Northern Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria, is a large shallow sea enclosed on three sides and bordered on the northern edge by the Arafura Sea. From Cairns in Far North Queensland the drive west across to the Gulf Country is one of Australia's best kept secrets. Marvel at the constant changing landscapes as you travel through savannah grasslands, open sclerophyll forests, a myriad of waterways that finally pour into the Gulf's expansive delta system.
This fully accommodated, 10 day birdwatching tour is designed to showcase a few of the regions iconic birding destinations, including Georgetown, Normanton, Karumba, Burketown and a highlight of the trip 'Boodjamulla' (Lawn Hill National Park) including 2 nights stay at the beautiful Adels Grove and then on to Riversleigh and Mt Isa. Additional experiences include lunch at the remote Leichardt Falls, stunning sunsets in Karumba, a visit to the historical 'Burke and Wills' last dig site, as well as fantastic birding opportunities with 2 boat cruises on the Norman River in the Gulf and Lawn Hill Creek at Boodjamulla.
"OUTBACK BIRDING AT ITS BEST."
A sample of our target species would be the Pictorella, Black-throat, Long-tailed, Painted and Masked Finch, Buff-side Robin, Purple-crowned Fairywren, Sandstone Shrikethrush, Red-headed, Black-chinned, Rufous-throated, Rufous-banded and Banded Honeyeaters, Mangrove Golden and White-breasted Whistler, Cloncurry Ringneck, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Carpentarian and Kalkadoon Grasswren along with a huge selection of waders and shorebirds of the Gulf region.
Only a maximum of 4 guests will be joining David Mead, on this incredible birding adventure, so be early to grab your chance to travel in comfort with an experienced North Queensland guide and really enjoy a remarkable piece of Outback Australia.
# Please email for full itinerary and key target species.
# See tour overview map below.
|Accommodated:||Yes (all ensuited, a/con rms)|
|Locations Visited:||Georgetown, Karumba, Burketown, Gregory River, Boodjamulla, Riversleigh, Mt Isa.|
25th May 2021 (Sold Out)
1st September 2021 ( Sold out)
# Please note you can go an a reserve list in the advent of a cancellation on any of the 2021 tours).
24th May 2022. (1 seat left)
|Requests:||Group charter for target species.
Specialist photography enquiries.
All requests welcome.
# Includes, accommodation, all meals, permits.
# Norman River (Karumba) and Lawn Hill Gorge boat cruises.
# Riversleigh Fossil site visit.
# Bird lists, spare binoculars, spotting scope with vehicle.
# Cost 2021 : $ 6250 AUD. inc gst. pp (twin share). Single sup. $850 AUD.
# Cost 2022 : $6550 AUD. inc gst. pp (twin share). Single sup. $850 AUD.
# Max 4 Min 2 persons only.