Gulf of Carpentaria Tour

Wet Tropics, Atherton Tableland, Georgetown, Kurumba, Burketown, Gregory River, Cloncurry, Mt Isa region. (drive/fly).


North Queensland covers a large expanse of everchanging landscapes. This fully accommodated, 10 day birdwatching tour is designed to showcase not only this remote and beautiful region, but its outstounding variety of avifauna. A great mixture of  birding hotspots are combined in an itinerary that had over 200 bird species sited on our 2016 & 2017 trips. Including target species like the Golden Bowerbird, Victoria's Riflebird, White-breasted Whistler, Painted, Long-tail, Black-throat and Pictorella Finch, Purple-crowned Fairywren, Cloncurry Ringneck and the Kalkadoon Grasswren, not to mention in excess of twenty Honeyeater species and a long list of waders and waterbirds.

Great Northern Tours are excited about offering this (one-off for 2018) adventure, traveling in a luxury 4wd, staying in quality accommodation, with great food. Your experienced North Queensland guide David Mead, will ensure our journey is conducted in a relaxed and flexible manner. Visiting many iconic birding sites, including the Atherton Tablelands, Georgetown, Karumba, Burketown, and  some very exciting birding in the Mt Isa region.

From the fabulous 'World Heritage Listed' wet tropics, to the spinifex-clad hills of the outback, we believe this well structured itinerary is one of the best birdwatching adventures offered in North Queensland.

# Please email for full itinerary and key target species.

Tour Summary

Duration: 10 Days
Accommodated: Yes (all ensuited, a/con rms)
Locations Visited: Atherton Tablelands, Georgetown, Karumba, Burketown, Gregory River, Cloncurry,  Mt Isa region.
Departing From: Cairns.
Departure Dates:

2018 Departures:                                                  2019 Departures:

24th May 2018. (sold out)                                      25th May 2019

1st July 2018. (private charter- sold out)                  (Please email for 2019 itinerary and prices)

Requests: Group charter for target species.
Specialist photography enquiries.
All requests welcome.

Includes, accommodation, all meals, permits, Norman River boat cruise.

Also includes return flight from Mt Isa to Cairns.

Bird lists, spare binoculars and scope with vehicle.

$ 4950 AUD. inc gst. pp (twin share). Single sup. $600 A.U.D

Max 4 persons only, min 2 persons.

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