Do you want to make the most of your time in Far North Queensland? Let our experienced bird and wildlife guides show you the natural wonders that it has to offer.
There is an incredible diversity of wildlife up here with some great mammals – the iconic Platypus and the ungainly Tree Kangaroo are always firm favourites – plus a good variety of reptiles, frogs, insects and orchids and the biggest avifauna of anywhere in Australia including 15 endemic species. All these can be found amongst beautiful scenery with a wide variety of habitats from waterfalls to rainforests, wetlands to dry eucalypt woodlands and of course the coast. There is something to interest everyone.
The Wet Tropics ( Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands), which cover only 0.12% of the countries area, are home to 40% of Australia’s bird species. However, it is not only birds that are well represented here. It also has 36% of Australia’s mammal species (including 30% of the marsupials, 48% of the bats, 25% of the rodents), 25% of it’s frogs, 23% of it’s reptiles, 41% of it’s freshwater fishes, and 60% of it’s butterflies. The plant world is also well represented with 65% of the ferns, 21% of the cycads, 37% of the conifers and 30% of the countries orchids all to be found in this small area. It is a “must visit” destination for any natural history enthusiast.
Whether you have just generally interest in wildlife and visiting beautiful places or have a specific wants list, our expert bird and natural history guides are here to help you both around the Cairns/Tablelands area and further afield up Cape York or over to the Gulf of Carpentaria. We have a number of ready-made itineraries, for half or full day trips plus longer accommodated tours and are happy to customise our tours to suit your areas of interest and expertise. We welcome families and love to help introduce children to the natural world. We are also happy to run tours specifically for photographers and realise their needs can be very different to those of other wildlife enthusiasts.
We believe in ethical bird and wildlife watching as we want future generations to still be able enjoy the things we show you now.
If you are interested in tours further afield in Australia or overseas check out our sister company Sicklebill Safaris which offers the same service to the rest of Australia plus many overseas destinations including New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and other Pacific Islands, Japan, Asia, the Middle East and some great African destinations.
Our guides live and work in the area
We specialise in small groups of no more than 6 people
All our guides have the necessary permits, insurances, licenses and authorisations
All our tours use comfortable air-conditioned vehicles