• Meet the MacDonnell’s from “Wallaroo” – The Biggest Billy Tea

    July 27, 2017
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    Justin & Pauline MacDonnell and their young family are the owners of “Wallaroo”, a 71,000 acre cattle station nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges in Outback Queensland.  In between tours with their partner, BOOBOOK Ecotours and working on the farm, the MacDonnell’s find time to have fun with neighbours and to support difference-making charities. Here’s what… Read more »

  • Meet the MacDonnell’s from “Wallaroo” – Deportment classes

    July 20, 2017
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    Justin & Pauline MacDonnell and their young family are the owners of “Wallaroo”, a 71,000 acre cattle station nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges in Outback Queensland.  The property is part of BOOBOOK’s Ecotours, where guests in small intimate groups enjoy private access to this diverse property with local ecologist, Craig Eddie as one of the… Read more »

  • Shinglebacks on Tour

    July 13, 2017
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    What are Shinglebacks? Shinglebacks are a skink, which is a type of lizard. At 40 cm long and up to 900 grams, they’re one of the largest skinks in the world. What do they look like? They’re similar to their cousins; the Blue-tongued Lizard, because they have a blue tongue. But Shinglebacks are heavily armoured… Read more »

  • John Snow and GIS

    July 6, 2017
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    What is GIS? GIS stands for geographical information systems and is a tool that allows for the recording, visualisation, manipulation and analysis of geographical information. GIS is anything from the creation of basic maps to the management of spatial information databases to sophisticated geospatial analysis. What kind of stuff can you do with GIS? GIS… Read more »

  • Old MacDonnell Report – The Jackaroo Act

    June 29, 2017
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    Justin & Pauline MacDonnell and their young family are the owners of “Wallaroo”, a 71,000 acre cattle station nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges in Outback Queensland.  They run this property in conjunction with another located in the fertile Arcadia Valley.  “Wallaroo” with its cycad-filled gorges, unique Aboriginal art and amazing rock formations is part of… Read more »

  • New Zealanders Fall in Love with BOOBOOK’s Ecotour “Wonders of Wallaroo”

    June 22, 2017
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    BOOBOOK Ecotours and their partners Pauline & Justin MacDonnell from “Wallaroo” recently hosted a section of the “Big Sky Country Drive Outback Tour” to showcase inland Australia for New Zealand Travel Agents in conjunction with Outback Queensland. Here’s what our guests had to say: Excellent from start to finish The glamping tents were amazing The… Read more »

  • Ecotourism: More than Just a Trip Outdoors

    April 10, 2017
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    Ecotourism is defined as ‘tourism directed towards natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife’. As ecologists, botanists, flora, and fauna experts, the BOOBOOK team aren’t just guides, they’re scientists. Dedicating their lives to ecological exploration and understanding has led the team to become ecotourism providers. Ecotourism providers are dedicated to the conservation… Read more »

  • Why Travel the Outback?

    February 3, 2017
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    Nothing says Australia quite like our unique and wonderful Outback. In the Roma and Injune regions of Queensland we have it all – the open spaces that stretch out forever, awesome weather carved sandstone gorges, beautiful sunsets, dinosaur footprints, clear open skies, Aboriginal history and colourful characters that helped to build and make our outback… Read more »

  • Meet our Guides

    February 3, 2017
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  • What to Wear Off Track in the Australian Outback

    February 3, 2017
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    Cover up is the motto! Although shorts in some instances can be OK too. After working in Australia’s great outdoors for over forty years we, at BOOBOOK, still find it most comfortable to wear jeans and a long sleeve shirt. Not only does this protect us from sunburn during summer and keep us warmer in… Read more »

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