Wildlife

Tablelands and Misty Mountains Wildlife Tour

Includes:nocturnal wildlife ‘spotlighting’ at Warrigal Highland Rainforest Preserve.

Fully accommodated/all-inclusive 3-days/2-nights.

Species include:

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Common Wallaroo, Pretty-face Wallaby, Agile Wallaby, Swamp Wallaby, Mareeba Rock-wallaby, Red Legged Pademelon, Rufous Bettong, Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroo, Musky-Rat-kangaroo, Platypus, Spectacled Flying-fox (fruit bat), Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, Herbert River Ringtail Possum, Green Ringtail Possum, Common Ringtail Possum, Striped Possum, Coppery Brushtail Possum, Longtailed Pygmy-possum, Feathertail Glider, Fluffy Glider, Greater Glider, Sugar Glider, Squirrel Glider, Northern Brown Bandicoot, Long-nosed Bandicoot, Red-legged Pademelon, Swamp Wallaby, Rufous Bettong, Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko, Chameleon Gecko, Pink-tongue Lizard, Boyd’s Forest Dragon, Eastern Water Dragon, nocturnal birds and myriad other species……


Nocturnal Wildlife ‘Spotlighting’ Tour

Fully accommodated (1-night) or afternoon and evening with pick-up from Tablelands only.

The main populations of arboreal mammals occur above 900 metres elevation in primary rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests of the Misty Mountains and Southern Tablelands.

Species include:

Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, Herbert River Ringtail Possum, Green Ringtail Possum, Common Ringtail Possum, Striped Possum, Coppery Brushtail Possum, Longtailed Pygmy-possum, Feathertail Glider, Fluffy Glider, Greater Glider, Sugar Glider, Squirrel Glider, Northern Brown Bandicoot, Long-nosed Bandicoot, Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroo, Red-legged Pademelon, Swamp Wallaby, Rufous Bettong, Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko, Chameleon Gecko, Pink-tongue Lizard and nocturnal birds etc


Lumholtz’s and Bennett’s Tree-kangaroo Tour

Lumholtzs TreeKangaroo - Wildlife
Lumholtzs TreeKangaroo

Fully accommodated/all-inclusive 4-days/3-nights (2-nights Cooktown, 1-night Misty Mountains/Atherton Tablelands). Misty Mountains, Southern Tablelands and Cooktown


Platypus Tour

Platypus are mainly nocturnal and crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) but can occasionally be observed during daylight hours. They are particularly active during winter and early spring when females feed frequently to build up fat reserves in preparation for breeding and egg laying.

Sensitive to sudden noise, vibrations and movements, this secretive animal usually disappears at the first sight or sound of disturbance. On our excursions, we regularly have excellent views of this shy and elusive animal. We can often observe interesting interactions between individuals and with other species.


Kangaroo Tour

Species include:

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Common Wallaroo, Pretty-face Wallaby, Agile Wallaby, Swamp Wallaby, Mareeba Rock-wallaby, as well as Red Legged Pademelon, Rufous Bettong and occassionally Antilopine Wallaroo.


Iron Range/Lakefield/Musgrave/Cooktown/Cape Bedford and Daintree.

7-14 days

Wild Watch offers excursions to the Cape York wilderness region, with the cooler, drier months being the best times for observing wildlife. The wetlands of this region support large populations of Estuarine and Freshwater Crocodiles.

In Lakeland and Lakefield National Park areas we also frequently see Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Common and Antilopine Wallaroo, Agile as well as Northern Nailtail Wallabies, Godman’s rock-wallaby, Dingo and Northern Quoll. Reptiles such as Gould’s Sand Monitor, Yellow Monitor, Bearded Dragon and Frilled Lizard are also often encountered.

Further north, the monsoon forests of the Iron Range offer some exciting species. These include Spotted and Southern Common Cuscus, Striped Possum, Rufous Spiny Bandicoot, Cinnamon Antechinus, and the beautiful Emerald Python and Emerald Monitor