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Birdwatchers Accommodation 

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat: Secluded timber and pole chalets in private rainforest and Eucalyptus forest in the Atherton Tablelands at Malanda. Over 160 species recorded. Guided walks and personalised tours available.

Sweetwater Lodge: Sweetwater Lodge - two outstanding self-contained private lodges in Julatten set on 160 acres bird-watchers paradise. Habitats include rainforest, woodland, grassalnd and riparian. Good populations of Blue-faced Parrot Finch. 5 Minutes to Mt Lewis National Park.

Jabiru Safari Lodge : African-style tented safari cabins nestled near the banks of Clancy's Lagoon at Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetland Reserve. Birding tours available.

Cassowary House: Set within the rainforest of Kuranda we offer comfortable accommodation, excellent food and outstanding birding. Cassowary, Victoria's Riflebird, Red-necked Crake and Spotted Catbird are all regular garden visitors.

Kingfisher Park: Located in Julatten, a small rural community between Mossman and Mount Molloy, one and a half hours north of Cairns, Kingfisher Park is an important location for birdwatchers and nature-lovers generally. Our aim is to promote the enjoyment of Birdwatching, and the appreciation of nature.

Inala Nature Tours and Inala Country Accommodation: Personalised flora, fauna and specialist bird tours of Tasmania. Cottage style accommodation near South Bruny NP.

The Canopy Treehouses: Unique rainforest accommodation set in 100 acres in the Cairns Highlands. Rich in birdlife and other wildlife.

Villa Marine Holliday Apartments: Good value apartments close to the beach at Yorkey's Knob and within easy access to some of Cairns' best birding locations.

Birdwatching Links

Bird Trails Tropical Queensland: A comprehensive website for birdwatching in Tropical North Queensland. An initiative by birdwatching tourism operators in TNQ to provide valuable information for visiting birdwatchers.

Ausbird: A directory of Australian birdwatching tours, bird clubs, guides, accommodation and information.

Kirrama Wildlife Tours: Fully accommodated birding tours for small groups in northern Australia, specialising in Cape York.

Gondwana Guides: Based in South-east Queensland and offering personalised tours of Lamington National Park and the south-east. Custom-designed birding tours anywhere in Australia.

The Melbourne Birder - Steve Davidson: The Melbourne Birder operates birdwatching tours in the Greater Melbourne region and all areas of Victoria, offering specifically designed trips to suit experienced or amateur birders. Contact Steve for a day's birding you won't forget. Ph: +61 431 530 631 Email:email/info)(

Lloyd Nielsen's Birding Australia: Promoting the birds of Australia to the birders of the World. My Daintree book is available in my online shop.

Fat Birder: A huge web resource about birds, birding and birdwatching worldwide.

Surf Birds

Other Tropical North Queensland Tourism Links

James Beitzel's Fishing On The Daintree River, Coast & Reef: Ph 07 4090 7638

Rainforest Rescue: Help Rainforest Rescue save the Daintree rainforest from development - every $2 will buy and protect one square metre. Make a donation today at the website and save vital habitat for the endangered Cassowary and other rainforest dependant birds.


Bird Trails Tropical Queensland

Wet Tropics Management Authority

Daintree Discovery Centre

Tourism Queensland Birdwatching Fact Sheet

Red Mill House in Daintree is a member of:

Daintree Marketing Co-operative

Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Bed and Breakfast and Farmstay Association of Far North Queensland.

Birdlife Australia


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites