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Wildlife Tours & Bird Watching

Cairns and its surrounding areas have an abundance of bird watching and animal spotting opportunities for wildlife in their natural environment. From tropical ancient rainforests, to protected wetlands and Savannah woodland habitats, there are literally hundreds of species on our door step. Nature lovers will appreciate having a local knowledgeable guide, which will ensure you get to see as much as possible during your visit to our beautiful region.

Coral Spawning Night Dive

Rates from: $259

3rd November  2023   |   2nd & 3rd December 2023

Don't miss your chance - Coral Spawning on the Great Barrier Reef and a Night Dive

This boat is operating an exciting night trip to the Great Barrier Reef to see the unique Coral Spawning phenomenon.  Marine biologists predict that this is the most likely time for the coral to spawn

Check in:  4:30pm   Returns:  10pm

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Rates from: $199

CrocArena is home to the spine-tingling “Swim with The Salties” experience.  Swim just centimetres away from these man-eating beasts and engage in the most terrifying experience that comes from watching these apex predators bone crushing jaws snap close, and marvel at the sheer power and size of these giant reptiles.

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FNQ Nature Tours - 3 Day Birding Tour (Private Tour)

Rates from: $4620

This unqiue private guided 3 day accommodated tour is perfect for nature lovers, especially those whom have an interest in bird watching!  No other company offers this customised and comprehensive itinerary, that encompasses our entire local region from the ancient rainforests of the Daintree National Park,  through to the outback scenery of Julatten, Mitchel Rivers Headwaters and the lush highlands of the Atherton Tablelands.  Tour also includes lodge style accommodation and local birding experts.  Join the team at FNQ Nature Tours while we cover a vast variety of stunning birding hotspots in Far North Queensland.

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FNQ Nature Tours - Tropical Wetlands Birdwatching (Private Tour)

Rates from: $1250

This unqiue private guided tour option is perfect for nature lovers, especially those whom have an interest in bird watching!  No other company can provide this itinerary, as FNQ Nature Tours is the only local operator who has the exclusive access permits. This "Shared Earth Reserve" encompasses 5000 acres of lagoons, trails, bird hides and dirt roads containing an abundance of bird watching opportunites. 

With amazing habitat diverity including permanent lakes, swamps, billabongs, creeks and an incrediable mosiac of old' growth savanna woodlands. Our team of staff are highly experienced and passionate naturalist guides, with their own personal interests in bird watching and photpgraphy.  You will be gauranteed a wonderful and memorable tour experience.

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - Half Day Package (DUT)

Rates from: $114

Come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, the best place in Far North QLD to see crocodiles. There is also a large variety of other native Australian wildlife to encounter such as koalas, kangaroos and cassowarys.  Return accommodation transfers from Cairns, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach and Palm Cove are included as well as the entry fee to the crocodile park.

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Kuranda Wildlife Experience - Koala Gardens, Birdworld & Butterfly Sanctuary

Rates from: $57

Combine the award-winning Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with three of Kuranda's best wildlife attractions. Stroll through the amazing aviary at Birdworld and The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, home to over 1500 free flying tropical butterflies and get up close to our unique Aussie wildlife at Kuranda Koala Gardens.

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Rainforestation Nature Park - Aboriginal Culture, Wildlife & Army Duck Rainforest Tour

Rates from: $106

Your experience includes return hotel transfers, free time in Kuranda Village and a visit to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park.  Here you can take a tour on a historic World War II Army Duck, as well as feed a kangaroo and see a Cassowary in the Koala & Wildlife Park and learn about Indigenous culture with the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

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Wait-A-While Rainforest & Wildlife Night Tour

Rates from: $220

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours is a small group experience within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Tropical North Queensland. Our wildlife tours visit restricted access mountain rainforest at night in the Atherton Tablelands. This is the best tour for seeing native and nocturnal wildlife  in a natural environment.

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