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Relax aboard Sandytown River Cruise’s ‘Balonne Barroo Andoo’ and let their experienced guide, Brett Schweikert, take you on an unforgettable cruise down St George’s mighty Balonne River.

Born in St George, Brett started his career as a local mechanic before leaving to travel extensively throughout Australia and study environmental engineering at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. Eventually he succumbed to the magnetism of St George and the Balonne River, and returned to his old stomping ground in the hopes of finding a way to combine his passion for the environment, St George’s local culture and people, and his own laid-back lifestyle. And boy did he ever! 

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Now working as a well-informed local guide for Sandytown River Cruises, Brett operates a wide variety of river tours including a leisurely afternoon cruise and a full moon evening cruise.

On every tour he provides guests with succinct and informative commentary, teaching them about the beautiful Balonne river, its cultural aspects and the area's local flora and fauna – which consists of over 230 species of birds, including pelicans, cockatoos and eagles!

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So why not pack some drinks and nibbles (it’s BYO!) and experience the beauty and tranquillity of a riverside cruise, with EA’s newest Nature Tourism certified operator. There’s so much to see and learn about this fascinating place in the outback!

“This is an enjoyable comfortable and surprisingly inexpensive way to. Brett, our well-informed local guide, left us with a much better understanding of this special place than we could have got anywhere else.”

– Delma (Guest).


For more information about Sandytown River Cruises, visit their website or Facebook page.

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