North Queensland
Local Guides

Cassowary Tours / Sicklebill Safaris
Cassowary Tours is based on the Atherton Tablelands in Topaz. We offer a wide variety of small group day and accommodated tours for birders, general wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. With several Cape York and Wet Tropics tours per year we also offer tours to Outback Queensland and the Gulf Country. In addition we have a number of tours further around Australia and overseas through our international company Sicklebill Safaris.
Daintree Boatman
Daintree Boatman Nature Tours provides two hour dawn and dusk cruises on the Daintree River targeting highly sought-after birds, crocodiles and snakes. Key target birds include Great-billed Heron, Papuan Frogmouth, Little Kingfisher, Black Bittern, Shining Flycatcher and Azure Kingfisher. Cruises are conducted in a small stable open vessel which allows great views and photography of wildlife. Cruises are limited to a maximum of 10 passengers.

Great Northern Tours

Great Northern Tours specialise in small group, extended, ‘Birdwatching’ tours, from our Cooktown base in Far North Queensland. Come and join experienced local guide, David Mead, on one of our scheduled tours, or enjoy a taylor-made private charter to suit your birding needs.

Wild Watch

Bird Watching  ●  Photography  ●  Platypus viewing ● Lumholtz’s and Bennett’s Tree-kangaroos  ●  Southern Cassowary  ●  Nocturnal Wildlife ‘Spotlighting’ ●  Kangaroo viewing (up to 12 species)  ●  Tropical Parrots & Kingfishers Reptiles & Amphibians  ●  Butterflies & Dragonflies  ●  Orchids & rare & primitiv plants.

Cairns and Misty Mountains – based.

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Interstate Tour Operators Visiting North Queensland

Bellbird Birding Tours
Bellbird Birding Tours specialises in top-quality small-group birding trips throughout all Australian states and beyond, led by passionate and experienced professional tour leaders. We work hard to ensure you see the birds you’re after! We offer a selection of scheduled tours as well as the option to tailor-make a private tour to suit your needs. Check our website to see what’s on offer.
Australian Ornithological Services
Queensland features in three Australian Ornithological Services’ tours.

Our famous Strzelecki Track Outback tour touches on Cunnamulla and Thargomindah in southwest Queenland.

Escaping the cold of the south, we run our annual Gulf of Carpentaria tour in June/July.

Prompted by some good accommodation now in Iron Range, we returned to this region of Cape York in 2015 after an absence of some 20 years.

Inala Nature Tours

INALA NATURE TOURS is a bespoke travel consultancy with over 23 years’ experience in designing and organising tailor-made Australian birding and wildlife tours for individuals, groups, and international travel companies. Itineraries are designed by the owner of the company, Dr. Tonia Cochran, who is a qualified biologist and birder with many years of field experience as a guide and tour leader throughout Australia.

North Queensland

Planning a visit? Check out these key birding areas for North Queensland.

Cairn’s Esplanade

Atherton Tablelands

Daintree River

Musgrave / Rinyirru

Cape York