iconic national parks

Iron Range Birding Tour

Tours priced from:

$3,950

  • 7 DAYS
  • Very diverse eco-systems
  • SMALL GROUP, MIN 2 – MAX 4
  • NEW MODEL LUXURY VEHICLES
  • EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDE

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Mt Molloy, Musgrave area, Lakefield & Iron Range National Parks, Quintel and Chilli Beach, Portland Rds and the Claudie River system.

Crimson Finch (White-bellied)

Frill-necked Monarch

This tour departs from and returns to Cairns and takes in two iconic national parks, both world-renowned birding hotspots, add in some hidden waterholes on a Cape York working cattle station and you have an incredible mix of Australian landscapes.

On the first leg of this trip the Cape York endemic Golden-shouldered Parrot will certainly be a target, as will a variety of North Australian Finches, Honeyeaters and Waterbirds, as we explore some open savannah country interspersed with stunning waterways and billabong areas. Stage two of this Cape York tour we will be visiting Iron Range  (Kutini-Payamu) National Park, simply one of Australia’s best birdwatching experiences.

We always fit in some night Time spotlighting in the area with Marbled and Papuan Frogmouth, Large-tailed Nightjar and a Kutini Payamu specialty the Spotted Cus Cus.

ALL TOURS BEGIN IN CAIRNS

Tour Options

 

We travel in a modern 4wd vehicle, overnight in comfortable airconditioned, ensuited accommodation and enjoy fantastic meals.

duration

7 days/6 nights

cost:

2021

$3,950 pp/twin inc. GST

$4,425 for single inc.GST

    2022

    $4,250 pp/twin inc. GST

    $4,725 for single inc.GST

    Departure Dates:

    2021

    20th of June – Sold out

    20th of August – Sold out

    22nd of September – ‘Now 2 seats available’

    # Enquire with regards to late ‘Covid’ cancellations & seat opportunities.

     2022

    29th of June – Sold Out

    17th of July – 1 seat left.

    21st of September – 1 seat left.

     

    The park contains the largest remaining lowland rainforest in Australia and is a refuge and stronghold for some very special birds, which can also be found in New Guinea.

    A small sample of birds, commonly sighted in the area are the Palm Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, White-faced Robin, Yellow-legged Flycatcher, Magnificent Riflebird, Red-cheeked Parrot and the Yellow-billed Kingfisher.

    Yellow-legged Flycatcher

    Red Goshawk (female)

    Lakefield National Park (Rinyirru) always brings up many surprises with it’s extensive waterways and open plains. Targets include  Star, Black-throat and Masked Finch, Banded, Rufous-throated, Bar-breasted and Rufous-banded Honeyeaters, Black-breasted Buzzard and many more.

    The park is home to a huge  range of raptors and waterbirds, with the added chance of sighting the very rare Red Goshawk at their seasonal nesting site.

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    White-streaked Honeyeater

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    The Tour Includes

     

    ACCOMODATION

    Comfortable 

    Air Conditioner

    To keep you cool

    Ensuite

    For your comfort

    4WD PICK UP

    Airport or accomodation

    professional guide

    Experienced & passionate

    national park permits

    Private Station Access

    BIRD LISTS

    For your reference

    Binoculars

    For you to borrow

    spotting scope

    Waders and shorebirds

    Minimum 2 guests

    Maximum 4 guests

    MEALS INCLUDED

    Delicious and filling

    4WD vehicle

    Journey in comfort

    Eclectus Parrot