to see, including lesser known Australian wildlife and rare plants. There is also plenty of opportunity to see the well-known species, like the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, in its natural habitat.
Leaving from Roma, Queensland (one hour flight from Brisbane) their tours range from one day up to seven day/six nights.
Choose your tour: visit Origin’s Coal Seam Gas operation, large privately owned working farming / grazing properties or spectacular wildflower areas. View Aboriginal rock art, amazing rock formations, awesome scenery, unique historical sites and relax beside inland streams and waterholes while observing the many native animals the come to drink and play there.
BOOBOOK pride themselves on their flexibility. Catering for small groups, tours can be customised to meet the interests and fitness levels of your family or friends. With exclusive access to private and public lands they run special interest tours for wildflower enthusiasts, field naturalists, birding groups, photographers, hiking groups and others. Have them provide scrumptious outback food or groups can self-cater. Talk to BOOBOOK and they will develop a customised tour plan for your group.
BOOBOOK’s website is very informative and will whet your appetite for the excitement ahead. Please take a few minutes to explore.
Some of BOOBOOK Tours include:
Wonders of Wallaroo (4 days / 3 nights)
A taste of real life in Outback Queensland. Explore hidden wonders and secluded gorges in the Carnarvon Ranges. See unique Aboriginal rock art, dinosaur plants and cycad-filled gorges all on a privately owned 71,000 acre Cattle Station called “Wallaroo”. Explore some amazing rock formations; find rare and interesting Australian wildlife and rare plants. Take leisurely walks through surprising natural bushlands and enjoy sensational views. Hear how a cattle property and nature work hand in hand. Fully catered, glamp (in real beds), while at night time enjoying clean country air, swapping yarns and soaking in the hypnotising flames around a crackling open campfire.
Wheat, Wells & Wildlife (one day)
Travel 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. Take time to connect with the land as we explore the creek keeping an eye out for platypus, wallabies, turtles, goannas and waterbirds.
Outback Workouts ( Custom Tours )
Remote health & fitness. Personal Trainers and fitness groups bring your class outdoors to conquer rocky outcrops and rising hills in the midst of beautiful bush scenery. With BOOBOOK’s local knowledge and exclusive access to spectacular locations together we’ll be able to design a great workout that will challenge, lift and inspire your members while also giving them an opportunity to grow and bond together.
Wildflower Wanders ( One day )
Wildflowers, Grass Trees, Rare and endemic species, Colour Explosion. Visit Gurulmundi, one of southern Queensland’s most botanically significant areas, with BOOBOOK’s Botanist. This renowned wildflower hotspot contains over 200 species of plants – all jam-packed on the crest of the Great Dividing Range. See a striking array of wildflowers including grevilleas, hakeas, wattles, bush peas, boronias, melaleucas, kunzeas, daisies and grass trees, along with the threatened Gurulmundi Heath-myrtle, Gurulmundi Fringe-myrtle and Curran’s Wattle.
Two to three day wildflower tours also available to take in some other unique and exciting areas around the Roma region.
Contact BOOBOOK today to book a tour or to customise one that will meet your needs and interests!