Extended Tours for North Queensland
Pitta’s @ the Tip of Cape York – fly in fly out ex Cairns
6 days - 5 nights - Max 10 persons
with 2 vehicles and 2 guides
15th to 20th December 2020
Cost estimate: $4200 twin share - single supplement $400
Includes return airfare from Cairns to Bamaga,
all meals and boat trip.
Bird the northern most tip of Australia, Cape York north of the Jardine River, Bamaga, Lockerbie Scrub by 4 wheel drive and visit two uninhabited offshore islands by boat. We will also visit the tip of Cape York – the northern most point of mainland Australia.
Red-bellied/Papuan Pitta, Palm Cockatoo, Marbled Frogmouth, Magnificent Riflebird, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Frilled-necked Monarch, Trumpet Manucode, Northern Scrub-robin, White-faced Robin, Spotted Whistling-Duck, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Yellow-legged Flycatcher, White-streaked Honeyeater, Tawny-breasted Honeyeater, Pale White-eye, Yellow White-eye, Mangrove Golden Whistler, Tropical Scrubwren and many more.
This tour is run in late December to coincide with the arrival of the PNG migratory birds and summer breeding events and gives you the best possible chance to view the beautiful Papuan/Red-bellied Pitta.
Accommodation is at the Cape York Peninsula Lodge in deluxe en-suit, air-conditioned rooms. Your tour includes return airfares from Cairns airport to Bamaga, air-conditioned accommodation, four wheel drive hire, boat trips and all meals. Guiding by Doug Herrington assisted by local expert Rob Reed.
A non-refundable deposit of $800 is required as airfares are not refundable once booked!
BOOKINGS : PHONE 0418 757 288
Queensland Wet Tropics Endemics - ex Cairns
2 to 6 days - departures June to January - Min 2 - Max 6 persons
Cost: from $750 per person twin share - dependant on number of days and passenger numbers
This is a tour tailored to your taste and budget. We explore the bird life of the wet tropics with the emphasis on the 12 endemic birds. We can include a 2 hour Daintree River dawn cruise to seek out the Great-billed Heron or a visit to Etty Bay to observe the Cassowary. We can visit the Atherton Tablelands, Julatten, Daintree, Mareeba, Cairns Esplanade, Cattana Wetlands, Lake Mitchell and the famed Mt Lewis. Spotlighting for owls and nocturnal mammals and birding and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef are also optional extras that can easily be included. Accommodation from luxury to standard to suit your budget can be found.
Golden and Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Victoria's Riflebird, Chowcilla, Bower's Shrike-thrush, Southern Cassowary, Great-billed Heron, Sarus Crane, Brolga, Fernwren, Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher and many more