Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Atherton Tablelands

10 day tour  (Tour C1) & 13 day tour (Tour CG1)

Tour Cost:      10 day $3,500 per person (add $380 single supplement)
13 day $4,500 per person (add $480 single supplement)
Number of Passengers: 4-7
Includes: all meals, accommodation, park entrance fees, and cruises

10 day tour C1

We will visit over 20 different areas on this tour from dry open country, rainforests, wetlands, lakes, streamside forests, mangroves, coastal mudflats to fabulous coral cays.

On this tour we will do a day trip out to Michaelmas Cay to look for some of our wonderful seabirds and other marine creatures.

The tour will include a 3 day/2 night all inclusive stay aboard a luxurious 80 foot vessel for our floating accommodation. There will be unlimited snorkelling and sea kayaking over clam gardens and coral reefs. We also visit seagrass beds to look for Dugongs.

We do a Daintree River Cruise

Then we head up to the Tablelands for some rainforest, open country, bush birding including a cruise on Lake Barrine and entrance to a property to see the local Rock Wallabies. After a fantastic stay on the Tablelands it is back to Cairns to do some birding around the various local hot spots.

13 day tour CG1

On completing the 10 day tour there is an option for a further three days to bird in the dry open country near Georgetown some 404km south west of Cairns. Included on this tour is a narrow Gorge Tour.

Potential Bird Species Cairns, Reef & Tablelands

Cassowary Brown Booby            Great-billed Heron
Brolga Sarus Crane  Black-necked Stork
Striated Heron Glossy Ibis Rajah Shelduck
Green Pygmy-goose Cotton Pygmy-goose         Grey Goshawk
Red Goshawk Pacific Baza Osprey
Australian Brush-turkey Orange-footed Scrubfowl Bush Stonecurlew
Beach Stonecurlew Buff-breasted Button-quail King Quail
White-browed Crake Red-necked Crake Bush-hen       
Waders Gull-billed Tern Black-naped Tern
Roseate Tern Sooty Tern Bridled Tern
Common Noddy Lesser Frigatebird Greater Frigatebird
Figbird Squatter Pigeon Pigeons/Doves
Red-winged Parrot Channel-billed Cuckoo      Blue-winged Kookaburra
Dollarbird       Papuan Nightjar Noisy Pitta
Singing Bushlark Australia Ground Thrush     Barred Cuckoo-shrike
Varied Triller  Cicadabird   White-browed Robin
Grey-headed Robin            Lemon-breasted Flycatcher Grey Whistler
Little Shrike-thrush Shining Flycatcher Black-faced Monarch
Spectacled Monarch Pied Monarch White-eared Monarch
Yellow-breasted Boatbill Chowchilla Tawny Grassbird
Fernwren Yellow-throated Scrubwren Atherton Scrubwren
Large-billed Scrubwren Mangrove Gerygone Fairy Gerygone
Helmeted Friarbird Lewin’s Honeyeater Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater White-throated Honeyeater Graceful Honeyeaters
Bridled Honeyeater White-gaped Honeyeater Yellow Honeyeater
Mangrove Honeyeater Bar-breasted Honeyeater Brown-backed Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater Rufous-throated Honeyeater Scarlet Honeyeater
Yellow-bellied Sunbird Black-throated Finch Blue-faced Finch
Crimson Finch Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Metallic Starling
Spangled Drongo Black Butcherbird Spotted Catbird
Great Bowerbird Tooth-billed Bowerbird Golden Bowerbird
Victoria’s Riflebird Yellow Oriole             

Potential Birds of the Georgetown District

Squatter Pigeon Cotton Pygmy Goose Cockatiel
Black Bittern Plumed WhistleDuck Wandering Whistle Duck
Painted Snipe Apostlebird Diamond Dove
Blue Faced Honeyeater Zebra Finch Black Throated Finch
Dollarbird Black Tailed Treecreeper Yellow Tinted Honeyeater
Budgerigar Red Winged Parrot Rufous Songlark
Pale Headed Rosella    

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