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Queensland's Rainforests & Great Barrier Reef

Tour Code: AUS02

A 16-day appreciation of the feast of tropical birdlife, unique mammals and unrivalled marine life to be found on the Great Barrier Reef, the Atherton Tablelands, and in the Daintree and Lamington National Parks; indeed, the very best of Australia!

16 days from £6450(inc flights) Land Only Price: £5640 SRS: £750

Tropical Queensland is Australia’s ultimate wildlife destination. Beginning in Cairns, we’ll enjoy the wealth of waterbirds in the mangrove-lined bay, then take a boat trip out to Green Island and Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef for the corals, colourful fish and birdlife. Inland, we’ll explore the Atherton Tablelands, looking for endemic birds in the rainforest around the beautiful crater lakes of Barrine and Eacham, and spotlight for rarely seen mammals. We’ll explore the magnificent Daintree Rainforest by foot and by boat, then conclude our tour in Lamington National Park, Australia's most extensive tract of subtropical rainforest, where an exceptional diversity of birds may be found.

  • Duck-billed Platypus, tree-kangaroos, possums & gliders
  • Diverse & colourful birdlife, including many endemics: Wompoo Fruit Dove, Atherton Scrubwren, Chowchilla, Victoria's Riflebird, etc!
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore the Daintree Rainforest & River by boat
  • Lamington National Park
  • Pristine ancient rainforests
  • Stay in small, locally owned lodges
  • Learn from our popular and expert Australian naturalist tour leader


All included in the price.


A mixture of comfortable hotels and chalets, all with private facilities.

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1/2 Depart London/in flight

Day 3/5 Cairns and Great Barrier Reef

Day 6/7 Atherton Tablelands

Day 8/11 Julatten and Daintree

Day 12 Fly Brisbane and transfer to Lamington National Park

Day 13/14 Lamington National Park

Day 15 Depart Brisbane

Day 16 Arrive London

Great Barrier ReefGreat Barrier ReefEagle Ray (Brian W Jones)Bay Village swimming poolQueensland Coastline (Andrew Rest)Cairns Birdwing Butterfly (endemic to north-eastern Australia)Mareeba Rock WallabyBoyd's Forest DragonMacleay's Honeyeater (Keith & Lindsay Fisher)King Parrot (Phil Shaw)Figbird (Phil Shaw)Double-eyed Fig Parrot male (Keith & Lindsay Fisher)Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher (Keith & Lindsay Fisher)Blue-faced Parrot Finch (Keith & Lindsay Fisher)Barred Cuckoo-shrike (Keith & Lindsay Fisher)Daintree, QueenslandRed Mill House roomsRed-browed FinchBar-banded Rail (Phil Shaw)Australian White Ibis (Phil Shaw)O'Reilly's retreatO'Reilly's reception areaO'Reilly's dining roomO'Reilly's discovery centreMountain View Twin Room, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, QueenslandO'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, QueenslandAustralian Pelican (Andrew Rest)Common Brushtail Possum (Andrew Rest)Pied Imperial Pigeon (Andrew Rest)Squirrel Glider (Andrew Rest)Common Noddy Chick (Andrew Rest)Tawny Frogmouth (Andrew Rest)Common ringtail possum, QueenslandRegent Bowerbird male, QueenslandRed-browed Finch. shutterstock_23153179
M. D.
The trip was very enjoyable and the guides excellent. Overall it was a terrific experience and I would like to thank you for giving it to me!
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Ellen and Glen fulfilled 2 holiday ambitions: to see a Duck-billed Platypus and to see a Lyre bird. Magic!
... this was simply the best tour Ive ever been on. It was absolutely outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful experience ... Tony is a brilliant ornithologist.
Thank you for a magic holiday.
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Tue 29th August 2017 - Wed 13th September 2017



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Visiting: Australia

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The trip was very enjoyable and the guides excellent. Overall it was a terrific experience and I would like to thank you for giving it to me!
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