FNQ Nature Tours

Atherton Tablelands Full-Day Birdwatching Tour from Cairns

Dive into the heart of North Queensland’s avian paradise with our Atherton Tablelands Full-Day Birdwatching Excursion from Cairns. This immersive tour is a birdwatcher’s dream, offering access to a private wetland reserve teeming with diverse bird species. With an early start to maximise your experience, you’ll be guided through habitats that are a haven for birdlife, ensuring a day filled with discovery and natural wonder.


What's included:

This ticket allows you to access:

  • Transportation in a modern 4×4 vehicle
  • Binoculars on board
  • Bird books on board
  • Morning tea
  • Picnic lunch

What you need to know before you book:

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bringing a day pack and camera is suggested

Not suitable for:

  • Children under 18 years
  • People with mobility impairments

What you can expect:

Our full-day excursion provides an exceptional opportunity for visitors to North Queensland to delve into one of the region’s premier birdwatching destinations. Explore a private wetland reserve where up to 220 species await your discovery amidst diverse and thriving ecosystems.

Begin your adventure with an early morning pickup, setting off to explore the serenity of the wetlands by 7:30 AM. As the morning stillness envelops the lagoon, embark on a leisurely walk, your eyes and binoculars at the ready to catch glimpses of bush birds, ducks, geese, and a myriad of other species.

After a morning filled with ornithological delights, pause for a picnic lunch amidst the natural splendor. The journey continues onto the Atherton Tableland, a region celebrated for housing the world’s oldest continually growing tropical rainforest. Here, against the backdrop of the Tableland’s exquisite landscapes, the birdwatching adventure flourishes, offering more opportunities to observe the rich tapestry of local avifauna.