Talks and tours

Discover some of the fascinating animals that share our backyard. Photo credit: Hannah S

Enjoy a unique variety of daily talks and guided tours for visitors of all ages in Queensland’s national parks.

Join a Park Ranger or specialist presenter to discover the wonders of wildlife and the wider natural world in fun and interactive ways.

David Fleay Wildlife Park talks

Don’t miss the daily wildlife presentations by David Fleay’s passionate Park Rangers where you can meet our ‘creatures of the night’, ‘cold-blooded critters’, enjoy a cultural experience and much more.

Walkabout Creek talks

Make sure you catch the daily animal feeding sessions and wildlife talks and by knowledgeable Park Rangers in the Walkabout Creek’s Wildlife Centre. On weekends, get set for the ever-popular Wildlife Discover Show.

Chillagoe Cave tours

Enter the eerie depths of echoing underground chambers with shadowy corners and looming stalagmites on a cave tour at Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park. As you explore these spectacular limestone caves hear the story of how they were formed over millions of years. Park Ranger-guided cave tours run daily except Christmas Day and must be booked in advance.

Mount Etna bat tours

Learn about our unique little bent-wing bat population at Mount Etna Caves National Park and experience the rush as thousands of the tiny creatures speed past you at dusk, on their way to hunt. Park Ranger-guided Bat Cleft tours run during summer from December to February, several evenings a week and must be booked in advance.

Mon Repos Turtle Encounters

Don’t miss the magical Mon Repos Turtle Encounters tours, where you can safely watch the amazing sight of nesting sea turtles laying eggs, or their tiny hatchlings’ first journey to the sea. Park Rangers and volunteers lead tours in the evenings from November to March and must be booked in advance.

Go back in time program

Share Queensland’s history through the Go back in time program, which provides exciting and innovative ways to visit and experience the state’s colonial heritage at important sites in Moreton Bay.

At Fort Lytton, a coastal fortress complete with moat and cannons built in the 1800’s to protect Brisbane from military attack, discover the stories behind the ruins, colonial prison, forts and quarantine stations. Hear the big guns roar as the cannons are fired! And kids will love ‘Fort Lytton at Night’, a unique promenade theatre performance, or the dramatic ‘Holding the Fort’ holiday program.

History also comes alive at St Helena Island on tours through Queensland’s first convict settlement, where remains of the prison and the state’s first tramway still exist.

Other tours

Many authorised commercial tour operators offer guided nature, adventure, culture or history tours and experiences in Queensland’s parks. The huge variety on offer includes walks through underground lava tubes at Undara, towering above the rainforest canopy at Mamu Tropical Skywalk in Wooroonooran, night-time glow worm watching at Springbrook, four-wheel driving in Cape York Peninsula, and tours to see whales, birds and other wildlife in various locations, to name just a few.

For more information and bookings for these tours visit Tourism and Events Queensland or ask at a Visitor Information Centre.