For those with time constraints or wishing to visit during the “Wet” for the migratory New Guinea specials such as Red-bellied Pitta, which migrate south then this short tour offers an excellent introduction to Iron Range birds & birdwatching.
The Iron Range area has a good variety of habitats including mangroves, heathland, rainforest, vine forest,and the coast so there is lots on offer to look at. Iron range has a number of bird species that cannot be seen elsewhere in Australia such as the New Guinea “specials” like Eclectus Parrot, Palm Cockatoo and Yellow-billed Kingfisher.
This tour is doable for most people.There is some driving on dirt roads but distances are not great and there are no long hikes involved.
Accommodation is in comfortable self-contained units.