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Extended Tours for North Queensland

Iron Range bird tour

Iron Range - Cape York – fly in fly out ex Cairns
Wet Season

6 days - 5 nights - 4 persons 

19th to 24th January 2025 (Sold Out)

(late January to miss the crowds!)

Fly-in-fly out Cairns to Iron Range- January 2024

Iron Range bird tour
Iron Range bird tour

Birding between Lockhart River and Portland Roads by 4 wheel drive.

 

Bird Highlights:

Papuan Pitta, Palm Cockatoo, Marbled Frogmouth, Magnificent Riflebird, Red-cheeked Parrot, Papuan Eclectus, 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, Tropical Scrubwren and many more.

 

This tour is run in late January to miss the crowds and still see the PNG migratory birds and summer breeding events and give you the best possible chance to view some of the birds special to Cape York.

 

Accommodation is at the Green Hoose in air-conditioned en-suite rooms. Your tour includes air-conditioned accommodation, four wheel drive hire, guides and all meals. Guiding by Doug Herrington.

 

BOOKINGS : PHONE  0418 757 288

OR

E-MAIL: herrington01@bigpond.com

Cape York bird tour

Pittas at the Tip of Cape York – fly in fly out ex Cairns
Wet Season

6 days - 5 nights 

January 2025 (CANCELLED)

(early January)

Fly-in-fly out Cairns to Bamaga- January 2025

Cape York bird tour
Cape York bird tour

Birding between the Tip of Cape York and the Jardine Rivers by 4-wheel drive.

 

Bird Highlights:

Papuan Pitta, Palm Cockatoo, Marbled Frogmouth, Magnificent Riflebird, Ashy-bellied White-eye, Yellow White-eye, Frilled-necked Monarch, Trumpet Manucode, Northern Scrub-robin, White-browed Robin, Spotted Whistling-Duck, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Yellow-legged Flycatcher, White-streaked Honeyeater, Tawny-breasted Honeyeater, Tropical Scrubwren and many more.

 

This tour is run in early January to miss the crowds and coincide with the arrival of the PNG migratory birds and summer breeding events and give you the best possible chance to view some of the birds special to Cape York. We also include a walk to the very northern most point of the Australian mainland for those who would like to get there.

 

Accommodation is at the Cape York Peninsula Lodge in air-conditioned en-suite rooms. Your tour includes air-conditioned accommodation, four wheel drive hire, guides and all meals. Guiding by Doug Herrington and possibly Rob Reed.

 

BOOKINGS : PHONE  0418 757 288

OR

E-MAIL: herrington01@bigpond.com

Cape York Peninsula 7days
Lakefield NP, Iron Range NP, 
Artemis Station

Cape York birding tour
7days - Minimum 2 - Maximum 3 passengers
17th - 22nd May 2024  -  Sold out
16th - 22nd June 2024   -  Sold out
20th - 26th July 2024   -  Sold out
September 202  -  Expressions of interest
October 2024   -  Expressions of interest
17th - 23rd November 2024   -  One Double (2 people) available
Cost: from $5295 per person twin share+$500 single supplement

This tour departs from Cairns travelling north along the Peninsula Development road to Artemis, a working cattle station, and then to the Musgrave area where we target the Red Goshawk and Golden-shouldered Parrot. We travel on to Iron Range via Coen exploring along the way. The next few days are spent birding Lockhart River, Iron Range, Chilli Beach and Portland Roads. We return to Musgrave for one or two more night where we explore the northern section of Lakefield National Park for finches, honeyeaters and owls before returning to Cairns.

Bird Highlights:

Palm Cockatoo, Golden-shouldered Parrot, Red Goshawk, Marbled Frogmouth, Magnificent Riflebird, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Frilled-necked Monarch, Trumpet Manucode, Northern Scrub-robin, White-faced Robin, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Yellow-legged Flycatcher, White-streaked Honeyeater, Tawny-breasted Honeyeater, Graceful Honeyeater, Red-cheeked Parrot, Papuan Eclectus, Green-backed Honeyeater, Tropical Scrubwren and many more.


BOOKINGS : PHONE  0418 757 288
OR
E-MAIL: herrington01@bigpond.com

Cape York birding tour
Cape York Birding Tour
Cape York birding tour
Wet Tropics birding tour

Queensland Wet Tropics Endemics - ex Cairns

2 to 6 days - departures June to January - Min 2 - Max 4 persons
Cost: from $750 per person twin share - dependant on number of days and passenger numbers
Wet Tropics birding tour
Wet Tropics birding tour

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, Little Kingfisher and Papuan Frogmouth or a visit to Etty Bay to observe the Southern 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. 

Birding Highlights:

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.

BOOKINGS : PHONE  0418 757 288

OR

E-MAIL: herrington01@bigpond.com

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