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wildlife adventure Mt Mulligan Lodge

Into the Wild package

A special wildlife welcome to Tropical North Queensland

Cairns to Mount Mulligan (can be done in reverse)
Departures from Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Port Douglas, Silky Oaks or the Daintree Ecolodge

Between the city of Cairns and the once-thriving township of Mount Mulligan, there are ever-changing landscapes that showcase a bountiful of wildlife spotting opportunities. On this 3 hour road trip, take the scenic route through the Atherton Tablelands boasting the region’s ancient high altitude vine forests, through scattered farmlands where many raptors can be observed and finish your journey in the beautiful savannah escarpments of outback Queensland.

 

With the regions high diversity of flora and fauna, there are more than 450 Avian species recorded in the Wet Tropics of Queensland, including 13 endemics, this is Australia’s twitching mecca. Your knowledgeable tour guide will help identify as many types on the journey to (or from) the lodge.  With a diverse range of birdlife to tick off your list, species that can be regularly spotted in the area may include Magpie Geese, Black Swans, Cranes, Bustards, Jacanas, Laughing Kookaburra and Blue Winged Kookaburra.  Bee-eaters, Dollarbirds, Tree Creepers and Pardalotes are well represented as well as numerous Robins, Thrushes, Monarchs, Fly Catchers, and Wagtails. You might also catch sight of Lewin’s, Bridled, Scarlet and Macleay’s Honeyeaters, The Australian King Parrot, Eastern Spinebill, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Spotted Catbird, Victoria’s Riflebird, Double-eyed Fig-Parrot and many more! It’s also not uncommon for us to observe a Southern Cassowary, Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo or even the elusive Platypus!

 

For those really keen twitchers and wildlife enthusiasts, this experience continues at Mt Mulligan Lodge. With 28,000 hectares of cattle station in Queensland’s outback, the lodge attracts a range of wildlife. At leisure, grab your binoculars and choose between the guided tours that include a spot of birdwatching or the self-guided walks to discover various flora and fauna at your own pace.

Into the Wild Package (2 guests)

  • Full day ‘Welcome to Tropical North Queensland’ tour hosted by FNQ Nature Tours which includes a one way land transfer to Mt Mulligan Lodge
  • 3 nights Outback Retreat accommodation
  • All rustic but refined meals daily
  • A selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drink
  • A daily outback experience – ATV adventure, sunset drinks, tour of historic Mount Mulligan township and coal mine, Tyrconnell Gold Mine, Mulligan Station Tour and nature walks
  • Unlimited use of paddle boards, kayaks, sky-gazing telescope, electric buggy and light fishing gear
  • 3 hour private tour at Mt Mulligan Lodge
  • One way scheduled* helicopter flight between Cairns and Mt Mulligan Lodge (*subject to availability)

From $11,350, for two guests 

Into the Wild Package (4 guests)

  • Full day ‘Welcome to Tropical North Queensland’ tour hosted by FNQ Nature Tours which includes a one way land transfer to Mt Mulligan Lodge
  • 3 nights Outback Pavilion accommodation
  • All rustic but refined meals daily
  • A selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drink
  • A daily outback experience – ATV adventure, sunset drinks, tour of historic Mount Mulligan township and coal mine, Tyrconnell Gold Mine, Mulligan Station Tour and nature walks
  • Unlimited use of paddle boards, kayaks, sky-gazing telescope, electric buggy and light fishing gear
  • 3 hour private tour at Mt Mulligan Lodge
  • One way scheduled* helicopter flight between Cairns and Mt Mulligan Lodge (*subject to availability)

From $21,860, for four guests 

To book, contact Morris Escapes Reservations

+61 (0)7 4777 7377 or [email protected]

 

Package T & Cs : Travel until 31 March 2025. 3 nights from $11,350 for two guests (Outback Retreat) or $21,860 for four guests. Wildlife package cannot be booked from 28 March – 2 April 2024 & 18 December 2024 – 5 January 2025 when Easter & Festive Season rates are in place. One way land transfer and one way scheduled helicopter flight included in package. If scheduled helicopter flight is fully booked on your preferred dates of travel, an upgrade fee will apply for a bespoke helicopter flight. Booking code BRD. 

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