IRON RANGE

Green Season Tours

  • 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
  • DRIVE & FLY
  • SMALL PERSONAL GROUPS
  • # Only 3 guests each tour in 2023.
  • ACCESS to 4WD
  • EXPERIENCED GUIDE

Enquire Now

‘Kutini Payamu’
(Iron Range National Park)

Kutini Payamu’ or Iron Range National Park is one of Australias birding hotspots. Situated in Cape York, Far North Queensland and surrounded by Australia’s largest remaining area of Lowland Tropical Rainforest.

The summer months or the ‘Green Season’ is not only full of wildlife breeding action but also heralds the arrival of a few extra migratory bird species from New Guinea, including the absolute standout, ‘Red-bellied or Papuan Pitta’.

Red-cheeked Parrot

Red-bellied Pitta

Red-bellied or Papuan Pitta

This beautiful bird forages in the rainforest gullies and undergrowth and along with other seasonal visitors, such as the Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher and Black-winged Monarch all helping to make January birding in Cape York very exciting.

# Please note after many years of guiding in Cape York through the Wet season, we have changed our policy and will only take 3 guests per tour in 2023. # Book early!

# More personal for photographers.

# More room in hire 4wd in warm conditions.

#Much easier for night time spotlighting.

 

Come along with experienced Cape York guide David Mead and marvel at ‘Kutini Payamu’ (Iron Range National Park) when it is at its very best. 

ALL TOURS BEGIN IN CAIRNS

Tour Options

 

duration

6 days / 5 nights

Cost:

$4,850 per person/twin share

$5,350 for single

Departure Dates:

5th of January 2022 – Sold out

12th of January 2022 – Sold out

4th January 2023.

11th January 2023.

An additional highlight to our birding forays in such a remote and stunning location is nightime spotlighting, when we target not only the birds (Marbled and Papuan Frogmouth, Rufous Owl and Large-tailed Nightjar), but also a couple of seasonal superstars, Green Python and Spotted Cus Cus.

Green Python

Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Of course all the regular specialities like the Palm Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Magnificent Riflebird, Red-cheeked Parrot, Frill-necked Monarch, Tawny-breasted and Green-backed Honeyeaters, Yellow-legged Flycatcher, Northern Scrub-robin are all in attendance at this time of year. Extra fauna for the broader wildlife photographers include the very elusive Canopy Goanna, Giant Tree Gecko, White-lipped Green Tree Frog, Cape York Graceful Tree Frog and a wide variety of Pythons.

Please Enquire for full itinerary

Palm Cockatoo

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED

The Tour Includes

 

2 x regional flights

Cairns/Lockhart River return

Air Conditioner

To keep you cool

Ensuite

For your comfort

PICK UP

Lockhart River Airport 

professional guide

Experienced & passionate

PRIVATE CHARTER

For specific species

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

Spotted Cus Cus