Cape York Birding Tour

Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield, Iron Range, Portland Rds, Chilli Beach & Weipa. (9 days east to west). Drive/Fly.

This is a fantastic, personal and comfortable way to see the best of Cape York’s outstanding birdlife and great Australian landscapes. From the tropical rainforests of the Daintree on the East coast to the beautiful red earth of Weipa on the Western tip of Cape York. Some of the special birds often encountered include, Star and Black-throat Finch, Golden-shouldered Parrot, Black-backed Butcherbird, Palm Cockatoo, Red Goshawk, Eclectus Parrot, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Frill-necked Monarch, Magnificent Riflebird, Northern Scrubrobin, Yellow-legged Flycatcher, Red-cheeked Parrot, Banded, Rufous-banded, Green-backed and Tawny-breasted Honeyeaters just to name a few.

As well as all the highlights of birding in Lakefield and Iron Range National Parks, we have added a full days birding in the Cooktown area, plus a few of the following tantalising extras for the 2018 season.

  • Cairns motel doorstep departure pick-up.
  • Scenic coast road drive to Cooktown (The Bloomfield Track)
  • Endeavour River sunset cruise.
  • Overnight stopover in the north western cape town of Weipa.
  • Return regional flight Weipa to Cairns.

Apart from the stunning and contrasting scenery of Weipa, this area has some fantastic birding sites. With remote bays and beaches, all holding an array of waders and shorebirds. An amazing highlight is the chance of viewing Greater and Lesser Frigate Birds as they soar effortlessly on the see breeze, a rare occurrance whilst standing on mainland Australia..

Tour Summary

Duration: 9 Days
Accommodated: Yes
Locations Visited:  Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Iron Range area & Weipa
Departing From: Cairns
Tour Dates:

Departing Cairns:

 # 2018 departure dates:

4th September 2018 (sold out)

8th October 2018 (sold out)

22nd October 2018 (sold out)



Tour Includes:

All meals.
Comfortable air-conditioned accommodation.
Well-appointed, luxury 4wd.
Small personal group, maximum of 4 guests only.
National Park permits and private station access.

Endeavour River sunset cruise.
Spare binoculars.
Bird lists and telescope with vehicle.

Doorstop accommodation pick-up Cairns.

Return flight Weipa to Cairns.  


$4350 AUD. inc.gst. per person (twin share).
Single Supplement: $650 AUD.

Max 4 persons only, min 2.

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