Northern Australia

'Outback Birding' tour

Cairns to Darwin.

17 Days of exceptional birding in Cairns,Atherton Tablelands,Karumba,Lawn Hill Gorge,Mt Isa, Tennant Creek, Barkly Tablelands, Pine Creek,Mataranka and the greater Darwin region.

"Simply the best of North Australian Birding."    

With a maximum of 4 guests only, experience excellence in service whilst traveling in luxury 4WD Landcruisers under the professional guidance of two of Australia's most experienced birdwatching guides.

David Mead from Great Northern Birdwatching Tours (Cairns) and Luke Paterson from NT Bird Specialists (Darwin) have joined resources to create a limited Australian-first birdwatching opportunity.

This extraordinary adventure will have you witnessing dramatic changes in eco-systems, avifauna and not to mention simply spectacular Australian Outback scenery.

Our exploration begins in the tropical rainforests of North Queensland and then moves through open savannahs, escarpment country of Lawn Hill Gorge, Mt Isa region, the dry arid zones of the Barkley Tablelands area, beautiful Mataranka and finally finishing with outstanding birding in the Greater Darwin area. This tour also departs in reverse from Darwin, swapping guides in Mt Isa to maximise the best local knowledge around.

The substantial amount of country covered on this tour will provide access to an extraordinary species list. A few of the highlights will be Grey Falcon, Yellow Chat, 10 species of Grassfinch, 5 Bowerbirds, Victoria's Riflebird, Fernwren, Chowchilla along with all the other Wet Tropic endemics, plus 3 Grasswrens Dusky, Kalkadoon and Carpentarian, also Buff-sided Robin, Purple-crowned Faiywren, Flock Bronzewing and many, many more!

2021 Departure date:      

                           26th of July 2021 (Sold Out)

2022 Departure date:

                           27th August 2022

Cost: $13799 A.U.D. per person (twin share) single supplement $1499.

Please email expressions of interest.

Civid-19 Update. Our Terms for booking and securing a seat on this exclusive tour have been amended to help guests meet the covid-19 challenges. A 10% deposit is required to confirm your booking and full payment is required 60 days prior to departure. If due to covid-19 the tour schedule is interrupted you will receive a full credit of deposit paid towards another one of our extended tours at a later date.

Full health and hygiene safety plans will be in place during the tour. Further updates to our safety plan will be implemented if required due to changes in regulations.

Some of our target species