Georgetown, Normanton, Kurumba, Burketown, Gregory River, Adels Grove, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill), Riversleigh, Mt Isa.
"OUTBACK BIRDING AT ITS BEST."
Northern Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria, is a large shallow sea enclosed on three sides and bordered on the northern edge by the Arafura Sea. From Cairns in Far North Queensland the drive west across to the Gulf Country is one of Australia's best kept secrets. Marvel at the constant changing landscapes as you travel in comfort through open savannah grasslands, woodlands a myriad of waterways that finally pour into the Gulf's mangrove-lined delta system. In short an exciting, birdwatchers paradise.
This fully accommodated, 10 day birdwatching adventure is designed to showcase a few of the regions iconic birding destinations, including Georgetown, Normanton, Karumba, Burketown and a highlight of the trip 'Boodjamulla' (Lawn Hill National Park) including 2 nights stay at the beautiful Adels Grove and then on to Riversleigh and Mt Isa. Additional experiences include lunch at the remote Leichardt Falls, stunning sunsets in Karumba, a visit to the historical 'Burke and Wills' last dig site, as well as a boat cruise on the Norman River, Lawn Hill Gorge cruise and a visit to the Riversleigh Fossil site. A sample of our target species would be the Pictorella, Black-throat, Long-tailed and Masked Finch, Buff-side Robin, Purple-crowned Fairywren, Sandstone Shrikethrush, Red-headed, Black-chinned, Rufous-throated, Rufous-banded and Banded Honeyeaters, Mangrove Golden and White-breasted Whistler, Cloncurry Ringneck, Mangrove Robin, Arafura Fantail, Varied Lorikeet, Black-tailed Treecreeper and Kalkadoon Grasswren along with a huge selection of waders and shorebirds of the Gulf region.
We are only taking a maximum of four guests with us on this epic tour, so be early to grab your chance to travel in comfort with an experienced North Queensland guide and really enjoy one of Australias best kept secrets especially when it comes to avifauna diversity.
# Please email for full itinerary and key target species.
# See tour overview map below.
|Accommodated:||Yes (all ensuited, a/con rms)|
|Locations Visited:||Georgetown, Karumba, Burketown, Gregory River, Boodjamulla, Riversleigh, Mt Isa.|
26th May 2020
(Please email for 2020 itinerary)
|Requests:||Group charter for target species.
Specialist photography enquiries.
All requests welcome.
# Includes, accommodation, all meals, permits.
# Norman River and Lawn Hill Gorge boat cruises.
# Riversleigh Fossil site visit.
# Bird lists, spare binoculars, spotting scope with vehicle.
# $ 5750 AUD. inc gst. pp (twin share). Single sup. $750 A.U.D
# Max 4 Min 2 persons only.