Georgetown, Normanton, Kurumba, Burketown, Gregory River, "Sweers Island" (drive/fly).
"OUTBACK BIRDING AT ITS BEST." Stop Press: "Great wet season rains across the Gulf Country 2019"
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, 7 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 'Sweers Island'. As well as a boat cruise on the Norman River, we will be birding along the banks of the Leichhardt, Gregory, Bynoe Rivers and the Albert River floodplain.
The day out at the gulf outpost of 'Sweers Island' will include a scenic flight out from the mainland, full days birding around this idyllic paradise (over 120 species recorded here) return flight and drop off at Burketown. At about midday on the last day on this tour, you will board a pre-booked flight back to Cairns. This option eliminates the need for long distance back-tracking by road and maximises our time spent in one of Australia's truly unique birding hotspots.
*** A tip from Great Northern Tours owner/guide David Mead: (Fantastic summer rains in early 2019 has got local birders very excited!). This adventurous touring option is highly recommended if you love Australian natural history, beautiful remote landscapes or sheer volumes and diversity of bird species.
# Please email for full itinerary and key target species.
# See tour overview map below.
|Accommodated:||Yes (all ensuited, a/con rms)|
|Locations Visited:||Georgetown, Normanton, Karumba, Burketown, Gregory River, Sweers Island.|
25th May 2019
(Please email for 2019 itinerary)
|Requests:||Group charter for target species.
Specialist photography enquiries.
All requests welcome.
# Includes, accommodation, all meals, permits, Norman River boat cruise.
# Scenic return flight and full day on Sweers Island.
# Return regional flight Burketown to Cairns.
# Bird lists, spare binoculars, scope with vehicle.
# $ 4250 AUD. inc gst. pp (twin share). Single sup. $450 A.U.D
# Max 4 Min 2 persons only.