Cairns Birdwatching

Golden Bowerbird (M) When it comes to birding in Far North Queensland, Cairns is perfectly situated to base yourself and explore a number of iconic birding locations.

With our business base right in the centre of Cairns we are able to pick you up straight from the airport or your motel accommodation. Giving you the opportunity to experience very quickly, how wonderful the birding can be. Let us help you unlock the secrets of a variety of eco-systems, including the Cairns waterfront, or the stunning Northern Beaches, a myriad of wetlands and of course seek out the endemics of the Atherton Tablelands 'World Heritage Listed' rainforests.

Great Northern Birdwatching Tours have a variety of options for the visiting birder, from half day to multi-day, accommodated adventures. Depending on time available and whether you have a target species list or specific photography ambitions, your local guide David Mead will endeavour to structure an itinerary to suit your needs.

Cairns is unmatched by any other birding region in Australia when it comes to the sheer number and diversity of avifauna species within a days drive.

Lesser Sooty Owl

# Our 'Big Day Out' birding tour option will see our group also birding north west of Mareeba which will extensively add to an already diverse day of birdwatching covering areas from the Cairns waterfront to the 'Edge of the Outback'.

# We also recommend and can help guide you on  2-3 day options for the Cairns region/Daintree River cruise, Cairns region/Michaelmus Cay/Great Barrier Reef or Cairns/Cooktown/Daintree circuits, or multi-day Cairns/Tablelands region. Please enquire.

Cairns Birdwatching Tour Options


Option 1: Half Day (5hrs)

Option 2: Full day (8 hrs) Cairns & Northern Beaches

Option 3: 'Big Day Out' (9 hrs) Cairns, Mt Lewis, Julatten & Mt Molloy areas.

Departing From: Cairns
Departure Time: 6.30 am
Return Time: Variable depending on time, tour option or requests.
Tour Includes:


Spare binoculars

Spotting Scope with vehicle.

Cairns airport or accommodation pick-up and drop off.

Flexible timing and area/species requests.

# These Cairns region day tour options, 'Do Not' include meals.

Requests: Sole charter for target species.
Specific photography requests welcome.

Max 4 persons.

Option 1: Half day (5 hrs) $150 pp Single person $210
Option 2: Full day  (8hrs) $240 p.p, single person $350

Option 3: 'Big Day Out'  (9hrs) $290 pp. Single person $410

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