A 6-day science expedition in the Carnarvon Ranges designed to appeal to naturalists, ecology enthusiasts and citizen scientists alike.

  • 4WD and walking
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • If you’ve ever wanted to be an explorer discovering new and endangered species, this is your opportunity as we penetrate deep into the remote headwater region of the Dawson River in the ancient Carnarvon Ranges and map the biodiversity we find. Much of the amazing natural environment here is undisturbed and unexplored. Our previous expeditions have already found a new species of bottlebrush and revealed range extensions for a number of other wildlife.

    Guests on this expedition, which takes place on the vast privately-owned Wallaroo property, will be the first ever to do biological surveys in this stretch of the river and we will seek to unlock its secrets both on land and in the water. We will search for threatened species such as the glossy black-cockatoo and greater glider, while also documenting all the other plants and animals we encounter, including selected invertebrate groups. 

    The fascinating terrain promises a rich expedition but it also requires good fitness and resilience – there are steep-sided gorges in rugged terrain harbouring flora and fauna that prefer cooler, more moist environments. There are also waterholes, caves and forested slopes.

    Led by Boobook Ecological Consulting’s founder, principal ecologist and leading renowned expert Craig Eddie, we will have the best chance of getting exciting results, appreciating the interconnectedness of all we see, and enjoying the daily discoveries. Outcomes will contribute to science through a publicly accessible report and databases.

    The expedition returns to the Wallaroo Outback Retreat each evening for dinner and glamping accommodation.

    Why this tour?

    • A unique opportunity to be part of a science expedition in a remote and beautiful part of the Carnarvon Ranges
    • Opportunity to see and map rare and threatened species of fauna and flora, possibly even discovering new species 
    • Chance to participate in different survey techniques from remote cameras to spotlighting and direct observations
    • Professionally led by Boobook Ecological Consulting’s principal ecologist, a renowned local expert on the Brigalow bioregion
    • Small group to tread lightly and observe quietly
    • Comfortable glamping accommodation and excellent food.
    • Walking Difficulty:

      Walking Grade 4 (Moderate to difficult)

    • Includes:

      • Transfers to and from Roma
      • 5 days of scientific exploration, including some night spotlighting
      • 1 night accommodation in Roma and 4 nights twin accommodation at Wallaroo Outback Retreat
      • Wholesome country meals
      • Survey equipment
      • Expert ecological guide and commentator
    • Tour Size:

      Up to 16 (minimum numbers apply)

    • Beginning & End Times:

      Sunday 13 October to Friday 18 October 2024


      View the itinerary and more information here
    • Accommodation:

      Wallaroo Outback Retreat

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