Wild Watch Australia Links

Great Barrier Reef cruises…..


Seastar Cruises

Website: www.seastarcruises.com.au

Phone: +61 7 4041 6218

Seastar is a boutique reef tour taking a maximum of only 36 people per day. 

Seastar Cruises premium luxury cruise combines the outer Great Barrier Reef with a pristine coral cay island. In only 1¼ hours the fast air-conditioned catamaran, Seastar, can take you from Cairns to magnificent Michaelmas Cay, the largest of the local uninhabited coral cays and a turtle and seabird island refuge and marine park. After a spectacular snorkel/dive and an all-inclusive buffet lunch onboard we will make our way to Hastings reef, 30 nautical miles out from Cairns. On our way back we will be cruising past Oyster reef, Upolu cay and Green Island, arriving at Cairns at aprox. 4:15pm.

Find relevant links below to help organise your next adventure with Wild Watch.

CAIRNS ACCOMMODATION


Galvin’s Edge Hill B&B North Queensland

Website: https://www.galvinsonedge.com.au/

Phone: (07) 4032 1308

One of Cairns’ finest examples of Queensland style architecture, this grand old Queenslander, built in the 1930s and renovated with tender loving care offers our guests luxury with a difference: downstairs apartment with a private entrance, patio and wifi throughout; two bedrooms (Queen and twin); bathroom; lounge room with TV/DVD & extensive reference library; and sunny breakfast room opening onto a tropical swimming pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, lovingly tended. Located just five minutes from downtown Cairns in leafy Edge Hill, Galvin’s Bed and Breakfast is one of the most central holiday B&Bs in town, offering rainforest accommodation to Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Far North Queensland.

We only accept one booking at a time so you are guaranteed the whole place to yourselves – no need to share. Whether single, double, family or two groups travelling together, with our special blend of hospitality and privacy, you will want for nothing.

Our relaxing bed & breakfast property offers free of charge high speed Wifi, laundry facilities, paraphernalia for day trips (cooler, beach towels, bird books) and luggage storage for those heading off on further adventures. A home away from home.

Cairns Highlands/Atherton Tablelands/Misty Mountains Accommodation Links


Chambers Rainforest Lodge, Lake Eacham :

Website: www.rainforest-australia.com.au

Email: john@rainforest-australia.com.au

Phone/Fax: +61 7 4095 3754

Comfortable self-contained cabins situated in upland rainforest adjoining Crater Lakes National Park and within a short rainforest walk of Lake Eacham. The lodge provides opportunities for viewing many species of animals at close quarters and is also centrally located to all the major wildlife habitats on the Atherton Tablelands/Cairns Highlands. Wildlife resident around the lodge includes Red-legged Pademelons, Musky Rat-kangaroos, Coppery Brush-tailed, Green Ringtail and Striped Possums, Sugar Gliders, Brush Turkeys, Victoria’s Riflebirds, Spotted Catbirds, Tooth-billed Bowerbirds, fruit pigeons, King Parrots, Boyd’s Forest and Eastern Water Dragons and an occasional Platypus etc.

Mt.Quincan Crater Retreat near Yungaburra :

Website: www.mtquincan.com.au

Email: bookings@mtquincan.com.au

Phone/Fax: (07) 4095 2255

Fully self-contained, 5 star luxury tree houses for couples. The pole cabins are situated in upland rainforest on the rim of an extinct volcano affording spectacular views of either the surrounding tablelands or the crater itself. Wildlife seen around the cabins include Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroo, Green and Coppery Brushtail Possums, bandicoots and many bird species.

The Pond Cottage near Ravenshoe/Misty Mountains:

Website: http://www.bnbnq.com.au/pondcottage/

Email: thepond@bnbnq.com.au

Phone: +61 7 4097 7189

Fax : +61 7 4097 7585

Very private self-contained accommodation overlooking a Platypus pond in the heart of the Misty Mountains. Situated at 3,000 feet elevation the open-plan accommodation has a wood burning stove and heated spa pool. Wildlife includes Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroo, 12 species of possums, Platypus and abundant bird life.

Bed and Breakfast North Queensland:

Website: http://www.bnbnq.com.au

Ravenshoe Visitors Centre:

Website: www.ravenshoevisitorcentre.com.au

The Ravenshoe region offers the visitor an unparalleled opportunity to explore one of the most biologically diverse regions within Australia.  Strategically situated between rainforest clad Misty Mountains, wet sclerophyll forests and dry sclerophyll woodlands of the Gulf Savannah, this region is especially rich in wildlife.  Over 300 species of birds, Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, 12 species of possums and 12 species of kangaroos can be found within a 35-kilometre radius from the town of Ravenshoe.  

Daintree & Cape Tribulation.


Whet Restaurant. Cape Tribulation

Website: http://www.whet.net.au

Phone: 07 4098 0007

Since 2007, Whet Café, Bar & Restaurant has been the epicentre of dining and entertainment in the tourist village of Cape Tribulation. Set amongst the beautiful tropical Daintree Rainforest, Whet combines the natural wonder of the surrounding jungle with it’s unique & casual atmosphere. Located right in the heart of Cape Tribulation, and aptly named to “whet your appetite”, the delicious range of cuisine on offer at Whet Restaurant is sure to make your visit to the Daintree memorable.

