Nocturnal Exploration Tour (4 hrs)
Long-tailed Pygmy Possum
torches with both white and red light are used to minimize the impact on the animals
AU$ 130 per person (min. 2 pers)
AU$ 230 Single
AU$ 350 PRIVATE
Pick up at agreed time in Atherton, Yungaburra, Malanda, Ravenshoe, Kuranda, Mareeba or Julatten. NO pick up in Cairns.
Tree Mouse (Pogonomys sp.)
General Wildlife FOCUS
The tour is non-exclusive with a maximum of 4 persons. This tour can be run in the Atherton area or in the Julatten area if the focus is general wildlife. When the area of interest is the Atherton area, the tour is an extended version of the Nocturnal Wet Tropics Tour (2.5hrs). This longer version gives us time to look for Greater Glider, Common Ringtail Possum and Rufous Bettong.
When opting for the Julatten area, the tour focuses on wildlife on Mt Lewis, where the Daintree River Ringtail Possum can be found. This species does not occur on the Atherton Tableland. The Mt Lewis tour will also more likely get you the rare and difficult to find Tree Mouse, or Long-tailed Pygmy Possum. If you are interested in getting professional standard images of the animals, it is best to book a private session. See below. Owls seen on this Julatten area version are Lesser Sooty Owl and Little Red Boobook. Green Ringtail Possum is a regular as well as Bush Rat and 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.
Specific target/photography FOCUS
This version of the tour is always booked as private. 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.
Daintree River Ringtail Possum - Wet Tropics Bioregion endemic
Green Ringtail Possum - Wet Tropics Bioregion endemic
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