Welcome to Denise Goodfellow's website
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow is a birdwatching/natural history guide, environmental/Indigenous tourism consultant and writer. She began guiding in 1983. Most of her clientele are well-educated, well-travelled Americans who hear of her by word of mouth. As a biological consultant she has conducted fauna surveys in the remote Top End, often solo. In 1981 she stood for Council to save mangrove habitat. Denise is a published author of books including “Birds of Australia’s Top End” - described as winning ‘top honors’ by American Birdwatcher’s Digest), and ‘impressive’ by the American Birding Association’s Winging It) - her autobiographical Quiet Snake Dreaming and Fauna of Kakadu and The Top End, which has been used as a “core text” of the University of NSW’s summer school since 2000.
This information resource is published to provide you with an insight into life in Australia's Top End - in the Northern Territory - including information about how to defeat infestations of gamba grass and how to create hand sanitiser from common household ingredients.
US audiences have enthusiastically welcomed the sustainable tourism and inter-cultural insights presented in lectures by Australian eco-tourism expert Denise Goodfellow.
Denise, a Darwin-based author who also runs an eco-tourism business, started the US lecture tour earlier this month in the north western state of Washington.
Topics covered during Denise’s two-month lecture tour include the wildlife and wetlands of northern Australia, bird watching in the Top End and indigenous perspectives on conservation.