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Day Tours

For those with limited time  day tours are probably the best option. We offer a number of different day tours. All can be customised to suit the clients wants and abilities. For example a birding tour for someone who would just like to see  as many birds well as they can  will need a different tour for someone who has a hit list of target species. Likewise photographers have very different needs than general birders or naturalists.

Your guides will be very experienced in the local area and will  travel with:

  • complementary water in the vehicle.
  • reference  books in the vehicle
  • bird lists  for the Wet Tropics area
  • spotting scope in the vehicle
  • covid 19 safety equipment (see our covid 19 safety policy)

If you require extra binoculars please let us know 3 days prior to the tour and we will be happy to lend you a pair for the duration of your tour provided we have them available.

Southern Tablelands Birdwatching # 1

A full guided day tour that visits a variety of different habitats in the Highlands above Cairns.  The actual itinerary will vary depending on weather, time of year, bird movements and the special requests of clients.

Tablelands Wildlife Tour

Full day tour that includes lunch. We visit a variety of habitats around the Cairns/Tablelands area looking at a the whole range of local wildlife from butterflies to birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and frogs. For those who don't want such an early start this tour can be modified for specific interests.

Northern Tablelands Birdwatching Tour

Full day birding tour that includes lunch and morning tea. We visit a variety of habitats starting in the rainforest around Cassowary House where the full range of low to mid level rainforest birds can be seen and a few surprising high level ones as well. Victoria's Riflebirds  and Cassowaries are amongst the regular visitors […]

Southern Tablelands Birdwatching Tour # 2

Full day birding tour that includes lunch. Visit a variety of habitats around the scenic tableland including old growth rainforest, woodland, crater lakes, wetlands and grassland. Search for local endemics such as Golden Bowerbird, Chowchilla and Fernwren.

Lunch with Platypus

A short (1/2 day) tour with an early start takes you up onto the Tablelands where after a short early morning nature walk you can have breakfast while watching these iconic animals in their natural habitat. At certain times of the year this is better done as Lunch with Platypus as they are not particularly […]

Cairns Half Day Birdwatching Tour

Cairns and its immediate hinterland offers a number of great birding sites. Whilst the most famous is undoubtedly the Esplanade with its flocks of shorebirds on the mudflats, mangrove species at the northern end plus parrots and honeyeaters amongst the species in the park, there are a number of other sites also worth visiting both […]

Daintree Dawn Bird Cruise & Mt Lewis Birdwatching Day

An early start allows us to join the early morning famous Daintree River bird cruise where Great-billed Herons, a variety of kingfishers and Black Bitterns can be amongst the stars. After breakfast we visit the Mt Lewis massif which towers over the surrounding area. With a variety of different altitudinal height bands this is one […]

Atherton Tablelands Spotlighting Tour

An evening tour which takes you up onto the Tablelands. We visit private land with restricted access and walk through the forest looking for some of the unique endemic fauna of this region.