Juvenile White-bellied Sea Eagle flying over Ooncooncoo Bay, Russell Island
Photo Credit: Terry McParlane

These guided tours will highlight the history of Russell Island, and our knowledgeable Conservation Team will introduce you to some of the island’s unique flora and fauna. We are fortunate to have an abundance of birds, marine species including dugong, dolphins, and several species of sea turtle, as well as mangrove, saltmarsh, melaleuca wetland, wet and dry heath, and forested areas, across our four islands.

Running Wild Tour Guide showing visitors the remains of a barge at the historical Jacksonville jetty, Russell Island.
Remains of barge at historical Jacksonville jetty, Russell Island

Our guides will pick you up and return you to the Russell Island passenger ferry terminal, and you will be driven between locations in our minibus. Walking parts of the tour will range from 10 to 20 minutes in various locations, all over easy terrain – although the ground can be uneven at times. Please be sure to wear closed toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a little bit muddy if it’s been raining, and bring a hat and water bottle. Some sets of binoculars, a spotting scope, and flora and fauna field guides will be supplied.

Bookings are essential, so choose your tour day and time, and group size below to confirm your tickets, or phone 0473 435 086 for more information or to book over the phone.

We endeavour to make each of our tour experiences accessible, so please talk to our staff about your or your group’s needs.

This tour is one of many on offer during the 2022 Tide Festival.

Please make sure to scroll down within this booking window below to see all available dates, and then to follow all steps to make a booking.

The planning phase of this program was proudly funded and supported by the Australian Government, as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building, Economic Participation Grant Program.