One of the best ways to see Crystal Waters, and to learn more about the history and development of the community, is to take a tour with one of our local experts.

Crystal Waters Overview and Earthcare Farm Tours
Barry O’Connell
(07) 5494 4726
I offer a standard tour lasting around 2 hours which includes

  • A brief history of Crystal Waters
  • An overview of the community and its objectives
  • Permaculture layout and design
  • A drive around the property to see items of interest
  • A visit to the guide’s home and garden
  • An exclusive tour covering Bamboo food and Asian spice plants on Earthcare Farm.

Cost is $50 for the first person then $10 for each extra person (20% goes to the Crystal Waters Community Co-op).
I can tailor tours to meet the needs of an individual or group. For an additional fee, I can organise accommodation, meals and visits to additional local places of interest.


SEED International: Sustainability Education and Ecological Design
Morag Gamble and Evan Raymond
(07)5494 4833

Permaculture tours with a focus on interaction and relevance to your needs. We demonstrate ways permaculture design can inspire and educate the whole family and enjoy working with children to share the joy that healthy living can bring. Needless to say, participants of all ages are welcome!


Guided Bird-Watching Walks
Tom Nealson
(07) 5494 4590

Discover the vibrant & abundant bird life at Crystal Waters as Tom takes you on gentle walks along the creeks, by the dams & through the forests. Over 100 species of birds have been spotted here, some are only seasonal as they follow their migration route, others are year-long residents. Tom will help to explain the behaviour of these delightful & often quirky characters as you watch them hawk for insects, gather nesting material or noisily declare their territory. The bird walk takes 1.5 hrs, cost is $60.00 for up to 2 people, add $10.00/person thereafter.


Eco Village Enterprises
Robin Clayfield
(07) 5494 4707
Crystal Waters Tours with Robin Clayfield. Short Village tours, whole Eco-Village tours with either a general, Permaculture garden, or building design focus, sustainability and Permaculture education tours, school and group tours. All tours are suited to your needs, interests and timeframe.