Nature Bound Australia – Queensland

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Are you seeking some Queensland holiday experiences specially designed for Over 50s and solo travellers, offering a deep connection to nature, culture and community? Nature Bound conducts similar holidays Australia-wide.

Share the spirit of adventure and serendipity moments with a genuine small group of three-seven like minded travellers.

Enjoy scenic outback tours, guided walks in pristine National Parks and world heritage wilderness areas.

Nature Bound’s extended journeys feature immersive moments in ancient landscapes, iconic seascapes, pristine forests, wildlife habitats and arousing desert heartlands.

At night relax with creature comforts, quality accommodation and meals.

Discover how your connection to nature and essence of place is at the heart of your well being, inspiration and revitalisation.

Current journeys include exclusively selected destinations and comfortable 4WD travel, enhanced by 30 years touring experience and specialist local guides.

Savour the authentic story telling drawn from previous journeys Australia wide, Indigenous culture, nature, folklore and legend.

Nature Bound’s accreditations range across transport, National Park access, Ecotourism Australia, Uluru Kata Tjuta Guiding with a responsible travel ethic.

Adventure knowing all expectations are covered by personalised consideration of your special interests and needs, empathy and an all inclusive price.

Collaborate personally, over a bespoke, exclusively private, tailored tour.

In describing their Nature Bound experience, guests have highlighted – “it is like travelling with the best of old friends”

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Over 11 days discover the feet friendly trails and stunning scenery along the Great Dividing Range of New South Wales and Queensland

One of the finest guided walking tours in Australia’s world heritage wilderness and National Parks.

Explore Australia’s most influential land form, evolution and natural heritage in the high country

A “green” journey in contrast to the arid outback perception of Australia.

Visit Girraween and Bald Rock National Parks, World Heritage New England, Oxley Wild Rivers, Barrington Tops and Greater Blue Mountains National Parks

Wander through wild landscapes of giant granite monoliths, tors and precariously balanced boulders, resulting from powerful acts of nature over 225 million years

Explore the amazing escarpment and canyon trails of the Greater Blue Mountains, a one million hectare reserve preserved for its geographic, botanic and cultural values

View tortuous gorges and waterfalls carving into the New England and Oxley Wild Rivers National Parks

Take a guided tour deep into the wondrous world of historic limestone caves

Enjoy back country insights into bushranger legends, pioneering history, pastoral stations and dynasties, plus villages of the “Forgotten Valley”, roads designed and built in the convict era

Witness some of the finest untracked wilderness panoramas in Australia

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A small group 14 day outback adventure where three states meet, literally, “just around the corner”.

An experiential visit to a vast, beautiful desert heartland, rich in migrating birds and ranging wildlife.

Revisit the absorbing history and demise of resolute explorers, Afghan Cameleers, pioneers and pastoralists pursuing their vision.

Visit the Sturt National Park, legendary Cooper Creek and Channel Country, Burke & Wills Dig Tree, the remote outposts of Birdsville, Innamincka, Tibooburra and Cameron Corner.

Picture yourself, standing alone on a million acre property, in awe of vast horizons, the Strzelecki Desert, Sturt Stony Desert, Simpson Desert and magnificent “Big Red”.

Savour the colour, form and texture, in glimmering gibber plains of reds and purples, the rusty mesas of “Jump-Up” country, the crested red sand ridges and swales sculptured by prevailing breezes.

Witness the life and times of Cattle King Sidney Kidman, isolated, resilient outback characters, profound friendships and amazing ingenuity – in essence the Spirit of Australia

Watch glorious sunrises and sunsets and at night the expansive arrival of amazing starlit skies. Moments of mindfulness abound.

Reflect too, on the environmental challenges around wild rivers, pristine wilderness, the march of seasons, resource exploration and nature enhanced organic farming.

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Revitalise yourself, feet first, with short immersive guided walks in the distinctive world heritage wilderness, located in border regions of Queensland and New South Wales

Over 7 days visit National Parks of the Border Ranges, Main Range, Mt French, Girraween, Bald Rock, New England and Oxley Wild Rivers.

Embrace the intriguing simplicity and complexity of the natural world drawing focus away from those daily lifestyle pressures.

Retreat to quality accommodation and creature comforts each evening in an all inclusive escape.

