• Wallaby

    Wallaby

  • Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

    Eastern Water Dragon, juvenile, Noosa N.P.

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  • Black Bittern, juvenile

    Black Bittern, juvenile, UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve

  • Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

    Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Palmview

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  • Red-backed fairy-wren

    Red-backed Fairy-wren (DavidLynne)

  • Satin bowerbird Bower

    Satin bowerbird Bower

  • Glossy Black-cockatoo

    Glossy Black-cockatoo, UNESCO Noosa Biosphere

  • White-throated Gerygone,

    White-throated Gerygone, UNESCO Noosa Biosphere

  • Australian Painted Snipe

    Australian Painted Snipe

Wildlife & Birdwatching Experience

NEW! 2018 Full-Day Spring Special - Adult and Children Fare 15% Off 

Steve has designed this experience for avid and curious birdwatchers, wildlife and flora enthusiasts and nature photographers to explore habitats that are off the beaten track showcasing this most wonderful wildlife region. His expertise in animal behaviour will allow you to observe without disturbing these precious animals. If you love exploring and the outdoors, you will love this experience.  No long drives to get somewhere interesting - the tour starts immediately - some wildlife will be right under our noses.   

The UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve, a unique area where sub-tropical and temperate zones overlap, provides varied ecosystems including Mangroves, Wallum, Wet and Dry Eucalypt forests and Rainforests. 40% of Australia’s bird species are found in this area, some 304 species including Migratory wader species. Typically 50 species and more can be located in one day.

In a full-day outing discover the mountain region of Conondale National Park, an important refuge for the Eastern bristlebird as well as home to 174 bird species – 14 of which are considered endangered or vulnerable. Conondale National Park is also considered a critical site for the Richmond Birdwing-butterfly.

Other fauna species include Eastern grey kangaroo, Koala, Grey-headed flying fox, Echidna, Brush-tail possum, Ring-tail possum, Platypus, Lace monitor, Red-bellied blacksnake, Carpet python.

This region of Australia's Nature Coast provides a diverse and ancient landscape rich in plant and animal species, culturally and historically significant to the Aboriginal people.

Wildlife & Birdwatching tours include some short walks and can be conducted at a pace to suit your interest and concentrate on locating as many species as possible across a variety of habitats.

Full Day:

  • 7:00 am. pickup / 5:00 pm. return
  • Fare: Adult (12 y/o+): $185  /  Child (6 - 11 y/o): $125  /  Family (2 adults & 2 children): $550
  • Maximum guests: 6
  • 10% discount for group of 6
  • Charters available for large groups. Tour will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Half Day:

  • 7:00 am. pickup / 1:00 pm. return
  • Fare: Adult (12 y/o+): $125  /  Child (6 - 11 y/o): $90  /   Family (2 adults & 2 children): $380
  • Maximum guests: 6
  • 10% discount for group of 6
  • Charters available for large groups. Tour will be adjusted accordingly.

NEW! 2018 Full-Day Spring Special - Adult and Children Fare 15% Off 

Wildlife and Birdwatching in South East Queensland doesn’t get any better than Spring time. Birds and other wildlife are re-connecting, getting acquainted and searching for potential partners. They are distracted from normal boundaries and barriers, which allows us to get closer and tick our life list and grab those magic photo opportunities.

  • Special Fare: Adult $157.25, Children $106.25
  • Booking Period: 1 Aug. 2018 - 30 Nov. 2018
  • Travel Period: 2 Sept. 2018 - 1 Dec. 2018

 

Target Species:

  • White-bellied Sea Eagle
  • Eastern Osprey
  • Brahminy Kite
  • Square-tailed Kite
  • Glossy Black-cockatoo
  • Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo
  • Eastern Ground Parrot
  • Golden-headed Cisticola
  • Scarlet Honeyeater
  • Mangrove Honeyeater
  • Variegated Fairy-wren
  • Red-backed Fairy-wren
  • Little Wattlebird
  • Royal Spoonbill
  • Sooty Oystercatcher
  • Striated Thornbill
  • Pale-headed Rosella
  • Rose Robin
  • Eastern Whipbird
  • Bell Miner

Experience:

  • Short, tranquil, easy walks
  • Ample time and opportunity to photograph and observe flora and fauna in their natural habitat
  • Professional, experienced guide with interpretation of the birds, flora, fauna and history of the region
  • Immerse in the beauty that surrounds you, leave the art of safely navigating through the bush to your guide.

General Info:

  • 6 – 8 locations with short works in Half-Day.  8+ locations with short walks in Full-Day
  • Easy pace
  • Delicious, locally sourced morning tea; picnic lunch in the full day
  • Small, personalised groups - min 1 max 6
  • Daily departures
  • Complimentary transfers from accommodation in Noosa area.
  • Accommodations from other areas: Meet at Noosa Junction Bus Station, Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction. Free parking in carpark at rear.  Pick up time: at 6:45 am.



Tour Details

FULL DAY TOUR:

Departure:  7:00am.  Return: 5:00pm
Fare:  Adult (12 y/o+):  $185  /  Child (6 - 11 y/o): $125  /  Family (2 adults & 2 children): $550
Includes morning tea, picnic lunch and return transfers to accommodations in Noosa region.

 

HALF DAY TOUR:

Departure:  7:00pm.  Return: 1:00pm
Fare:  Adult (12 y/o+):  $125.00  /  Child (6 -11 y/o): $90  /  Family (2 adults & 2 children): $380
Includes morning tea and return transfers to accommodations in Noosa region.


NEW! 2018 Full-Day Spring Special - Adult and Children Fare 15% Off 

  • Special Fare: Adult $157.25, Children $106.25
  • Booking Period: 1 Aug. 2018 - 30 Nov. 2018
  • Travel Period: 2 Sept. 2018 - 1 Dec. 2018

 

Transfers: Complimentary transfers from accommodation in Noosa area.
Accommodations from other areas: Meet at Noosa Junction Bus Station, Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction. Free parking in carpark at rear.  Pick up time: at 6:45 am. 


CHARTERS:

  • Charters are available for large group.  The outing will be structured accordingly.

  • You choose the field of interest.

What to Bring 

  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfortable hard-wearing shoes recommended.
  • Light rain jacket
  • Jacket during winter.

Available

Ponchos, small selection of daypacks, sock protectors, potable drinking water, binoculars

NB:  No smoking allowed on walks.

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