Whet’s formula is simple: an emphasis on local produce, seafood hauled from the surrounding waters, fresh, clean flavours and a menu that oozes creative flair.

Whet is a family owned business, opened in 2007 by Matt & Michelle Wenden. They have had 3 children since opening. Chloe 8yrs, Noah 6yrs, & Ari 4yrs. Whet was built entirely by the Wendens & took almost 2 years to complete.

Whet is fully self-sustained & “off-grid” – with generated diesel power, a tertiary level sewerage & grey water treatment plant, our own private water supply & rubbish removal. Where ever possible, Whet recycles all waste materials.

Daintree Valley Haven:

Website: www.daintreevalleyhaven.com.au

Email: titus@daintreevalleyhaven.com.au

Phone: (07) 4098 6206 Fax: (07) 4098 6106

Comfortable self-contained, air-conditioned B&B bungalows overlooking a rainforest lagoon. The bungalows are a ten-minute scenic drive from Daintree Village along Stewart Creek road. The secluded 30-acre rainforest property supports a resident population of Northern Swamp Wallabies, Striped Possums, bandicoots, Lovely Fairy-wrens, Little Kingfishers, Yellow Orioles, Double-eyed Fig-parrots as well as seasonal Buff-breasted Paradise-kingfishers, Black Bitterns and waterbirds and the occasional Platypus.

Daintree River Tours


Daintree River Solar Whisper Wildlife and Crocodile Cruises.

Website: www.solarwhisper.com

Phone: 4098 7131

Cruise the Daintree River (Julaymba) spotting wildlife on a quiet clean solar electric boat “Solar whisper”. Get closer to nature….hear, smell & experience without noise and fumes.

We have a 99% success rate* for spotting crocodiles, excellent birding opportunities and other wildlife possibilities such as snakes, frogs, crabs and fish.

Your experienced interpretive guide is accustomed to the nuances of the river, rain-forest and mangroves and can spot an incredible variety of wildlife that you would not necessarily see on your own. The boat is fitted with the unique “CROC CAM” to help show well camouflaged wildlife.

This is a small, family operated business practising true Eco Tourism

Daintree River Wild Watch (Bird Watching and Wildlife Tours)

Website: www.daintreeriverwildwatch.com.au

Email: info@daintreeriverwildwatch.com.au

Phone: (07) 4098 7068

Mobile: 0447 734 933

Early morning and late afternoon Bird Watching and Wildlife Tours on the Daintree River. Departs from Daintree Village wharf  with a maximum of 8 people. High-backed, swivel seats make Ian (Sauce) Worcester’s boat a very comfortable and an ideal vessel for birding, photography, viewing wildlife and riparian habitats and, in season, epiphitic orchids. Possible species which may be encountered include Great-billed Heron, Black Bittern, Nankeen and Striated Herons, Black-necked Stork, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Mangrove Robin, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Koel, Gould’s Bronze-cuckoo, Shinning Flycatcher, White-eared Monarch, Large-billed Gerygone, Little, Azure, Sacred and Forest Kingfishers, Papuan Frogmouth, Pacific Baza, Grey Goshawk, Osprey, Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Eastern Water Dragon, Amethystine Python, Common Tree-snake, Estuarine Crocodile, Striped Possum and flying foxes.

Lamington National Park/Canungra Gorge


Bowerbird Guest House

Website: www.bowerbird-house.net

Email: bowerbirds@aapt.net.au

Phone/Fax: +61 7 5544 0650

Mobile: 0428 447581

A very comfortable fully self-contained 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house perched on the edge of the spectacular Canungra Gorge. Breathtaking views of Lamington National Park, the Valley of the Pines, Mt:Merino and Mt:Wanungara and across to Binna Burra.

O’Reillys is a ten minute drive away. Wildlife is abundant and often very visible from the deck and includes Red-necked Pademelons, Mountain Brushtail and Common Ringtail Possums, Regent and Satin Bowerbirds, King Parrots, Crimson Rosellas, Rainbow Lorrikeets, Wonga Pigeons, Yellow-tailed and Glossy Black-cockatoos, Grey Goshawk, Peregrine Falcon, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Pied Currawong and Land Mullet.

Environment/Conservation


Tree-kangaroo and Mammal Group.

Website: www.tree-kangaroo.net

Email: info@tree-kangaroo.net

Working to conserve Tree-kangaroos and other mammals of far north Queensland.

Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands (TREAT)

The right tree in the right place for the right reason

TREAT is a community-based tree planting group operating mainly on the Atherton Tableland in the Wet Tropics Region of far North Queensland.

Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands (TREAT) was started in 1982 by botanist Joan Wright and rainforest ecologist Geoff Tracey, who recognised the need for a community-based tree planting organisation to revegetate degraded lands and create corridors for wildlife on the Tablelands. TREAT has wonderful working relationships with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service – Restoration Services – at the Lake Eacham Nursery, many landholders, other landcare and community groups.

Website: www.treat.net.au

Email: http://dcburchill@bigpond.com

Tolga Bat Hospital

Website: https://tolgabathospital.org/

Email: jenny@tolgabathospital.org

A community group that works for the conservation of bats and their habitat through rescue and landcare work, advocacy, education and research.