Follow park trails through extruding granite monoliths, boulders and slabs.

Gaze into dramatic gorges carved by Oxley Wild Rivers into the New England tableland.

Stand on the vertical rim of an extinct volcano surrounded by curtains of air plants and mystic moss gardens, home to ancient Antarctic Beech and Gondwana rainforest.

Enjoy a chance meeting with local residents, the Superb Lyrebird, endangered Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby, or Spotted Tail Quoll. Search the ravines for Peregrine Falcons or thermals for Wedge-tailed Eagles.

Follow the Waterfall Way to a contrasting selection of iconic coastal rivers, capes and headlands.

Be energised by a memorable Pacific sunrise.

The tour may be customised to a 4 or 5 day exclusive private group journey, by arrangement.

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Explore the legendary inland rivers from source to sea, through Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

Historic waterways and wildlife corridors winding their way 3,000 kms through the remote Outback

10 days travelling back roads through 170 years of settlement.

Reflect on times of Indigenous occupation and culture, inland exploration and once bustling river ports.

Discover the real Australia beyond the “Back of Bourke”, the woolsheds and homesteads of historic pastoral stations and dynasties.

Imagine yourself strolling alone on the secluded banks of the Darling River, with majestic River Red Gums and prolific birdlife for company.

The heady days of 200 paddle steamers, hauling thousands of wool bales down stream from remote river ports.

Seek an understanding of the culture and Aboriginal communities which lived a life of plenty on the shores of world heritage Mungo Lake.

How the sands of time have revealed the world’s oldest cremation and ritual burial sites of Mungo Man and Mungo Woman, the remains of 135 other modern humans and extinct animal species.

Chat with self-reliant locals who have lived a life by the rivers, adapting to “droughts and flooding rains”

Assimilate today’s environmental issues around sacred water resources and climate.

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A unique scenic and guided walking holiday, 15 days immersed in the natural wonders of 12 Australian National Parks.

Gain a richer understanding of Australia’s world heritage legacy, in one experiential journey.

Visit the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave and Fraser Islands.

Join a 4WD safari along glorious beaches, by multi-coloured sand cliffs, pristine lakes and towering forests of the largest sand island in the world

Enjoy a day cruise to a picture perfect tropical island, complete with coral gardens and marine creatures.

Head for the places, people and character of Queensland’s Outback

Walk the towering gorges and canyons of Carnarvon Gorge, the dissected Central Highlands.

Study galleries of Rock Art, the story telling of our First Nation Peoples

Explore the expansive granite belt, home to Girraween and Bald Rock National Parks, spring wildflowers and largest granite monolith in the Southern Hemisphere

Enter the New England Wilderness, with its ancient Gondwana Rainforests, tortuous escarpments and wild river gorges of 150 million years

From snow gum highlands to the surf, journey through the big rivers and picturesque “rainbow country” to iconic Cape Byron.

The perfect holiday for international visitors, also “Aussies” seeking a broader appreciation of their country.

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A journey of complete contrast, 13 days celebrating both the Queensland outback and Great Barrier Reef.

Visit the “Age of Dinosaurs, Museum of Natural History”, “Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame”, Winton and Longreach townships, Salvator Rosa and Carnarvon Gorge National Parks, World Heritage Lady Musgrave and Fraser Islands and Great Barrier Reef.

Immerse yourself in the heart warming spirit of the bush, quality national exhibits presented by authentic outback folk, celebrating Australia’s legendary bush heroes.

Enjoy short guided wilderness walks. Connect with country village communities.

Visit dinosaur stampede tracks frozen from a moment in time, 95 million years ago.

Dine where Australia’s national song, Waltzing Matilda was first performed.

Journey along old bullock trails, dubbed the “Wilderness Way“.

Explore the sandstone peaks, walls, gorges and canyons of Salvator Rosa and Carnarvon Gorge in the central highlands.

Savour the world heritage qualities of two delightful islands.

Take a day cruise to “paradise” where coral gardens form an azure lagoon. A jewel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Snorkel with turtles and marine creatures.

Join a 4WD beach safari to the world’s largest sand island with its extensive sand blows, multi-coloured sand cliffs, pristine freshwater “perched lakes” and towering forests.

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