North Queensland Birdwatchers Accommodation


Red Mill House

Accommodation in The Daintree. Target species include 8 of Australia’s 10 Kingfishers, Great-billed Heron, Southern Cassowary, Black Bittern, Pied Monarch and Papuan Frogmouth. Short stroll to Daintree River birding cruises. Easy access to World Heritage listed Daintree National Park and Great Barrier Reef.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Jon & Peta Nott, your hosts, would like to share their property with you and will make your stay a very memorable one. Situated 80 minutes drive from Cairns on the Atherton Tableland this award winning retreat has secluded luxury timber tree houses with self-contained kitchen, spa bath and fireplace set in 230 acres of private rainforest. Over 160 bird species including Southern Cassowary, (Lesser) Sooty Owl, Victoria's Riflebird and Blue-faced Parrot-Finch are found on the property. For groups a tree-house meeting room and catering is available.


Birdwatching Tour Guides Operating from North Queensland

Alan's Wildlife Tours

Naturalist and guide Alan Gillanders is based on the Atherton Tableland at Yungaburra. Alan specialises in nocturnal tours as well as conducting natural history and bird watching tours for half or a full day. Animals likely to be seen on the nocturnal tour include Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo, Coppery Brushtail Possum, Green Ringtail Possum along with the possibility of owls, bats, geckoes and frogs.

Fine Feather Tours

Based in Mossman and operated by local guide Del Richards, Fine Feather Tours offers a variety of tours around the local area.


Daintree River Tour Operators - Birding Trips

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

Murray Hunt provides small group wildlife cruises with a focus on highly sought-after birds, snakes and crocodiles. He operates early morning and late afternoon cruises on the Daintree River and also offers cruises on the Mossman River, as well as longer private cruises.


Other Birdwatching Information For Your Visit

Birdwatching in the Cooktown Region

This link takes you to a website that has been established by the Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Cook Shire Council in co-operation with the many small businesses within the vibrant tourism industry of Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula. This page gives plenty of information about birdwatching in and near Cooktown with brochure downloads.