Nocturnal Exploration Tour (4 hrs)

Atherton area

This tour is an extended version of the Nocturnal Wet Tropics Tour (2.5hrs). This longer version gives us time to look for Greater Glider (image), Common Ring-tailed Possum and Rufous Bettong

Between July and December we also try to get Yellow-bellied Glider, Inland Sugar Glider (formerly Sugar Glider) and Broad-toed Feather-tailed Glider (image). This all depends on whether the sap-trees in the Atherton area that the Yellow-bellied Gliders frequent are producing sap. Yellow-bellied Gliders feed on sap of Eucalyptus resinifera. The Greater Glider. This glider is a folivore and the largest glider. 

AU$ 160 per person (min. 2 pers - max. 4 pers)

AU$ 400 PRIVATE (photography focus, specific targets) - max.2 persons 

Carbon offsetting contribution included in tour price: AU$ 5 per person

Pick up at agreed time in Atherton or Yungaburra. NO pick up in Cairns.

Binoculars provided.

Julatten area

When opting for the Julatten area, the tour focuses on wildlife on Mt Lewis, where the Daintree River Ring-tailed Possum (image) can be found. The Mt Lewis tour might get you the rare and difficult to find and undescribed Tree Mouse (image) or even more restricted Pygmy White-tailed Rat . The Long-tailed Pygmy Possum is regularly seen as well. Owls seen on this Julatten area version are Lesser Sooty Owl and Little Red Boobook. Green Ring-tailed Possum is a regular as well as Bush Rat, Fawn-footed Melomys, Giant White-tailed Rat and both Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko and Chameleon Gecko. Frogs are also often seen; especially on rainy nights.

AU$ 180 per person (min. 2 pers - max. 4 pers)

AU$ 500 PRIVATE (photography focus, specific targets) - max.2 persons 

Carbon offsetting contribution included in tour price: AU$ 5 per person

Pick up at agreed time in Atherton, Mareeba or Julatten. NO pick up in Cairns.

Binoculars provided.

Mareeba area

The Lamb Range version of this tour will have us explore different kinds of habitat with a chance of seeing the following mammals: Northern Bettong (image), Common Ring-tailed Possum, Common Brush-tailed Possum, Green Ring-tailed Possum, Lemuroid Ring-tailed Possum, Striped Possum, Northern Quoll and Common Rock Rat (image). Large-tailed Nightjar and White-throated Nightjar can also are also regularly seen on this tour as well as Tawny Frogmouth and Australian Owlet-nightjar. If you wanted to target any of these harder to find animals specifically to increase your chances, then it is best to book a private tour as other areas well then be visited to increase your chances of seeing the targeted wildlife.  

AU$ 160 per person (min. 2 pers - max. 4 pers)

AU$ 400 PRIVATE (photography focus, specific targets) - max.2 persons 

Carbon offsetting contribution included in tour price: AU$ 5 per person

Pick up at agreed time in Atherton or Mareeba. NO pick up in Cairns.

Binoculars provided.

Specific target/photography FOCUS

If you are interested in getting professional standard images of the animals mentioned above, or you only want to focus on one, or some of these animals, it is best to book a private session. Any animals mentioned in the general wildlife focus version can be targeted specifically. You can focus on owls only, frogs only, some of the gliders, etc. Northern Bettong, Pygmy White-tailed Rat or the white morph of the Lemuroid Ringtail Possum. When conducting private tours, or when focusing on specific species, we can go anywhere within reach with the time available

Because the tour is private, Patrick can focus on your needs only and help you with your photography gear or setup to get the best shots, or best views. A specific focus tour will also increase your chances of seeing a certain animal as the time available is spent searching looking for it. This is not the case on the general wildlife focus. More than one species can be targeted on a specific focus session. How many can be targeted will depend on the species. Each species might require a different kind of habitat. 

CONTACT

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Phone
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