Golden-shouldered Parrots

Cooktown, Lakefield (Rinyirru), Musgrave area, accommodated.)

On this three day circuit tour, we depart and return to Cooktown traveling through some very contrasting landscapes from the coastal splendour of Cooktown to the open savanna of Cape York.

Day one, we head north through Endeavour Valley, Battlecamp Range and the iconic Lakefield (Rinyirru) National Park, an extroadinary conservation area containing a myriad of waterways, billabongs and open savanna.

We will overnight at the historical Musgrave Telegraph Station (our base for 2 nights).

Day two we will explore a local cattle station for the endangered Golden-shouldered Parrot, one of only two Cape York's endemics. The afternoon takes us on to some open grasslands and mangrove tidal systems, for more examples of how richly diverse the birding in this region is.

Day three, we head south down the Peninsula Development road, to take a few more breaks at interesting  birding locations, not to mention some fascinating escarpment country. Arriving back in Cooktown in the late afternoon.

Tour Summary

Duration: 3 Days/2 nights.
Accommodated: Motel rooms.
Locations Visited: Cooktown area, Lakefield (Rinyirru)National Park, Musgrave, Marina Plains, remote cattle station.
Departing From: Cooktown.
Tour Dates:

From the 1st of June 2018 until the 30th of November. 2018.


Tour Includes:

# All meals and 2 nights accommodation.

# Three full days of touring with experienced guide.

# Luxury 4wd, photographers welcome.


$1350 aud. inc. gst per person. (single sup. $175.) max 4 persons only. (2 people $1550 p.p).



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Wonderful three days in Lakefield National Park

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