CAIRNS

Birdwatching Tours

Tours priced from:

$150

  • 5HR, 8HR OR 9HR TOURS
  • SMALL GROUP – 4 MAX
  • NEW MODEL LUXURY VEHICLES
  • EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDE
  • ETHICAL BIRDING PRINCIPLES

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Specialists in Cairns Birdwatching

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. 

Victoria’s Riflebird (fem)

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.

Victoria’s Riflebird (male)

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.

ALL TOURS BEGIN IN CAIRNS

Tour Options

 

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.

Lovely Fairywren (fem)

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.

Our ‘Big Day Out’ tour option will see our group birding north from Cairns along the coast then west up onto the Northern Tablelands. Including Mt Lewis, Julatten and Mt Molloy which makes for a verY exciting day, covering areas from the Cairns waterfront to the ‘Edge of the Outback’.

We also recommend and can help structure a suitable itinerary for 2-3 day options to explore the Cairns region/Daintree River, Cairns region/Michaelmus Cay/Great Barrier Reef, Cairns/Cooktown/Daintree circuits, or multi-day Cairns/Tablelands region. Please enquire below.

Rufous Owl 

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The Tour Includes

 

BIRD LISTS

For your reference

Binoculars

For you to borrow

spotting scope

Waders and shorebirds

4WD PICK UP

Airport or accomodation

Flexible Timing

We aim to please

FLEXIBLE AREA

Have you a location in mind?

PHOTOGRAPHY REQUEST

We can work with you

MEALS NOT INCLUDED

Sorry, not on day trips

target species

Tailored requests, just ask

Black-necked Stork