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Gondwana Guides - Interpreting Australia's Landscapes, Flora and Fauna

Gondwana Guides specialises in bird watching tours in Lamington National Park, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, South-east Queensland and  throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Gondwana Guides is a Tour Guiding company owned and operated by one of Australia's most experienced guides Barry Davies,  the only person to twice be named Australian EcoGuide of the Year by Ecotourism Australia.  Barry also sub-contracts as a Tour Leader, Guide and Tour Planner to groups traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for Birding, Wildlife, Cultural and Educational tours and  provides Consulting Services in  Ecotourism, Environmental Interpretation and  Fauna management  (Spotter Catcher). 


Bird watching and wildlife tours in South-east Queensland, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Lamington National Park.

Day tours from Brisbane and the Gold Coast including Lamington National Park - 100 + bird species possible depending on the season.

Longer tours in South-east Queendsland including rainforest in Lamington  N P, woodland at Girraween NP, grassland near Inglewood for inland species, freshwater wetlands in the Lockyer Valley and coastal habitats near Brisbane and the Gold Coast - 250 bird species possible in a 4-5 day tour.

Mammals including Grey Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koala, Platypus, Echidna, Pademelons, Bandicoots, Possums, Gliders  and Flying Foxes may be seen as well as a range of reptiles, frogs, butterflies and other insects (depending on the season).

Visit our birding page for some sample itineraries then contact


to get a custom designed itinerary to suit your needs.



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Bird watching and wildlife  tours around Australia and New Zealand.


Gondwana Guides designs, organises and operates bird watching and other special interest tours anywhere in Australia for individuals, private groups and birding tour companies.

Popular destinations include North Queensland (the Cairns region), Darwin and Kakadu NP (the Top End), South-west Western Australia, Tasmania, the Sydney Region, South-east Queensland and Central South-west Queensland including Bowra Reserve and Currawinya NP.

Gondwana Guides organises and leads tours for international birding tour companies (see itineraries below). To book one of these tours please contact the tour company directly.

For an itinerary to suit your interests please contact Barry Davies at barry@gondwanaguides.com.au


Gondwana Guides is also licenced to operate tours in New Zealand.

Scheduled  Tours in 2014  and 2015

Birdwatching Tours

New Zealand
Feb 2 to 18, 2015
From the top of the North Island to the tip of Stewart island we visit the best birding sites in New Zealand and seek out most of the countries amazing endemics.  We visit two predator free islands, take three pelagic birding trips, Hauraki Gulf, Kaikoura and Stewart Island and search for all five species of Kiwis.  
Sabah (Borneo)
April 27 to May 13, 2015
Sabah, a Malaysian State on the northern tip of Borneo, is renowned for its remarkable fauna and flora, including its rich bird life.

Our journey through Sabah takes us to the montane forests of Mt Kinabalu and the surrounding hills, across the island to the lowland forests at the  Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre, up the mighty Kinabatangan River to Sukau, through the huge Gomantong Caves to see the Swiftlets and their edible nests and the evening exodus of millions of bats, to the beautiful mountain stream and mud volcano at Tabin Wildlife Reserve, the largest reserve in Sabah, and finally to the spectacular rainforests in Danum Valley Conservation Area which features a 170m long canopy walkway.

South Africa 
 Nov 27 to Dec 12, 2015
The sub-tropical region including Kruger NP, the Drakensberg Escarpment and Mkhuze Game Reserve.
For details go to Tours or email Barry at barry@gondwanaguides.com.au

North Queensland and the Northern Territory  Sept 15 to Sept 29 , 2014


Cairns, Daintree, the Great Barrier Reef, Julateen, the Atherton Tablelands, Darwin, Kakadu and Pine Creek


In association with Zoothera Birding (UK)

For detailed itinerary go to http://www.zootherabirding.com/page_3045971.html



Photographic Birding Tours with Wildlife Photographer Michael Snedic
Bowra Station (Queensland) -  Aug 23 to 30, 2014  
  Email barry@gondwanaguides.com.au for details

Walking tours with interNational Park tours (2014)

Tasmania -Western Wilderness   March 4 - 17
Lava Tubes to Lawn Hill  July 6 - 21
Southern Ireland - Ramble Through History - July 23 to Aug 9
Go to www.parktours.com.au for International Park Tours details




Barry Davies:  telephone +61 (0) 7 55 333 162   mobile (cell)  +61 (0) 417 585865


Skype:  barry.davies71

If you do not receive a return email or phone call from our office number within 2 days it may be that I am out in the bush and out of range. Please be patient and I will get back to you.